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It's been a very interesting two or three weeks here... Two dates that kinda didn't go far (one in a wacky way, the other in the usual way :), a new job that involves communication and teamwork, and being micromanaged to some extent. But I'm keeping up and making things make sense, and telling people what they need to know about what I'm doing, and it's good. I'm going to make my Friday deadline.

My stuff got picked up from my old apartment, finally, and is on a truck, probably somewhere in or near Maryland at this point... it'll veer north soon enough, and they expect to beat the DNC to town by a full day, dropping my stuff off on Sunday. Into the garage, since the landlords don't move out for a bit. I'll probably nickel and dime it...

The potential third person for our household, Jeff, seems to have some ambitious ideas about things like taking down the wood paneling in the TV room and the remaining bedroom... which is a significant project, but doable, probably one room per weekend. He also wants music nights and potluck nights, for which I am psyched. This could be good.

We shall, as always, see.


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Jul. 21st, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
What kind of music nights?
Jul. 22nd, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
folksy stuff, i think. jam sessions.

yes. if it happens you must come to these. :)
Jul. 21st, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
I will be happy to help with house renovations. My preferred payment method is barter for time helping me with house renovations :) I've gotten quite good at the plaster fixing thing...
Jul. 22nd, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
more renovation thoughts
Taking down the wood panelling can definitely be done in a weekend. But dealing with the walls once you've done so will take work for more days. Not necessarily many many hours of work, but there is waiting in between.

- empty room
- put down drop cloths
- rip out panelling
- replace
- repair/replace loose plaster

Now wait for a day for that repair job to dry, and put on the next coat.

Now wait for another day, and apply a top coat of spackle.

Now wait for hours, then sand, then apply another coat of spackle.

Now wait for hours, then sand, then clean up all the dust. Then paint the first coat.

Now wait for hours, and paint the second coat.

With luck you can avoid a third coat of spackle and a third coat of paint. And you might not need the second coat of plaster repair.

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