Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I was thinking.

"Hi, Honey. How did that job go?"  said I, as Steven came home from caulking the tub at our neighbor's house.   To be fair,  he was supposed to replace one of their windows, too.  He had decided to "cut loose" from that job because it was cold and late in the day.

"Oh, pretty good.  Almost done." Turns out, he had enough time to get it started, and almost finished, this afternoon. 

"Great.  Some lady called."

"Really?"  He has been hoping for another little job.  Just enough to keep him busy.

"Yes.  She wants you to fix the ceiling in her kitchen.  It's a bit funky and she is sick of it."

He gave me a grin and pointed at me and at our kitchen ceiling.

So what if I was a bit resentful of our neighbors?  I mean, caulk their tub?  Really?  Our kitchen ceiling has been FUNKY for years, at least ten.  I am truly sick of it.

I honestly can't remember why that piece of plywood is there.  It has a function and I am sure it is important. But I hate it.

"So, do you think we can get the game on the radio?"  I am talking, of course, about Game 6 of the World Series.  The Sox can clinch it tonight.  We listened to Monday's game on SiriusXM in the car the way home from the airport.  

We tried to tune in the Albany Fox Sports AM radio but all we got was static.

"There is a way that we can stream Sirius radio on line."

"How do we do that?"

"I don't know, I am trying to figure it out."  I pulled up the Sirius web page.   It took about thirty minutes. First  I had to find the radio ID in the car.  Then I had to log in with it and then create an account on line with yet another username and password.  Then I had to add internet radio to the account. They timed me out and we had to start all over.    Finally, we made it to the all important billing page.
 "Are you excited, honey?"

"Oh yes, I am ecstatic."

"So, does that mean I can get my kitchen ceiling fixed?"

"Oh, yes, for sure, honey."

"Oh good. I was thinking, maybe we should get a new light, too."


  1. Definitely go for the new light, there are some great ones. IKEA has great ones for not a lot. Know someone in Pittsburgh that could get it for you? In my classroom, I had this huge hole in the ceiling above my desk and chalkboard where they ripped out some electrical unit. It creeped me out so much that I begged my husband to put up atsheet of plywood. We painted it white and screwed it up. In six years in that classroom, no one ever fixed it. So, I know what you mean about being sick of it.

  2. lol, I hear what you're saying, life and the mousewheel - oh I have so many outstanding projects it's not funny... Hopefully I can get to them in between work during my semester break.