Karen (estherchaya) wrote,
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my kitchen sink won't drain despite most of a bottle of liquid plumber. I am supremely annoyed. It's a double sink so you'd think that I could at least work on one side or the other, but no. If you pour water in the right side, not only do you end up with standing water on the right side, but it also backs up into the left side. Darnit!

My dreams of having a fully functional kitchen before Seth returns are slowly being realized, but I think will fade awa.y by the time he gets back. I've emptied 5 boxes from the kitchen, which is two more than I'd hoped for, plus I've partially emptied three or four others. So I am getting there, slowly but surely. I may, however, have a fully functional guest room. I spent a small fortune on bed linens for the guest room today. But they were so worth it! :) I'm excited.

Most importantly, I'll have a mostly functional living room tomorrow. Go me!I can't wait to have actual furniture there instead of just overturned boxes. Yay for us! :) I'm very excited about this. I'll have a nice, comfy, cool place to read a book on shabbos. You know, since I'm all alone. Abandoned. No one here but me. No husband. No one to love me. Except the cats. And well, they're pretty selfish.

Ahem.

So right. I had a pleasant dinner with the Bodners this evening. Always a good time, of course. Tomorrow I'm having dinner with the Felds, and Saturday lunch at Ellen's. I still haven't had to cook a shabbos meal since we moved in, and right now I'm not fighting the trend. As much as I like having shabbos in my home. And as much as part of moving here was to enable us to have shabbos in our home, I'm just not organized enough yet. But I'm getting there, so hopefully at some point I'll be back to where I can figure out how to deal with shabbos. It's not helping that I'm no longer in a job where I get off work at noon on Fridays. In the winter I will, but not in the summertime. Oh well.

I've watched a couple good movies recently. America's Sweethearts was surprisingly good. It should be with the cast it had... Billy Crystal, John Cusack (sp?), Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts, Seth Green, Hank Azaria (sp?), and a cameo by Christopher Walken. Also I finally got around to seeing Road to Perdition. I knew that it would be a good movie (another great cast... Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, etc), but for some reason I'd never been able to get myself in the mood to see it. Finally I just stuck it in the DVD player and decided to watch it. It's got a great soundtrack, and superb acting. I was really impressed and highly recommend it. So. Right. Still loving that Netflix subscription!

I've talked to Seth several times since he's gotten to Aruba. It's so cool that we can talk to each other from 4,000 miles away. I mean, it's not like I've not always been able to make international calls, and I'm sure the technology really isn't THAT cool, but I'm constantly amazed at the things that I sometimes take for granted. I remember when we were living in Spain, my father spent the last year that we were there in Diego Garcia, which is a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I didn't get to talk to him much because it cost about a dollar per minute and the charge started when the phone started ringing, not after he picked up, so mostly my mother would call to make sure he was okay and see if he needed anything, but after that, they rushed off the phone usually.

Anyway, now that I've emptied some boxes, I really need to get off my butt and take them down to the garage. But not tonight. Tonight I'm going to get my butt into bed because it's way past my bedtime and I am planning to go to work for a half day tomorrow. Don't want to curse myself.
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