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Till the day I'm returning

I know what I really need: One of those sonic jewelry cleaner thingies (provided they really work), since I waste a good amount of many a morning cleaning my silver jewelry to wear it that day. I don't have enough jewelry box space to keep all the silver in tarnish-free conditions, and I like having my chains hanging on the racks where I see them and can get to them quickly when I'm getting ready in a great hurry in the morning.

I have had numerous body aches from all the furniture moving, cleaning, spackling, scraping, scrubbing, painting, boxing, carrying, etc., that has been going on around here since last Sunday. Barb and I took two days off and got the office room shaped into an office, but all my things are in boxes in stacks, and that has made me cranky. I need to find a nice little desk that'll fit in the allotted space (about 44-48 inches long) with maybe a little hutch that has some space to put reference books, and possibly three drawers -- two small, one file-size -- and that's all I ask. I don't want something large that would encourage me to continue pack-ratting, but I want enough space to keep what I want to keep, with a nice little slot to keep upcoming bills filed in so I know where they are and when they're due (like, for example, a doctor's bill I got for a small amount insurance didn't cover, but I keep forgetting about it because it's not in my Bill Slot... which isn't there anymore since we threw all that stuff away). I want a place for my stuff. I feel very unsettled.

Craigslist is not being very helpful, although there are a few okay specimens.

I did throw away a LOT of stuff (or it's boxed for Goodwill and blocking the foyer, meaning we have to go around into the living room and back to get to the dining room from the front door). I knuckled down and tossed a lot of old video tapes, many of which I've replaced on DVD or plan to eventually replace. I need to see if the old "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures" (the cartoon) is available on DVD; I found some old tapes with several episodes recorded. It was very fun, and if I recall correctly, the entire original cast voiced it, but didn't last very long.

The bedroom looks a WHOLE lot better with Barb's desk moved and the cedar chest back. Only the one wall is painted, though; we have to finish the other side, which will be another Big Event.

I was glad I was home Monday, because my doctor called -- my actual doctor, not just his office -- to tell me the mammogram place wants me back because there was "something" on my mammo. He assured me it's likely nothing, and that they are, of course, always VERY overcautious in these cases, but they want me back for another scan just to be sure. I have been given every reason NOT to worry, therefore, I am.

I got my answers back from Tommy Cash. He wants to sing with Carrie Underwood. *shiver* Why did my opinion of him suddenly drop?

Hopefully I'll take some time this weekend and do a few reviews I've been putting off. That's the only problem with Roughstock -- they don't give me deadlines, and without deadlines, I can put something off practically indefinitely.


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Aug. 20th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
It was very fun, and if I recall correctly, the entire original cast voiced it, but didn't last very long.

You are correct! Keanu got disgusted, though, when the writers thought Bill and Ted's speech was interchangeable and had Ted saying a Billism (remembers that from an interview).
Aug. 20th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
I thought so! It's been pretty much since it was on the air that I last saw it -- good show, though, as I recall, and I still use the line, "Plastic, not paper, for we are two environmentally aware dudes." (That was, of course, before plastic turned out to be bad, too.)
Aug. 20th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
That was another "cartoon made from a movie" that I found somewhat (or a lot) more charming than the original that it was taken from (looks specifically at Beetlejuice the animated series).
Aug. 20th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was another good one!
Aug. 20th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'd love to have Beetlejuice the cartoon series, really. I loved it.
Aug. 20th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Maybe he just wants to make a ton of money and get lots of exposure?

I'm so in awe of you guys for accomplishing so much. I have so much I want to do around here and never do any of it. You make me feel like such a slacker.
Aug. 20th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Well, remember there are TWO of us. There is some amount of motivation in having a partner in these things!

When I asked him if he liked any of the new singers, I couldn't believe the ones he said! Alan Jackson I'll give him, but Taylor Swift and Undertalented?!? Eeeg.

Aug. 20th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
You and I are doing similar pursuits this week. The stuff that didn't go in the trash or to goodwill/library are still sitting in my car.

Good luck with the mammogram. At our age, harmless fibrotic changes aren't uncommon. Hopefully taht's all it is
Aug. 20th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
That's what Dr. Johnson seemed to think, so that's probably all it is. I always do my self-exams and everything, so I think I'm in pretty good shape. Still, as I said...
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
yeah been there done that. For the last 2 years I've had to go every 6 months because of things they find on hte mammo.

no matter what it makes you worry
Aug. 20th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
I ached just reading about all the work you did! Brava! This is the sort of time-investment that will pay off for years :) .

I had a really hard time finding the right coffee table on Craigslist and at Goodwills, too. But I'm glad I held out, because after all the fugly and maybe-almost-rights, one did come along that was just the right dimensions, and that has made me very happy. It was totally worth the 3-4 week wait. Knowing exactly what you want can be both annoying and pretty great :) .

*hugs* re: doctor visit.
Aug. 21st, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
There's a nice set on Craigslist now; but it's in Chandler, the seller is in North Phoenix, they have other interested parties, and we don't even know if it's the right size...

We shall see!
Aug. 20th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
Spring Cleaning Comes Late
I didn't accomplish much today, since I slept very little last night and wound up napping this afternoon. I did get a comforter washed and picked up the new baker's rack from Craiglist. Tomorrow, car repair, putting the other shelves together, and washing stuff that should go on shelves.

Best of luck with the medical exam. Generally it is nothing, but it's best to check. ::hugs::
Aug. 21st, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Re: Spring Cleaning Comes Late
And it's way too hot for spring cleaning! *g*

We have to see if this desk we're looking at on Craigslist is actually the right size.
Aug. 20th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)
[hugs hugs for mammogram worries and being unsettled]
Aug. 21st, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Aug. 20th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
I got my answers back from Tommy Cash. He wants to sing with Carrie Underwood. *shiver* Why did my opinion of him suddenly drop?

Aug. 20th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the doctor!

I so need to get my storerooms sorted through and get rid of at least one of them.
Aug. 21st, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)

It's hard to get started on it, that's for sure!
Aug. 21st, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
And I have to wash or air all the fabrics, since they have a funky mildew scent from the LA apartment, due to the time Steve ran a tub and totally forgot it until most of the apartment carpet was sodden! And he wonders why I get antsy when he runs water now...
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