Monday, April 4, 2016

Let's Face It, I'm Tired

The major renovations are done. So master contractor Santi has packed up and moved on to his next project, while we're busy doing laundry, cleaning, vacuuming and wiping up sawdust, rearranging furniture, putting things away... doing laundry, cleaning, vacuuming and wiping up sawdust... oh, and doing laundry, cleaning, and vacuuming and wiping up sawdust.

WITH DALE, 1967.

We went shopping today, hauling home two huge bags of shelving organizers, bed linens, and some other crap. Two new bookcases and my new desk chair will be delivered tomorrow. Every joint in my body aches. My arms and legs are covered with cuts and scratches. I burst a blood vessel in the palm of my hand. I know I've overdone it, but I'm the type who wants to have everything in order immediately. (San Geraldo is not.)

At least I haven't been stabbed by an African Spear — today.


"And then a shower..."

32 comments:

  1. Love LoVE LOVE the sofa/coach picture ~ you 2 are so adorable ~ hangovers at such a young age too! NOT!!

    I can't wait to see your new digs, man !!!!!

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    1. Ron:
      I was still very wholesome in 1967. Two years later? Not so much. But I never had a J&B hangover.

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  2. Oh those bar mitzvahs do it every time!!
    Yes, THAT was a lot to do and you're not a spring chicken anymore, Mitchell!
    Now, if only I practiced what I preached!!
    Yes, that photo of you and Dale is just lovely.
    And Madeline Kahn....what can I say.

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    1. Jim:
      I clearly remember posing for that photo. Dale and I could not stop laughing. And we were uncontrollable once we got going.

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  3. Oh, my heavens, that is the BEST photo of you and Dale. What a treat:) I've never been to a Bar Mitzvah... I didn't know that sister's would dress like bridesmaids... Is that what the norm is?
    I'm excited to see the changes in your digs, and I must say that Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles is about the best thing in the world :)

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    1. Judy:
      I have no interest in attending a bar mitzvah now, but it was quite the event. Very formal. A band (Walter Leibow and His Orchestra). A cocktail hour before a formal reception. An open bar. Formal attire. The Kid Brother (7 at the time) and I had matching tuxedos! Dale would have died (well...) to hear you say "dress like bridesmaids." She got to pick out her own dress (and shoes) and would tell you Bar Mitzvahs are therefore much better than weddings.

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  4. Such a sweet and playful photo, thank you for that glimpse. I'm not going to say you should take it easy on yourself; you will when things are sorted out to your satisfaction... but take care of my friend, okay? Hope Moose and Dudo have settled and that things are sorted quickly.

    Oh and I love that video, fave scene in the movie!

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    1. Cranky:
      Moose and Dudo were fine until the furniture was delivered today. I couldn't believe their language as they ran into opposite bedrooms.

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  5. Do you have fainting couch in your newly redecorated abode? It could come in handy. Love Madeline Kahn.

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    1. Wilma:
      Jerry has always wanted a fainting couch. I call them swooning sofas and wouldn't mind one myself sometimes. But Jerry would make way too much use of it.

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  6. I am not sure we have completely recovered from our move to the apartment. It may have been more complicated than your recent adventure, but at least we were spared the threat of plant attacks!
    Add me to the list of admirers who love the photo.

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    1. Michael:
      My life is never spared the threat of plant attacks. It's amazing the trouble I can get into.

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  7. That's a wonderful picture of you and your sister.

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    1. Stephen:
      And all the memories that come with that picture. I love when I pull out an old photo and can remember the very moment it was taken.

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  8. my fave movie of all time! but please slow down before you kill yourself!

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    1. anne marie:
      Slow down? You sound like Jerry. I told him today the mess is making me crazy. He thinks everything is in great order and told me to learn to live amid the mess -- like he does. I'd need a lot of medication!

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  9. Ain't it a friggin' shame!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      You always make me smile. I actually thought of making that the title of the post, but I knew my mother wouldn't be happy about it!

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  10. At first I thought you'd been shopping for Bed Liners, but then my eyes focussed.

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    1. Cro Magnon:
      You must have some interesting bed liners in your part of Ireland!

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  11. Between the photo and the video ... I'm spent!

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  12. Lovely photo with Dale. It is like a still from a film.

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    1. Rachel:
      The photo seemed so corny at the time (and still is) but what a sweet and perfect memory.

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  13. Mz Khan had a wondefully lobsided mouth. It always fascinated me

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    1. John:
      It's funny the things that strike us. I never really thought about her wonderfully lopsided mouth. Now, I'll always notice it.

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  14. Well at least things are going back to normal slowly but surely, Sunny days are up ahead am sure.

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    1. Laurent:
      Sunny days are already here. And, for better or worse, I don't do anything slowly, just surely.

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  15. far too tired
    when in doubt get horizontal.

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