August 14th, 2003

Home/Family

Moving prep and a funny media note.

Laurel's room is done except for the toys as she woke up while I was folding clothes. Will get to those tomorrow, along with the promised list. Laurel is restricted to water outside of mealtimes because of the amount of Gatorade she "painted" her bed and dollhouse with yesterday.

I got all the colored pencil off her walls and doors, except for the two painted walls (there's a gallon of Kilz in the spare room to cover it after Laurel and I leave), and the kitchen cupboards with two hours, Murphy's Oil Soap, and a lot of elbow grease. I think I reignited my early signs of carpal tunnel, but the house has to get ready to vacate somehow. Heh.

I loved the episode of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy aired on NBC tonight, except I had to watch it on the NBC channel we get less-clear reception on, WNCN Raleigh instead of WITN Greenville, as the closer channel is Morally Upright and showed an hour-long infomercial for the Video Professor. I guess they're intimidated by fabulous men helping a former Navy SEAL get spiffed up to propose.

While Queer Eye was on and my inner homo was in heaven, Jose called. He's losing his unaccented English but I'm sure Himself will be able to understand him since he spent two years at Alameda. *snerk* On a lovely note, he relayed that there's a new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes album out, so hopefully Himself will agree to buying it new (we rarely buy new CDs or books when we can buy used) since the books he wanted to get me for my birthday from Mad Market didn't happen. As much as we'd like to support them, this is the second time in a year they've either not had what we ordered in stock or just said they couldn't process our order. Meh.