Monday, February 22, 2010

How is this for getting distracted?

I sneezed and reached for a tissue.  Obviously this is when I realize the box is empty.  I take it to the trash on my way to get a new box.  I notice the trash is full so I empty it.  Tomorrow is trash day so the timing is good.  This is when I notice that one of the cans (we have 2) needs cleaning so I grab the "washing up liquid" as they say on "How Clean Is Your House" and head into the shower to set it to soak.  I tidy the kitchen a bit and head back to the computer to work/read/play.  About 45 minutes later I sneeze again and realize that I never grabbed that new box of tissues. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I saw Avatar (3D) yesterday.

I liked the new 3D glasses, but they still don't fit great.  They are *much* better than the old paper ones that I remembered and hated.

Regarding the movie, I was pretty bored the first half.  The 2nd have picked up a bit and kept my attention.  I frequently predicted (inside my head) what was going to happen next.  The special effects were GREAT!  The storyline didn't wow me, but the special effects made up for it.  Over all, I found the movie to be enjoyable and worth the money. 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I think I'm in love with my electrician

Half of the house lost power this afternoon. This wasn't flickering on and off like it's been, but outright dead. Weird. No breakers flipped. I called and rambled on to the poor assistant. That's what happens when I'm awakened rudely by someone yelling and knocking on my bedroom door. He said he'd call the boss and get back to me.

I handed mom my cell and jumped into the shower leaving the door cracked for some light. PTL for a gas water heater Told mom to shut the door if anyone came and warn my boy. About 2 minutes after I was out and dressed (hair not combed out yet), they showed up. Within 20 minutes or so, the power was completely working again.

It's the stupid, ancient city lines that are goofing up. We have 4 lines coming to the house and 1 is frayed. (No fire danger) When they bounce in the wind, power flickers. He's going to really get on the city's case about replacing their lines to our house. The city will hem and haw because they are putting them underground in the near future. Yeah, near future as in sometime in the next 10-20 years. BAH!

We've had the electrician out 3 times in the last 2 months. I am sick of losing power. What if next time it's the furnace that goes out in the middle of the night or on the weekend. No electricity means no blower which means no heat even though we have gas. No thank you bud!

Yep, I am in love with my electrician. He and his crew are WONDERFUL for coming out and dealing with things straight away. We even made to the big city early for a quick dinner before Wed. evening class.