Monthly Archive: June 2010

Thank You, Panera. 33

Thank You, Panera.

I still don’t have internet at my new home. I had some issues last week with Comcast not showing up to turn on our service. I bitched online. Several Comcast people contacted me, reassured me it was isolated, sent a nice guy out last Thursday to get things set up. He gave me his cell phone number because he was going to have to come back Friday since one of the jacks we needed required special tools. I was okay with this! I’m okay with most issues that arise with service because I’m a reasonable customer! And he stood me...

The End Is In Sight. Kinda. 16

The End Is In Sight. Kinda.

I have been reminded these last 10 days why I hate moving. Not that I had ever forgotten, I’ve always known I hate moving. But I guess I had forgotten how much I hate it. Which is to say: I HATE IT A LOT. I know people who love the whole, Upgrade-The-House-And-Sell lifestyle. They make a small bit of money off of it every 4+ years or so and upgrade each move. I think this is insane. Not only do I find the prospect of settling into a new house scary, but I always find leaving the old one depressing....

Happy Father’s Day 3

Happy Father’s Day

Today marks the second Father’s Day without my Dad. As most of you assured me, it has gotten easier. Sometimes I feel a little guilty about this. I believe I’d feel more guilty if my Dad’s dying wish hadn’t been, Get on with your life, already. Jeezus. It’s hard to feel too guilty for healing when you have actually felt more guilty for grieving since the person you loved wanted you to stop grieving EVEN BEFORE HE DIED. But grieve, I have. And on today, I miss him. I want to tell him about our new house and about me...

A Few (More) Things About Painting 28

A Few (More) Things About Painting

The professionals are painting parts of the house while I do the kid’s rooms. They paint doorways and windows and chair-rail FIRST with no taping. Then walls (with taping). Then baseboard and crown-moulding (with taping). I definitely see the logic in that as it allows for the cutting in at the easiest points (in my opinions) but going from white to color back to white again would KILL ME. I walked in our master bedroom yesterday and the walls were painted there and in my bathroom. I hadn’t even taken “before” photos in there yet! THAT made the investment worth...

Cheating with the blog entries this week…BECAUSE THE PAINT FUMES ARE ROTTING MY BRAIN. 9

Cheating with the blog entries this week…BECAUSE THE PAINT FUMES ARE ROTTING MY BRAIN.

Idea stolen from Average Jane who stole it from other people. Perfect entry for a busy week. 30 Questions: 1. It’s 2AM and you are not home. You are more than likely: In jail or the hospital. I’m never not at home at 2am. 2. What’s the last thing you spent more than $100 on? Our new dining room table. 3. What do your bank checks look like? Standard issue style from the bank. 4. Where did the shirt you are currently wearing come from? Alabama Outdoor. It’s a Life Is Good shirt that I paint in. 5. Name something that...