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With big stuff going on at work, a boatload of assignments due for the students among us, and that whole December shopping thing, (which I haven’t even started!!) it’s a little crazy around here. I kind of had a “What were you thinking???” moment when I looked at this week’s schedule.

For one thing, we have to negotiate moving 3 cats out of the house this week. They can’t be in the house during the floors’ refinishing because of the fumes. Polyurethane fumes are hard enough on human lungs, let alone our furry kids. So when we have to sequester them, we have to find the most paranoid/psychotic one first. Once she figures out the carriers are out, all bets are off. Have you ever tried to get a cat out from under a king sized waterbed? We’ve used a vacuum (to scare her out where we can grab her) but it’s amazing how a frightened cat has no “handles.”

So if we survive that, the stress of the car ride, and re-situating them in a strange hotel room, I think we’re good. But it did make me think of this old EDS commercial:

For a true “WHAT were they thinking??” moment, check out this video of an Ikea store in Great Britain who let 100 cats loose in the store. Seriously. I wonder at the brain cells (or lack there of)…

Today’s on-site construction meeting was helpful in terms of getting those final pieces in place. We really are close to the end. But the thought occurs to me — what will it be like to get up and have breakfast without George showing up? ๐Ÿ™‚

Mark, one of the folks at AWDB office, offered a friendly wager on THE game Saturday. (If you are clueless, that refers to theย OHIO STATE vs. Michigan football game on Saturday.) I accepted of course, even though it’s an easy win.

The loser buys the winner a bag of Twizzlers. I let him know that I like the red Twizzlers, not the black licorice. Just in case he wants to buy it in advance. ๐Ÿ™‚

Look honey, some of your presents came early! ๐Ÿ™‚

After a 12 hour work day, I didn’t go see what happened in the kitchen work today. When I left for work this morning, there was measuring and prepping the oven and microwave install, and siding folks working outside. SO I know it will be different — but I’m going to wait until morning.

I had this fleeting thought — they could have painted the walls bright purple and installed disco lights. They could have put in shag carpeting. And they could have tacked a giant set of moose antlers over the door. But I didn’t bother to go look and see. I think I’m safe. Anthony Wilder does architecture with “whimsy” but not “tacky!” ย ๐Ÿ™‚

I also think I’m safe because I would have heard the remonstrations of my family! And ย with that, this tired homeowner is going to bed!

Peace out! ๐Ÿ˜€

Today’s construction update is brought to you by the word, “ROOF!” (as in… we have one!)


So a guy takes his dog down to a talent show audition to see if they can get on TV. The judges ask, “what’s his talent?”

And the guy says, “he can talk!” “Wow!” say the judges, “let’s hear him!”

The guy has his dog sit and then starts asking him questions:
“Rover! What is the opposite of smooth?” The dog says, “RRRRUFFF!”
“Rover! What’s on top of a house?” The dog says, “RRRROOOF!”
“Rover! Who was the greatest baseball player of all time?” The dog thinks about it and then says, “RUUUUTH!”

The judges get mad and yell, “you are a fraud!!” and kick them out. And the poor guy and his dog are standing on a corner, all dejected and sad, when the dog looks up at him and says, “Maybe I should have said ‘DiMaggio’?”


And…. sorry. But we’re getting a little punchy here…