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We have power

As of 1am this morning, the power came back on...and stayed on. And there was much rejoycing.

Things that need to be done (regardless of the storm) are:
Take out trash
Install wood flooring (handyman has blown us off 3 times. What are the odds?)
Have roof checked for leaks
Gutters cleaned
Fridge/freezer emptied (preferably by tonight, as trash day is tomorrow)
House returned to a semblance of normalcy
Check written to cover car loan

I'm at work now. I have 3 more shifts this week. Karen's theoretically working as well, except that she has the World's Worst Ear Infection. I feel bad that I can't do more for her.

Now, if only we had cable (and by extension, the cable modem). Someone feel like taping Enterprise and West Wing for us?


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Sep. 23rd, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC)
Floor warning
From my lovely wife....

Make sure there's plenty of padding under the floor. She's working at a store with Pergo flooring, and after being on her feet all day (7 hrs), her feet were killing her. So, make sure they put plenty of padding underneath the floor.

You may want to double up on the padding (since it's cheap... I didn't, and wish I had, but I'm not gonna redo it just for that....

Trust me, for I am the Home Despot....
Sep. 23rd, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Floor warning
Thanks for the advice, Despot. I'll run that by the bozos who will be doing the flooring. I don't mind extra padding...but I'm not going to make a special trip for it. I have a few odds-and-ends to get now that we have power, so perhaps I'll get it next time I'm there.
Sep. 23rd, 2003 07:28 pm (UTC)
I expect you'd prefer someone local, but if your cable isn't back and no one nearby can get you tapes, I can tape them for you. You have two choices: (1) I program them back-to-back on one VCR (you probably lose some closing credits on the one to guarantee not missing the start of the other), and I mail the tape on Thursday, or (2) I run off copies from my own (complete) tapes, but might not be able to get it into the mail before Rosh Hashana. (If I don't, the tape would go into the mail on Monday morning.)
Sep. 24th, 2003 02:08 am (UTC)
Re: TV
Luckily, our cable (and thus the cable modem via which I make this reply) have returned, so we are good. Note to self: reset time on VCR.
Sep. 24th, 2003 08:19 am (UTC)
You know, I thought that I was the only person left watching Enterprise. DS9 is still my favorite Star Trek series, but this season of Enterprise is looking promising. I like a pissed-off captain; if Picard threw a few aliens into the airlock, TNG would have been a lot more exciting. ;-)

I might need to borrow a tape of this week's episode, actually, because Laura and I are going to a bris tonight. We should be back in time, but might not be.

Sep. 24th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: Enterprise
Thanks for the reminder...I haven't had a chance yet to watch last week's episode. Sure, we'll save the tape for you.
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