Sunday, March 19, 2006

A Scorpion King Crab

Last night in a fit of good parenting, J and I watched the Scorpion King over macaroni and cheese accompanied by a Super Tuscan 2001 (well, for me--she had milk). We did this in the living room. Then after dinner and a movie we went upstairs and watched the better part of the Return of the Mummy in bed. It is now 10:17 am. We slept until 9:30 and then watched the rest of the Return of the Mummy. I love Sundays!

Right about now Dave should be on a plane winging his way home to us. Before he gets here, J and I are going to try to tackle the closet in the cat's bathroom... When we moved here this was a walk-in closet which was designated to hold everything not immediately useful but impossible to get rid of: all of the old electronic equipment, cables, modems, flotsam and jetsam, 8 mm projector... you know. We finally took the plunge and decided to get rid of it all (well, all except the 8 mm projector) and use the space for an emergency supplies closet: water, lanterns, bandages, candles, analgesics--everything we might need in case of a hurricane or bird flu. (Put your head between your knees and kiss your... no, wait--wrong attitude).

It was my task to clean out the closet and Dave's task to gather the supplies. The result, as you might guess, is that everything that was neatly stored in the closet is now half in the closet and half in the cat's bath and completely messed up. And all the emergency supplies are in boxes and bags in the dining room. Things have been like this since last fall and The Time Has Come to Do Something About It! J and I thought it would be a nice surprise for Dave today. We'll see how far we can get (i.e., how ruthless I can be: "But wait! I might someday need that Mac SCUSI cable from 1990! No, two coaxial cables is NOT enough! I am not sure what it is, but if I throw it out I might find out that it was important and THEN where will I be?").

Wish us luck...

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