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Last week was insanely busy and I just didn't have enough time to do all the things that needed to be done, nevermind all the things I wanted to do.

This was a Kate-free weekend for me. Kate spent a long weekend with her dad in Vancouver, visiting with her grandpa and her 11-year old uncle (my ex's half-brother). Usually when Kate's away on these junkets I take the opportunity to go out with my adult friends, or watch R-rated movies, or sleep late, that kind of thing. This weekend, though, it's been all about playing catch-up with the house.

I moved bookcases and their accompanying books, I assembled four new sets of shelves and a hutch that we put up on the mule chest for more storage. I removed the door from Chris's office so we could fit yet one more set of shelves in there as well, and hung my samurai noren across the doorway. I rearranged Kate's room again, setting her up with a more workable desk and computer area under her loft bed, and giving her more shelf space for her books and school work. I must have washed, dried, folded and put away at least seven loads of laundry, reorganized video tapes and DVDs, reinstalled the operating system on Chris's laptop, upgraded a bunch of old software and got four of the five computers humming along in pretty good condition. I even managed to vacuum the entire upstairs (including the pain in the ass stairwell), flip the mattress, change all the bedding, and clean the master bathroom.

I snuck in a few episodes of The Wire (Season Two) on DVD while folding clothes and puttering with computer upgrades, so it wasn't all dire but I did have to sacrifice going to Wolf and Shelly's Burn Party last night. Still, I'm so pleased with the progress made in the house over the weekend. Tomorrow I'll get a late start to work because I have to pick Kate up in the morning, and then it will be filling the gigantic pile of orders that I meant to fill this weekend, but for now I'm basking in the clean orderliness of my weekend accomplishments.


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Blogger J.D. Says:

"What is THE WIRE and why is it in our queue?" Kris asked me last night.

"It's from the same people who did HOMICIDE," I told her. "It's supposed to be good."

Back me up, here, Nik. Is it good? Is it similar to HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS in any way?

Blogger J.D. Says:

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Blogger Nikchick Says:

It's excellent. Very complex, a great ensemble cast. Season One dragged me in and I watched obsessively until we plowed through all the episodes. Season Two changed focus a little and almost lost me, but won me over again in the end. Season Three isn't out on DVD, but I desperately hope that it will be before Season Four starts in 2006...or that HBO runs repeats of it, or something. The thing about The Wire is that you spend as much time getting to know the criminals as you spend looking at things from the persepctive of the "good" guys.


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