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Wednesday, October 29, 2003
  kitchen update
the good news is the door to the garage is in. the new front door is in. the stupid fluorescent lights required by the building code are in. wee. the recessed lights are in. the oven is still missing. three cabinet doors need to be replaced. and the bad news is the garbage disposal gave up the ghost.

total cost of kitchen so far: $64,440.73
 
  hockey
well, this season ended mixed. i scored four goals: a 1 cm tap in, a perfect pass, a fluke, and a deflection off my skate. i got hammered by a punk kid who claims to be a cop with less than two minutes left in the last game. karmic payback for my previous high stick mishap, i guess. we'll be playing in a an easier division next season and i'm the rotating captain. woo hooty! i hope it's not too easy. i hope my neck heals by then.
 
Monday, October 27, 2003
  kitchen update
cabinet man will replace the two wrong doors. the faucet, front door, and garage door should go in today. floor should go in later this week. we need to pick some paint colors. holy crow, there's light at the end of the tunnel.

total cost of kitchen so far:
contractor's original estimate:
commitments:

$59,527.39
$59,689.00
>$10,000.00

 
Saturday, October 25, 2003
  kitchen update
oh shit. the cabinet doors are wrong. well, two of them are glass and should be wood. not a big deal compared to the $450 oven adventure.
 
Friday, October 24, 2003
  kitchen update
yay! the countertops are in and they look great. a closet door is in. but we no longer have a functioning kitchen for the whole weekend cause the stove and faucet had to go temporarily. the wrong oven is gone. the contractor griped abou t the $450 restocking fee. ouch! when you know you're dyslexic and you place an order on the phone you should be in the habit of saying part number delta echo delta oscar two zero five. i guess some lessons just have to be learned the hard way. heh, ask me about a phone bill sometime.

total cost of kitchen so far: $55,750.39.
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
  kitchen update
oh shit. it's the wrong oven.
 
  kitchen update
woo hooty! oven and stovetop went in and are functional. the stovetop has the warning: do not use wimpy little pots smaller than 10" on the center burner on hi or the full 15,000 btu's will quickly reduce the pot to a glowing blob of semi-liquid metal. we could launch a hot air balloon with this thing. the first test of the oven blew the house circuit breaker. oops. wonder what we're gonna have for dinner. mmm.... casserole... mmm... lasagne... mmmm... pancakes... mmm... bacon... mmm...
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
  dying
when a horse breaks its leg we put it down. when our favorite pooch gets doggie leukemia we put him to sleep. we call these acts humane and the right thing. but when a human being is dying with no hope of recovery we are expected to keep them alive at all costs. even if it means torturing them for 13 years. fortunately (i guess), that unfortunate lady in florida is already dead and will never be aware of the indignities being visited upon her corpse. jeb bush is a sick puppy.
 
Monday, October 20, 2003
  kitchen update
here's some good advice if you're going to remodel your kitchen: prep and freeze a few dozen meals so you can microwave them. we wish we had. it sure would be nice to have a few more yummy options on the menu. like lasagne, chili, curry, pasta sauce, etc.
 
Thursday, October 16, 2003
  kitchen update
ooo... we washed dishes last night in our brand new sink. kitchens are dysfunctional without this most underrated appliance. i screwed up and told the contractor to order the faucet without the sprayer. so now we have to wait. the new front door just arrived. it's pretty even unfinished. i wonder where the workers are.

total cost of kitchen so far: $46,275.39.
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
  kitchen update
ack! the fabricator for the granite countertops called to say that his worker was injured and unable to do our job. ack! we suspect that was a load of crock. fortunately, it was rather painless to find a replacement.

total cost of kitchen so far: $44,893.04
 
Monday, October 13, 2003
  kitchen update
the laborers have no labor for today. so they took sledge hammers to the fireplace. i guess we should have given them the day off! no really. the fireplace was ugly and in the way so now it's going. good riddance. so are the baseboards, doors, and door frames. this is called the ripple effect.

total cost of kitchen so far: $42,211.68
 
Friday, October 10, 2003
  kitchen update
wow. the cabinets arrived. they're nice. even though they make the room look a lot smaller.
 
Thursday, October 09, 2003
  poetry
i don't understand poetry. i'd expect to get my face slapped if i tried lines like these on my amore: you are the foam on my beer, a light airy head on a golden delicious body, all inside a curvacious container. but spew those words from a book titled poetry and you'll invoke quite the emotional response.
 
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
  i left
i left the house today. i just left. i strapped on my skates and went rippin' down the street. i didn't have a zoomer. i didn't have any children. i didn't leave any children at home. i just - left the house. it was a feeling i haven't experienced in so long it felt novel.
 
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
  kitchen update
dust dust dust. drywall dust everywhere. pah. i hate the stuff. and we have several more days of it. double pah. in other news, today alisa ordered fire clay tiles for the back splash. we also ordered a new front door from lou's doors. part of the ripple effect. they didn't want any money. i guess we'll pay them later. why would you name your company loose doors?

total cost of kitchen so far: $31,211.68
 
Sunday, October 05, 2003
  i love fark
fark home page. bush photoshopped.
 
Friday, October 03, 2003
  ah youth
i had just fallen off the giant ladder for about the 12th straight time. it was thursday and i crashed the teen session to give it one last shot this year before we packed up and left camp. one really sweet teen came over to me when i was scowling at the element and told me, there will be other tries. i just looked at her and smiled and bobbed my head. i didn't have the heart to tell her that i'll be 39 next year. ah youth. live forever.
 
Thursday, October 02, 2003
  ooo ooo
garrett went to alisa's work at amd one day. in the lobby is a bronze bust of the ceo, jerry sanders. garrett pointed to it and said, ooo ooo. which is garrett speak for monkey.
 
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