I got a birthday present today! I’m gleeful. Third World sent me a present for my birthday, but it got turned back at the border the first time. So, instead of saying “Hard Times, girlie.” (as most people will do when an international parcel gets sent back), she sent it again! So now I have two new DVDs (X-men and Sahara) and a stuffed puppydog with an adorable, no other word for it, pleading expression.
In other news, the mainfloor is covered in two inches of polybead, then radiant heating piping, then wire mesh. Tomorrow we pour cement. I am going to be at work when the actual pouring of cement starts, but given the size of the job it’ll probably still be going on when I get back four hours later. Darn. 😛
I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but the bathroom is gone. As in, two walls are now reduced to support beams and the counter, bathtub, toilet, sink and counter are at the dump. While this does free up a marvelous amount of floor space, it also makes things a bit touchy when it comes to showering. And you know; renovation days and associated grunge, having to go to work in a respectable environment, my natural tendency to attract any loose powders in the kitchen, so on and so forth; it seemed like a good idea to beg, borrow or steal a means to get clean.
As it turns out only begging was required. I traipsed over to the neighbors house with all the little ones in tow. “Hi, can we use the shower?” “What?! Oh. It’s the crazy people in the old church. Just head on upstairs.” *smirk* (Actually, Mommy had called ahead of time. I’m not THAT lunatic.) The two teenage boys (13 and 18) tried to set up invisibility vibes when the horde of small children invaded their living room, but since they were both using laptops the attempt was futile. Shiny things… Since I am the soul of mercy I distracted the small ones with my own laptop, thereby proving that you should always bring your laptop with you, even to shower. Of course my laptop was liberally spiced with death threats, but it also had Photobooth- which means that it easily won out over a pair of motley Dell-ish things.
And then we came home and vegged out.