March 2nd, 2009

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

At last...

Tiptoeing around the dreaded Too Much Information....let's just say that it's really nice to have two "facilities" in a house with two people over sixty.

There's still one of four to go, but only one person lives in that house, and one facility is actually enough (but not when we have guests.)

When the new flooring goes in over there, and the last fixture goes in, and the sink is repaired...maybe it will last awhile.

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

It's not over until...

Shortly after the plumber left, having installed the new toilet, the flooring person called up to say that the flooring I'd chosen had been discontinued.  (I knew finding the perfect flooring on the first visit was highly suspect.)   He suggested that rather than a not-so-great vinyl I might want to go for a cheap carpet (cheap being a highly relative term!)  that I could just throw out when it got stained.  After a brief period of mourning, I drove the 20 miles down there to look at more samples.  The cheap carpet, a sort of Berber nubbly stuff, would've been comfortable underfoot, but none of the colors (when I brought the sample sheet home) were all that good.  I had also brought the vinyl sample book home...and decided the second-best one would do.

Then a flurry of calls back and forth to the flooring place, as we checked to make sure that pattern was available (yes, no, yes)  and a sudden possibility that the first pattern, the really good one, has been re-numbered and might still be available (maybe, no).   The person in the office couldn't give me a cost comparison, but she could give me an availability comparison--the vinyl could be in their place (not here) the next day, but the carpet would take 3-4 days to arrive (in other words, maybe or maybe not by the end of the week.)    On the basis of really wanting all this finished by my birthday if possible, I opted for the vinyl.

Double the digits and up the scale looks to be about right, as a one-day project is turning into a two week project.
woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Nose to the Grindstone

Though the repairs, etc., and some other stuff slowed progress, it wasn't entirely a dud week after hitting the 100K mark last Tuesday at midnight.   Not much has worn off my nose onto the grindstone, but some has.

The current wordage is 103,260.

Supposedly no workmen show up tomorrow, and though Other Stuff is still around, I should be able to carve out several hours of quiet to get more work done.