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Updated: 09/09/06

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"The Confusion"
by Neal Stephenson



Saturday, 09 September, 2006

Gary is on call today. Once I finish my errands, I'll head over to Chez Trauma, but since it's now almost 1:00 p.m. and I haven't even gone "food shopping" yet, I think it will be awhile. While poor Gary was already at the hospital by 7:30 this morning, I lazed around in bed and ate bon-bons!

Well, no, not really. Here's what I've done already today:

Lowe's. Picked up six bags of drainage gravel, two box elders, four small mums, two PVC elbows and a ten foot length of 4 inch PVC pipe.
Chinese Supermarket. Stocked up on Cafe du Monde chicory coffee as well as veggies. Their prices are much better than the other supermarkets, plus they give us free stuff when we check out. Today it was two dozen eggs. Gotta love it.
Went home. Swept out the garage and moved the empty trash cans back in. Unloaded all the stuff and put it away.
Pulled out the two dead arborvitae from the planters on either side of the street door and replanted with the box elders and the mums. Not bad:

New plants at front door

Swept up trash and leaves in front of our house(s) and Rose's. The two Evil Trees on the street are already starting to turn yellow and will soon begin their two-month reign of terror wherein they drop leaves all over the sidewalks, especially right after one has swept the walks. It is such a mess.
Caulked inside of mailbox and oiled hinges. Our mail keeps getting soaked when it rains, so I'm hoping this will do the trick.
Waited for carpet delivery guy. We order a big section of carpet from Lowes about a month ago and the guy showed up to deliver it today.
Watched space shuttle launch.
Moved all of the living room furniture and rolled out the carpet, then replaced the furniture. Whew! I think it looks pretty good though:

New Living Room Look

New Living Room Look

Apparently Suki approves:

Suki's new carpet

Well, I guess I've eaten enough bon-bons for one day. Time to go shopping!


[Only 7,112 more needed for our Wine Cellar Wall.]

Quote du jour:

"When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe, I mean why."

Katharine Whitehorn (1928 - ____) English writer, essayist
1066 And All That, 1930

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