Not digging it
Leaky roof, leaky dog, leaky eyes. I had a melt down Tuesday evening when the leak from my roof caused a hole in my ceiling. In my bedroom. I saw the leak Monday morning, drip...drip, very slowly by the corner of my closet nearest the atrium. Call a roof repair guy recommended by my boyfriend. He'll come by Tuesday. Tuesday, he finds the cracked seam and says I'll fix it tomorrow. Relief was short lived when my sheet rock started falling apart near the leak Tuesday night. Fiberglass, sheetrock and acoustic ceiling matter plunked down on my head as I looked up at a newly formed crack. A hole I could see right through to the timbers holding up the roof. F word. Melt down. Boyfriend Gary to the rescue. I was in a drug induced coma Tuesday night when Gary heard/saw another chunk about to fall down making an even bigger hole. More blankets and buckets, a then moving my brand new precious mattress to the side bedroom. I keep a side bedroom empty, and now I am very grateful. The damage is isolated to the sheet rock in the ceiling, and my psyche. The roof was fixed yesterday, and I have a drywall guy coming next Friday to replace the damaged sheet rock, remove any wet insulation, remove all the acoustic popcorn and re-texture the ceiling to match the walls. It will cost me $320 for the interior work, and the roof repair cost $315. Thank goodness I know a contractor to recommend good home repair people.
So my side bedroom is truly a bed room. Three to four feet around two sides of it only. But it is very cozy, white and beige and serene, which I really need right now.
Tonight Jan and I will do an extra vigorous workout and tomorrow evening it's dinner with friends. Therapy.
Moxie's 2nd favorite toy
This may be Moxie's 2nd favorite toy, but it's my #1 favorite. When I find it looking at me I crack up.
The Ferry Building
The Ferry building in San Francisco is a really fun place with restaurants and a farmer's market feel to it. Taking the ferry from SF to Sausalito is fun and the view on the way back at night is awesome. Pretty tough to get a still shot though.
Skiing will never be this good ever again
This shot was taken from the lift, look how there's no one else on the chairs. We had the mountain practically all to ourselves. How amazing the day was.
I am obsessed
With my new Samsung Instinct. It's kickass! It's $99 after rebate and two year contract, not bad. Sprint's "Everything" plan is hard to beat. Let's see, how do I love thee phone? Let me count the ways:
touch qwerty keyboard
landscape viewing of web pages
did I mention web pages?
full versions of "The Office" on Sprint TV
it plays TV!
it plays youtube
live search where you say something into the phone, and it will get a list of those things in your area
email - multiple accounts, push delivery
removable mini memory card for music, etc
it's also a music player
and it's pink
What I was stunned to find was that the phone came with a spare battery, which is in a case that the charger plugs into. So you can charge the spare battery without having to tie up the phone. The case is a nice touch too.
I was also stunned to find that the removable memory card was included.
All these nice things that were included and they didn't include the wrist strap. Oh yeah, you can put a wrist strap on it like a camera, and I think it'll help me from dropping it.