Category: House and home

Housework report

July 18th, 2009
So, with 18 tasks lined up for the final week of non-workdom, how did I do? Well, the results aren't bad: 14 of the 18 tasks are done, 2 more are half-done, and I added a few more to the list. For example, "research ceiling storage options for the g… more »

Yet another unexplained thing about my house

July 8th, 2009
Last night, I noticed that the outlets in the upstairs bathrooms weren't working. "Ah," I thought, "We must have tripped a circuit breaker!" Except that the lights and fans worked, so that didn't seem likely. But, lacking any better explanat… more »

Some positive signs

June 15th, 2009
One interview this afternoon in downtown SF. Two possible contract positions (but just possible, not anywhere near definite). Plus a couple of other signs of interest, but also somewhat tentative. At the same time, I'm trying to clean out the garage… more »

Memorial Day weekend

May 25th, 2009
What I wanted to accomplish this weekend: Dig a couple of holes in the front yard, plant a couple of bushes, change the irrigation line setup to fit. What I actually accomplished this weekend: Dug one hole...which suddenly started filling with water… more »

New spell!

May 15th, 2009
Spell: Summon Loan Officer Material component: Computer, internet access (possibly optional) Verbal component: Speak the phrase "I would like to refinance my mortgage." This spell summons 4d20x4 loan officers, all eager to point out that their… more »