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Last Night, I Fell Asleep in the Second Half of "Ghosthunters." All Is Right with the World.

The (Cyber) Bag of Weasels

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

Last Night, I Fell Asleep in the Second Half of "Ghosthunters." All Is Right with the World.

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In other words, the basement's back!

The painting and flooring were finished by the end of last week. Bobby started moving stuff back downstairs last weekend, and the storage pod in our driveway was picked up today, so everything's back in the house, although not everything's put together/away yet. However, while my parents and sis-in-law Erin were over last weekend, we did get all the furniture and TV carried back downstairs, so we have our living space back again! Huzzah!

Bobby had an art class last night, so we ate an early supper then, like Hobbits, a second supper later when he got home. Then we went downstairs, put on Ghosthunters, and I fell asleep on the couch with Bobby on one side, Alex on the other. It was bliss.

The contractor is still working on repairing the pump attached to the sink in the laundry room and finishing the stairs. We decided not to replace the carpet, so the lovely hardwood steps under the carpet have to be sanded and finished. Everything looks really good. Once it's all finished, I'll post pictures.

The flood was two months and 10 days ago today.

This post was originally posted on Dreamwidth and, using my Felagundish Elf magic, crossposted to LiveJournal. You can comment here or there!

  • That is so awesome! Yay! It's awful to be displaced and that was a good long time to be out of your hanging out and relaxing space. A fanfic friend of mine in Dublin is recovering from a flooded apartment in Dublin at the moment--Lanyon, you might know her. She did some stuff in a couple of our special event thingies. Dagor Dagorath modern day stories with Finweans? I fell in love with her over Maedhros/Fingon.

    You get a cozy pot of tea!
    • I do know lanyon! Her B2MeM pieces from a few years ago were gorgeous beyond words. I'd no idea she was in Dublin; will have to keep that in mind next time we head in that general direction. :)

      It was worse for Bobby than for me. I still had my "room of my own"--my study--but he lost his workspace in the library and his chillout space on the couch. And to add insult to injury, we were finally able to afford to turn the satellite TV back on so he could watch sports, about one week before the flood happened. :^|

      I was mostly burning myself out because, in absence of being able to put on a movie a few times per week, I was spending my "fun time" reading, and I was always reading something school-related. It felt very good to kick back and let my brain rest for an hour!
      • She is terrific. About your age. She's a pathologist. She writes about the Finweans like she knows them personally! I love that in a writer. I never understand how people bounce around from character to character (fic swap to fic swap seemingly indifferent who they get stuck with) because I need to really get under a character's skin myself. I can tell when someone has done it and she has done so. It means she write them in Valinor in the Time of the Trees or London in the 1990s or some future dystopian world facing the final battle.

        Good, for Bobby! And I do know what you mean about not having down time. I do that to myself. One only have one TV and I usually don't want to watch what others are watching and then don't take advantage of it when I have the house to myself.
  • YAY!! Glad you have your sanctum back! :-)

    Edited at 2011-11-17 08:51 pm (UTC)
    • Thank you! :) It is a relief. I don't allow myself much downtime without it and was really starting to tire myself out.
  • Glad to hear that things are ok again. :)
  • Every Sunday night I fall asleep in the recliner, surrounded by cats. LOVE it! :D
    • Alex makes a great pillow. Not right now. He smells too bad (he's getting a bath this weekend so that he doesn't stink for Thanksgiving). But normally ...

      The little two-person couch he and I were trying to share in the living room just wasn't cutting it, though! :)
  • Dawn, what wonderful news for both Bobby and you. It's been a long haul and seeing the ending come is such a relief for you. Congratulations!!!!

    - Erulisse (one L)
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