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My mind is boggling with the thought that so many folks on my Flist are freezing already - when in fact it's been in the 90's all month (seven days in November of record-breaking temperatures!), with overnights in the mid-60s. Still, I found myself freezing in a turtleneck and hoodie on my way to work yesterday - passing a time/temperature marquee which claimed it was 67. They have made serious wusses of us. It's no wonder I startled myself at the grocery store with the realization that it's only two weeks to Thanksgiving. Yikes.

I still can't wear shoes. I can fit into many of my shoes now, but I can't wear them for any length of time. I'm wondering if I should get shoeboxes for some of them, since they're getting very dusty sitting there on the shoe rack, taunting me.

Cairo will not let me sleep. I managed to make him lie down for a while after Barb said, "Will you SETTLE?" in an exasperated voice, indicating that he was keeping her up, too; mostly it's walk, walk, walk, pet me, pet me, pet me, walk, walk, walk, pet me, pet me, pet me, jump into window, jump down out of window, walk some more, stand on pillow, pet me, pet me, pet me.


Last night I went to take my laptop off the dock to carry it out to the main room, and I crashed its little hard drive. It wouldn't come back up, so I had to leave it unplugged so the battery would run down (fortunately, this battery only holds a charge for about an hour), and then when I started it, it came up fine. I did corrupt my NaNo file, though - panic ensued briefly, but I was able to salvage all but the last few paragraphs I'd just written, and I saved the new, uncorrupted file onto my jump drive, and I've managed to reconstruct the missing words. So I got someone less writing done last night than I would have otherwise:

12745 words

But does not Ugly Betty make one cry and laugh at the same time?

We has countertops, we has new water heater (it's nifty; a "tankless" water heater, that takes up about the space of a circuit box in the laundry room, and heats water lickity-split!), but we still has not got appliances. They'd better do some by-golly cranking in the next few days to make that Thanksgiving deadline! Still, I'm so happy with the results so far I'm not complaining.

This time it IS Friday. Yay!


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Nov. 9th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
it's nifty; a "tankless" water heater, that takes up about the space of a circuit box in the laundry room, and heats water lickity-split!

Now I'm really jealous! We've been talking about getting one of those for years... pretty much ever since we stayed with babyotto and her family in Melbourne and got to experience one first-hand. Those things are wonderful! It's just going to take a lot of work to get one hooked (moving storage shelves and storage items and having several things repiped).
Nov. 10th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
I haven't done more than run a little hot water in the bathroom sink last night, but I'm looking forward to really giving it the test!

It really freed up a lot of space in the laundry room - we may someday be able to get a dryer in there!
Nov. 9th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm impressed by the tankless water heater!

And I love Ugly Betty -- I watch it uncritically, really, but I do enjoy it.
Nov. 10th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
I'm just glad that some =happy= things have happened lately; it's been a tough ride this season!

Nov. 9th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
You've exactly captured Ugly Betty. I'm amazed by how much I've come to love this show. And...cold? It was in the 30s here last night. No snow yet, though.
Nov. 10th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
Last night I was crying when Henry dragged her to see Poppy's ceremony and then laughing and then crying and oh, it's just so good.

It's not hot here today, and that's about the best I can give you. But I had to take off the turtleneck I wore to the office as soon as I got home because it made me a bit too warm. I'm in a t-shirt, and both doors and all the windows are open. (Of course, that's partly because the plumber is here hooking up the dishwasher).
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