403: Red-ink fail stamp. (FAIL)
( Aug. 22nd, 2011 07:47 am)
Figure out which windows are bedroom windows *before* you start pounding on the window frame at 07:40.

No love,
- Me
Kitchen kashered for Passover - DONE.

Tomorrow? The cooking, the seder, the falling over afterwards. The sleeping in Tuesday morning.
403: A rack of test tubes with the caption "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate". (Solution or precipitate)
( Mar. 17th, 2011 10:14 pm)
It looks like [livejournal.com profile] zeightyfiv and I are moving at the end of this lease-year. Moving is a pain, but I was originally rather grumpy about getting sucked into this household by the combination of spousal inertia and our landlady-to-be's enthusiasm. (She's the kind of person who can drag people along in her wake if they don't actively protest.) This setup has worked better than I originally expected, but I'm not sure that's saying much since I had no experience living with other people besides family.

I'm told that the rental market around here essentially goes on hiatus from October 1st to April 15th, so I'm not in any rush to find a place to go to. It's likely that we'll need to round up housemates for next year, however.
403: Green spider chrysanthemum. (Spider Chrysanthemum)
( Feb. 25th, 2011 04:07 pm)
It is, of course, still too cold outside to sow seeds directly. Everything alive right now is in pots.

Planted two weeks ago: Leeks.

Planted this week: Gambler's tomatoes (lemon drop cultivar; it's so early that there may not be enough sun for them to fruit), hot lemon peppers, black peppers, basil (purple petra, Thai Siam queen, lime), English thyme, savory, and garden cress (a non-swampy relative of watercress).

There are a total of nine new pots, spread across three south-facing windows. I appropriated a broken chair (which has been sitting in the dining room for at least four months) to expand the table space near the sunniest one. We'll see if my housemates say anything.
403: Cheerful-looking octopus. (Hapalochlaena lunulata)
( Dec. 29th, 2010 10:33 am)
The downstairs is warming up. It's glorious.

The furnace in the basement needed a simple replacement part, for which the repairman had to drive to Wilmington. (Go figure.)
403: A rack of test tubes with the caption "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate". (Solution or precipitate)
( Dec. 28th, 2010 04:07 am)
Downstairs heater is still out (left messages for the repair service twice, no callback) and the temperature keeps dropping. Unsurprising, since the temperature outside right now is 11F. We've turned faucets to a trickle downstairs and in the second-floor bathroom, in order to remove the possibility of either pipe column freezing.

Tomorrow.. Shopping for a wedding dress. Digging out the driveway so that the furnace repairman has somewhere to park.
Yarn store was open today, so I dropped by on my way to the grocery. It took me an hour to learn the most basic three parts of crocheting. (For the record: chain stitches, single-crochet stitch, how to finish a row and start another.) It'll take further practice to get it into muscle-memory, of course.

The downstairs furnace is on strike (has been since yesterday), and the chance of getting a repaircritter with the incoming blizzard is precisely nil. So I'm planning to stay upstairs and warm.
403: A rack of test tubes with the caption "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate". (Solution or precipitate)
( Dec. 22nd, 2010 01:47 pm)
Dear NSTAR Gas,

I'd like to give you money. Really, I would. But before I can do that, you need to get a bill from your printer to my mailbox. If you have to try a fourth time, I'm going to ask for it to be sent certified mail.

Or, you know, I could just conclude that you don't want my money.

- Me
403: Fractal of nested rainbow curves. (Edges)
( Nov. 23rd, 2010 09:06 am)
The furnace repair guy actually came out on Saturday, but discovered that he needed to order a new circuit board. New estimate is next Monday at the earliest. I'm leaving to spend a week in Seattle on Wednesday.

Back when we were first moving in, the landlady mused about possibly installing a wood heating stove for ambiance. It's sounding like a really good idea just now.
Landlady is calling around for a repairman, but there's a decent chance that none will be available until Monday. In the mean time, I've decided to bake in order to heat the downstairs a little, and am glad of my electric blanket.

Shabbat starts at 16:02. Maybe I'll try to stay late in the synagogue library; it's likely to be warmer there.
403: Spiral of black and white stones, on a go board. (Spiral)
( Sep. 6th, 2010 01:08 pm)
Mine started with a lazy morning, followed around around noon by a shouted alarm, "The basement is flooding!" The basement is now being aggressively dried out, and we get to spritz the damp areas with bleach every 12h for the next few days.

How's your day going?
403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Default)
( Sep. 6th, 2010 12:49 am)
It was Epic.

Also, I should revise my estimate of how long the kitchen can operate without a grocery run. After pooling all our staple foods, it's obvious that we've got more than a week of no-grocery wiggle room (albeit on bland fare).
I'll be doing the landscaping at the house she's buying. I asked how she felt about keeping chickens, and the response was "We should do it!". I didn't need to sell the idea at all.


403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Default)


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