Tuesday, January 27, 2009

spoiled rotten

more victims of bad storage. :-(

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekend Update

So yesterday we rented a U-haul to move all my furniture. I was hoping for one load, but it ended up being two. All went fairly smoothly, and we had all the stuff in the garage at the new digs in a couple of hours.
Me & Fred have two opposing viewpoints on how things should be done. I thought we should unload truck & deposit furniture items in the room where they will be going, cleaning & arranging to be done at a later time. Fred wanted everything unloaded & left in the garage, to be cleaned & brought in the house at a later time. Doesn't that just drag out the moving process? Whatever. It's his garage. That's what we did.
Fred also has an un-natural aversion to throwing anything out. Why, why on god's green Earth do we need a 10- year old leaking refrigerator? We do not have anywhere to put it. It will not fit in the garage, it will not fit in the house. Someone saw I was moving & came buy & offered to buy the fridge! But he insisted on loading it in the truck & moving it here. Right now he's in the garage with a sledgehammer removing shelves so he can fit the fridge in..... We're also not throwing out 100 plastic Raider cups, steak knives from K-Mart, a green shower curtain from 1980, a 52" big screen that weighs 100lbs, 2 glass shelving units that are good for absolutely nothing, an encyclopedia set from 1972 or a VCR. As a compromise he is letting me throw out the toaster that catches every other piece of toast on fire.
Last night we did manage to slowly move some things into the house. The basement bedroom (formerly the 'junk room') is now an actual guest room! What you can't see in this picture is the hallway behind me is filled with spare Dodge parts.... Maybe we will move those to the garage, and store them in that nice refrigerator.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Blueberries are on sale this week for $1 a package + my new lemon tree = Lemon Blueberry Cake

Friday, January 16, 2009

still moving.....

I've been working & going to the gym all week, (Cancun vacay coming fast), so the whole 'moving' thing has been relegated to weekends. Well, it's been relegated to Saturdays since we watch football on Sundays.
Tomorrow will be another day filled with feelings of hopelessness & dis-organization as I try to cram more of my worldly possessions, and all that other shit I have, into the back of the car.
Being able to rent the condo out seems a distant fantasy because every time I go over there the 'to do' list grows. Carpet, cabinets, door knobs.... at least Handyman Ed fixed my leaky kitchen faucet so I'm not having to pay that ridiculous water bill anymore....
At the new digs we haven't quite determined where everything will go.
Tonight's view of the master bedroom 'sitting area':
Someday that will be a beautiful spot to relax with a book on a nice chaise lounge, instead of laying on the floor surrounded by dirty t-shirts..... Just don't expect that anytime in the next 6 months.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


When you move you find all kinds of things you forgot you had. I found bottles of wine languishing in the back corner of my bar. Some I had put away for a special occasion, others, well, I'm not really sure where they came from. Unfortunately for me, storing wine upright in a condo with the A/C set on 80 is not optimal storage conditions. I threw 2 bottles out tonight before I just decided to drink this Chardonnay that tastes like rat piss. Besides, Fred might be alarmed if he comes home to more than 2 empty bottles.

And since when is Riunite 'magic'?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


One of our orange trees now has fruit that is super sweet & really good. The lemons are still bitter, but use able. Going to cut into the neighbor's grapefruit in the morning to see if more theft is in order......

ed note: the grapefruit isn't ready yet. Had a very sour breakfast this morning....

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Good Morning

Right now I am drinking coffee in my new office/ den/ ?
This is my view:

Guess I can't get a very good pic through the screen. I guess I am part owner of the boat in the lower left corner. Bring some paddles & we can take it out.
Off to do more moving.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pirates Fish & Chips

So there is this new fish & chip place down the street that me & Fred decided to try last night. We were very dismayed to unwrap our take-out at home & find they are serving the exotic Squarefish. It is not one of our favorites. But Fred does at least believe it was mostly fish.