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Yesterday I was talking to Chris. "I have to get up early tomorrow," I said. "When?" he asked. "7 am," he said. "Why do you have to get up that early?" he asked. "A guy's coming to replace the ceiling in my bathroom at 8 am," I said. "There's no way he's going to show up at 8," he said. "He showed up at 8:30 this morning," I said. Chris shook his head. "There's no way he'll show up at 8."

So I'm a little grumpy right now, because Chris was right. I think I'll give him another 20 minutes, and then I'll go to the Liberty Elm for some breakfast and to play some music.

In more cheerful news, I went to a tie-dye party last night and dyed a few things.

pictures and commentary )
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and when the course of the sun takes it past the westmost window in my living room, casting its bright light both into the corner of my eye and squarely onto the screen of my laptop, making it difficult for me to see, then I know that winter has arrived and it's time to embark on my annual migration to another part of my apartment to work.
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- The faint sounds of Loretta Lynn
- The strong smell of toast
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The heat actually went out last night, but I was too tired to care then (and I didn't want to bother the landlord that late). I had kind of a confused dream where I knew that I should get up early to get up to call the landlord, but then I realized I was in the house I grew up in where there wasn't any central heat and if I wanted heat then I would have to light a fire, so really I should just stay in bed.

None of which was true, but I woke up early anyway and called the landlord (who came by about an hour ago and not only fixed the heat but showed me how to fix it myself should it break again in the future).
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Today some workmen came and replaced the fourteen windows in my apartment. This was quite welcome, as the old ones were not in very good shape and did not do a particularly good job keeping the elements out. (My landlord said that they were 110 years old.)

I took some pictures, so if you are interested in such things for some reason, here they are.

pictures! )

The upshot is that my rent will be going up $50/month, but I think it will be worth it this winter, especially given what heating costs are likely to be.
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My landlord informed me this morning (confirming something he told me last month) that tomorrow morning, possibly as early as 8:30 am, some nice men will be coming to my apartment and replacing all my windows. This will be a very good thing, but it meant that tonight I had to make sure that all my windows were accessible (and not, say, hidden behind a large table with all my stereo equipment on it), and it also means that I will have to get up early tomorrow to take a shower and move my bed and take down all the curtains.

Which I am not complaining about, because new windows will be great, and also this will motivate me to finally give my entire apartment the gigantic cleaning that it has needed for so long.

It has revealed to me, however, that I own an awful lot of random stuff.

OK, now to bed! Good night, friends.
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- The pull switch for the light in my bathroom

- People who respond to email messages without reading them

- Hardware stores that close at 6 pm every day of the week, making it impossible to go to them

- No, seriously, the pull switch for the light in my bathroom is really ticking me off

(Apologies to [livejournal.com profile] christychristy.)
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Yesterday my father and stepmother (Dick and Chris) came down for a visit, so I took a day of vacation and did some bumming around Providence with them. It was basically a good day, although I mishandled some stuff -- thanks to my parents' general mellowness it was still overall positive.

Details! )

Arrrrrrrr

Jan. 23rd, 2005 05:40 am
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I kind of wish I knew how snow is getting in my bedroom window, but it seems to be pretty mysterious, apart from the general principle that my apartment is about as airtight as a screen door.

I actually have a theory or two, but they seem to violate physics.

arrrrrr


A strategically placed towel will, I hope, prevent any additional snow from getting blown onto me as I sleep. I guess I should add 'talk to landlord about windows' to my list of things to do tomorrow.

(Folks with paid accounts may be interested to know that the above photo was uploaded using this new livejournal feature.)
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I was talking about this to a friend the other day, and I decided it was worth writing up. These stories are probably at worst rated PG.

Stories of social interactions with prostitutes )
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As I started working this morning, I noticed that there was a strong smell of gasoline. This didn't seem like such a good thing.

I decided I'd take my laundry over to the corner laundromat and that while I was doing that I'd look around to see if there was any obvious source for the gas fumes. None of the nearby cars had any puddles of gas under them or anything, though, and in fact the smell seemed to pretty much disappear as soon as I went outside. (Actually, the smell seemed strongest in the stairwell outside my apartment.)

When I went back to my apartment I observed that the smell became very strong as soon as I entered the building. I decided to go up to the third floor apartment to see if they were also experiencing it and if so if they had any idea what its source might be.

In the stairwell outside the third floor apartment I found a collection of various items, including an open gas can. This I removed and put outside on the second-floor porch, leaving a note explaining that I had done so because I was worried about the fumes.

The gas can is now gone and so are the fumes. It's very nice.

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