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May 07th, 2009 | Author:

So yesterday I got my stuff together and left the house to go get the kidlet from school.  Just like I do every weekday.

I closed the door, and immediately realized I did not have my keys.

Doors locked.  Car locked. All windows locked.

I call DaHubby, because there was no option of not picking up The Kidlet … he calls the school and they agree to hold her until we can get there.  He has to leave work and go get her, then come let me back in the house.

I settle into the chair on the back patio and start Facebooking on the iPod.

Until I felt the first drop of rain on my arm.

I should mention that my house has no overhangs – nothing under which I could stand and wait out the rain.

I found a 6″x6″ square near the back windows that somehow stays mostly dry.  I huddled in the corner,  protecting the Coach and the iPod.    Both of them stayed dry.  I did not fare so well.

DaHubby and TheKidlet got home and let me back in, and I went back to work.  My co-workers, of course, found it hysterical that I had locked myself out of the house.  Shortly after work, I made certain that such a lockout would not happen again 🙂

Things at work are all jacked up – all I can say is that we were told to bend over, but offered some generic Vaseline to ease the pain.  And then the Vaseline was pulled away and instead a much larger dildo was aimed at our rear ends.   *Sigh*

Some days, it’s just not worth it to get out of bed.

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February 25th, 2009 | Author:

Or whatever car company it is that brags about “less trips to the gas station.”

Unless I have really messed up some rules somewhere, that should be “fewer trips to the gas station.”

I’m annoyed.

So soon I will have new views outside of my back window.  Which is good, cause the view we have now sucks.  I can’t wait to see this outside my office window:

We’re aiming to move the end of April, which should allow us to take our time and not be rushed in the move.

Oh, and it’s a seesaw down there.

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December 26th, 2008 | Author:

So I’m watching HGTV-HD, been watching all afternoon since I appropriated the TV from the last person who was watching it.  I don’t even remember who, it’s been so long.   In my defense I did take a break and clean out the refrigerator, which looks spiffy, if I do say so myself.  Oh, and I did go upstairs and clean out my office closet, which looks sadly bare.  And I spent a few minutes playing with the now-put-together karaoke machine that TheKidlet got for Christmakah, and cleaned out the drawers in the coffee table.  So I say that I’ve been lounging all afternoon watching TV but really I’ve been somewhat productive.

My mother reads this, can you tell?

OK so anyway, there’s this engaged couple on … Property Virgins, I think…… and they’re looking to buy a house before the wedding.  She wants established, with mature trees, and all the amenities that come along with an established neighborhood.  He wants new construction.

DaHubby and I will be like this when we go to buy our next house, I’m sure.  Not with those particular differences but in terms of what will be important to each of us  – there won’t be much overlap.

I must take a side trip here to tell you that DaHubby is demonstrating to Smidgen how to use the new cat scratching post that we got her for Christmakuh.  And it might really be the funniest thing I’ve seen all week.   And we watched Jeff Dunham last night.

OK so for him, I want a big kitchen with an island, lots of cabinets and counter space.  Because he loves to cook, and I love for him to love to cook because that means I don’t have to.  And I like to eat.  And I do like the eat-in kitchen thing.  And for me, I want a laundry ROOM not a laundry closet because it can be used for many things other than laundry.  If I can’t have that, I want a small utility/mud room in the garage and the laundry upstairs.  I want a 2-bay garage, if possible, instead of a 2-car garage.  DaHubby doesn’t care and rolls his eyes.  I want a 2-story house, he questions why I don’t want a ranch.    We both want at least 1/4 acre.

And I want 4 bedrooms, as does DaHubby, so that’s one area we agree on.

So I’m feeling all reflective about the whole house-buying thing, and as we watch another episode of Property Virgins – this one with three bachelors buying together – DaHubby looks at me and says “It’s hard enough for a couple to buy a house, can you imagine three guys?”

No, I can’t.

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