February 16th, 2003


Up and down

I wonder how easy it is to draw an ascii art sine wave? I could include a gif but I tend to mostly think of this as a etxt medium, even though it isn't really. Anyway, that's my mood that is. Hot rock bottom again a bit after my earlier post and spent the afternoon crawling back up towards a very pleasant evening at Becky's. Don't even want to think about what the last two days have done to my diet: yesterday was deliberate, today was desperation. Still, I've enjoyed it.

Hope to keep on the up tomorrow with some painting of all things, having bought emulsion and paint trays and rollers and a dust sheet today we aim to have a go at the walls and ceiling in the bedroom tomorrow. Should be a giggle anyway, if we're not too hungover.

Big thanks to rjk for being patient and doing his best to keep me happy: it's a hard job at the moment, and he's not perfect at it, but he does a far better job than I feel I deserve sometimes.


So we *were* going to spend today painting the bedroom. Successfully shifted all the furniture other than the bed, put masking tape round the window frame, the electrical sockets and the light fittings. Covered the room in a big polythene dust sheet. So we're faffing about washing up and having lunch and doing the washing up, more or less ready to go, when we realise the drains are blocked. Tried sink unblocker goop: no luck. Tried prodding it with a hosepipe, no luck. So we've resorted to calling a chappie out. 15 mins he said though, so that's not bad. Hopefully the rates on a Sunday afternoon before 5 aren't as bad as Sunday evenings either. And the maybe we'll find time to do some painting.

Must at least be able to move ourselves out of the spare room by the time August wants to come and crash for a few days again while flat hunting.