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July 14th, 2016

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10:02 am - 35, Post #35
35 Things for the 35th post this year:

1) Bathroom renovation has begun and continues, albeit slightly slowly.
2) Master Danger is READY FOR IT TO BE OVER, bless him.
3) And I am looking very much forward to the new space and new vibe.
4) Here's an interesting thing I'd never known -- medicine cabinets used to have a small slot for throwing used razor blades into the wall.
5) There were 70 razor blades in the wall behind my sink. (!)
6) "I just can't think that's sanitary," said M, my bathroom remodeler. "It's just... nasty."
7) I concur with M's opinion.
8) My kitchen counters and table, meanwhile, are piled high with my grandmother's china, my grandmothers' (plural) tea cups, and my wine-and-Champagne glassware.
9) M feels that the jackhammer he's using on the old tile might shatter these precious objects, and so they're moved out of the cabinets and shelving on the adjoining wall.
10) I concur with his opinion here, too.
11) Makes it impossible to repaint the kitchen cabinets at the moment, of course.
12) Which might not be too bad a thing. ;)
13) I'm finding construction dust everywhere, even though M is actually very tidy and conscientious about clearing up after himself.
14) [cough] [sneeze]
15) Also it's been hideously hideously hideously hot, humid, and yet rain-free at my house.
16) No. That's my stance.
17) Where is the subtropical summer rain? It's basically going elsewhere in the surrounding countryside.
18) Grrr.
19) Let's see, what else can I say --
20) Read Lois McMaster Bujold's Penric and the Shaman, a novella set in the 5 Gods 'verse, and enjoyed it.
21) Watched the last episode of this series of Endeavour and enjoyed it.
22) Ah, Baby Morse, I love you dearly.
23) There are stacks of books and lists of television programs and movies I in theory want to watch now.
24) This is only a theory, as yet unproven.
25) Am writing and working most days.
26) Am also contemplating a new planner.
27) I still like paper, to be honest. I like writing down appointments and plans and goals.
28) Any recommendations?
29) In conclusion, I am falling into shelter magazines and blogs like a plummeting thing plummeting fast.
30) Soon, soon, the madness will pass.
31) And so I offer good wishes to all --
32) With the summer weather of your choice --
33) With the arc of the universe tending more toward justice and right, instead of the shitty news we've been getting daily --
34) With joyous moments with self or with friends--
35) And with beauty to strengthen you for the struggle.

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Date:July 14th, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
The medicine cabinet is both interesting and disturbing. I would have never thought people would do that.

(I can't wait for more Endeavour)
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Date:July 14th, 2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re the medicine cabinet: I know! Who possibly could have come up with something so macabre?

And yay Endeavour, and yay you! Happy Thursday. :)
Date:July 14th, 2016 06:06 pm (UTC)
That thing with the razor blades is bizarre. It seems like it could be used in a horror story of some sort!
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Date:July 14th, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
Right. Something that lives in the walls and slices its way out...

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Date:July 14th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, the madness and chaos of renovation! And the glory that will be!

Hope you'll tell us all about your new tiles and fixtures.
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Date:July 14th, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
It's going to be SO NICE to have a proper bathroom again. (It's needed rehab for at least ten years.)

The wall tiles around the bathtub (a subway tile) and the floor tiles (a honeycomb) will look a lot like this. But my bathroom is tinier and I won't have any unpainted wood. :)

Cheers for your day!
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Date:July 14th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, how lovely! And great to have all white with a little black. You have lots of choices with adding any color towels, etc., or keeping white. I really like the floor.
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Date:July 15th, 2016 01:41 pm (UTC)
Ooh, my brother and his partner just finished their bath reno in very much the same style. Hoping to stop by on the way home from Comic-con to see the final product!

Reno is so much better in retrospect....
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Date:July 15th, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, hurrah for your upcoming visit to your brother. And Comic-Con.

And thanks for understanding that in the case of renovation, the process is NOT more fun than the produce. :)

Hugs hugs!
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Date:July 14th, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
I had to go check my medicine cabinet and it does have that little slit. I've seen it for years, but it never occurred to me it had a reason.

The combination of a jackhammer and The Dangerous One is beyond my ability to imagine.

I recently saw the first season of Endeavour and liked it very much. Am also enjoying Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, somewhat to my surprise. The current book is Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh, again- surprisingly enjoyable (So far- I'm only 50 pages in and there's a long way to go.)

The new bathroom will be beautiful.

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Date:July 15th, 2016 11:29 am (UTC)
You probably have razor blades in YOUR wall, too!

The Dangerous One is in his crate for most of the construction time. He does not approve.

Yay for Endeavour! And I should probably watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, since I've heard other good things about it.

Hugs hugs hugs, S!
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Date:July 14th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)

Miscellanea: I've seen those little slots for razor blades, and yeah, ewww.

Sounds like progress is being made, yay!

Beware, it's far too easy to get sucked into planners and planner supplies and planner charms and dashboards and all that madness. But also, fun.

Any particular format you're thinking of? There are too many choices out there, and Pinterest on planners is quite the time sink. I have a 6-ring personal size planner, the day runner/filofax sort, which I am sticking with. But I rather fancy the look of those disc binders, too. I am too easily distracted by the planning, as it were, and lose sight of the actual project.

I have to write things down, especially as Yahoo isn't good about sending my reminders at the moment, curse them. So there's the planner, the wall calendar in the kitchen, and sometimes sticky notes all over the place.
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Date:July 15th, 2016 11:31 am (UTC)
The razor-blades thing is just... NO.

I have a tattered Day Runner planner now. I like the functionality of being able to replace the pages rather than the binder every year, and I like the address book etc, but I'm tempted by the kind of Passion Planner with pages allows for more mindful attention to goals and to multiple projects, and I'm also tempted by a new, prettier binder -- which doesn't work with the Passion Planner stuff I've seen. Alas!

Hugs hugs, A, and a good Friday.
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Date:July 18th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
We actually had rain today! Which is normal for the subtropics, but not for this unpleasantly dry and hot year. :)

Cheers and hugs for your Monday!
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Date:July 26th, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
I made a pond! That's my current excitement.

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Date:July 28th, 2016 08:31 pm (UTC)
A POND! [wild applause]

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