April 25, 2008

I Got Nothin', Folks.

We're moving in a month, and I still have to:

(1) Catch up on laundry. (I sucked it up and got the washer fixed yesterday morning—it took the repair guy three minutes to figure out what was wrong, whereas I would have spent seven hours on it).

(2) Check on flooring costs tomorrow (I have a bad feeling about this, but I shall forge ahead. Yesterday I told my husband that my mother recommends we keep the existing carpeting, and simply have it cleaned despite the rust stains and the mold. "But it makes you sick," A the H reminded me.

"Maybe it's psycho-somatic," I remarked. "My mother didn't notice it."

"Your mother doesn't have allergies," he replied. "Also, you lied to her about the fungal content of the carpet, because you didn't want her going into some kind of 'black mold psychosis' on you."

"Oh, right." I was over there this morning, and, sure enough: I was on the verge of sneezing the entire time. And all methods of carpet cleaning on-site involve water, which does not cut down on mold and mildew.)

(3) Pick out a new headboard for the bed / television / entertainment center, and some of that "6-12 months down the line" furniture: smaller bedside tables, new entertainment center, a room divider for my study area.

Every cent we have right now should go into food, moving, and the essential elements of the condo revamp.

So with any luck I'll have something interesting and witty to say in the morning. Right now, I'm headed to the all-night drugstore to find out what sorts of deals are available on OTC antihistamines.

Posted by Attila Girl at April 25, 2008 09:29 PM | TrackBack

Sorry: that isn't a handful of headboards; just one (for a Queen bed, if you're listening to us, and a King bed, if you're listening to my mom--who as usual wants to make things more complicated). And there are actually two entertainment centers involved: a standard one for the living room that will hold a large flat-screen and readjust the viewing angle on same (we've got to get that flat-screen too) as well as one for the bedroom that might double as a small or narrow dresser, and will hold the ancient television that is . . . wait for it . . . VHS compatible! (It just needs a DVD player.)

Oh, and (4) figure out whether the internet connection should be through our phone lines, or through our cables, and get both those items installed before we move in—along with TiVo, which as I understand it will allow the Very Flaky person in the household to still watch Boston Legal; Law & Order: Disneyland; the Sunday political shows in which the token conservative receives a brutal verbal anal probe; and Saturday morning cartoons.

And I've got to get some drawers installed in the walk-in closet (the main one). Hooray. That is: hooray if we can afford it.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 25, 2008 09:57 PM

Maybe Katrina and the Waves can help you relax. If she caught her flight, that is.

Posted by: Darrell at April 25, 2008 11:12 PM

And pull the carpeting before you move anything in. Not only lakes life easier, if the Hazmat team finds it in the dumpster you can still finger the previous owners.

Posted by: Darrell at April 25, 2008 11:14 PM

Cable by far. Costs about the same (around here anyway) but is much faster than anything the phone company can pump out. Plus you can get phone via cable too, and most companies will give you some kind of break for a package deal (tv, phone and internet).

Posted by: Desert Cat at April 26, 2008 06:48 AM

Katriina is HERE! Yippee! Thank you!

Must start with "Red Wine and Whiskey," and then listen to the entire thing, all the way through.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 26, 2008 08:42 AM

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