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Memo To Self

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I need to help remember to bring along the reusable grocery bags. Does us no good when they’re sitting back at the house.

New soda for me: Big Peach, made by Big Red. Also picked up a tapioca pudding snack pack.

Susan gave me approval to purchase anything Krogers had in the far back corner of the store until she saw they had a Harley sitting there. Later amendment to her approval: if I could swing the Harley within no more than the amount tab for our basket of groceries – about $115 for this trip – then I am allowed to purchase two. So if McCain’t wins in November and continues the W Administration’s policies, by next year maybe a grocery cartful will be more expensive than a hog, and I’ll be on two wheels!

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18 May 2008 at 5:04 pm

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Clean Trunk

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A little more than nine months after loading the Blue Bug up to move from my old office, I can finally see the vehicle’s trunk floor.

Didn’t manage to find the missing flash drive, nor the travel power converter Kelly gave me for Christmas. But did find seven — yes, seven! — new toothbrushes that had been given to me by my dentist over several years worth of visits.

And not only is the righthand view temporary, quickly occupied by a small box of sorted junk; but other sort piles moved to the Blue Bug front seat (a few things I can use at the office), the Blue Bug back seat (books), my side of the bed (just a few books I want to peek through this afternoon, a CD I need to sync to the Zen, and a few papers to file, all to be cleared from deck today), and my nightstand (chronic exposure to clutter). Even so, half a large garbage bag (including two quite wayward ancient photographs that Susan declined to rescue) made its way from the car trunk out to the street for trash pickup tomorrow morning.

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18 May 2008 at 3:39 pm

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Chore Breaks

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Susan and Nat are cleaning house today. Nat even dusted the ceiling fan blades, which had managed to accumulate piles of dust despite continuously turning!

I’m working from the house today; but during breaks while my computer chugs through its attempts to keep pace with me, I putter around helping out some with the chores: clean the bathroom mirrors; tidy and clean my sink; clean the master toilet; vacuum the master bathroom and master bedroom; and scrub the shower floor.

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9 May 2008 at 11:44 am

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Spring Cleaning

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OK, this isn’t really spring cleaning per se, not in the proverbial sense, but at least I’ll be getting a little bit done around the house, and it is the first weekend of this spring.

Will be following up with the steam cleaner, easily my favorite chore, during which I’ll switch over to listening to tunes on the Zen Vision:M versus the cell phone music I’m tuned into here.

Kitty follows closely behind to inspect . . . and to get a head start on re-depositing my withdrawals.

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22 March 2008 at 11:20 am

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Some Help!

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Dylan gets too curious about the camera, set on its timer for a snapshot of our Saturday afternoon pool chore duties from the perspective of the shallow end. So I have to chase him off and set up a second shot to catch me vacuuming up the pool floor while Susan finishes up putting DE powder in the deep-end skimmer after we had backwashed.

Susan called equipment people to have them check out some leaks in some of the pool pump seals. They should drop by in a week or two or whenever they get around to it — apparently it must be a busy time of year for pool equipment people?!

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1 March 2008 at 2:10 pm

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Thumbs Up for New Steamer

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thumbs up for new steam cleanerI did several rounds of steam cleaning today, main focus being on the master bedroom.I like this new steam cleaner very much, and would heartily recommend it. I’m not sure that the carpets through the most heavily trafficked doorways of the house have been this clean since the first year of the eight this house has existed, despite trying to keep up with my steam clean rituals. Music from my Zen Vision M mp3 player during this stretch was Rob Zombie‘s Living Dead Girl.

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24 February 2008 at 12:55 pm

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Unhandy

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Ain’t gonna hang no picture,
Ain’t gonna hang no picture frame.
Ain’t gonna hang no picture,
Ain’t gonna hang no picture frame.
Well, I might look like Robert Ford
But I feel just like a Jesse James.

bob

   

If I were not an actuary, I would most definitely not be a handyman. If Ikea cared about having comprehensible instructions – which they notoriously and quite obviously do not – then I could be their crack beta tester for improving their instructions, since I can always find the wrong way to do a handyman task even when one doesn’t exist. Why I ever appear in snapshots such as this is a deep mystery. Perhaps it’s to teach me humility, a personality trait actuaries tend to lack.

But in this tag team method of hanging four pictures in the upstairs bathrooms, I am the one who manages to get the screws into the dense particle board of the frames, then later on to do the hanging. Kelly cuts wire, and Susan wraps the wire securely on the screws. Nat is our project photographer (although this is the only downloaded pic of the set she took that managed to make it to online storage before the death of the Dell).

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23 February 2008 at 7:30 pm

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