Lofty: urgh on the critters. and I totally get the feeling of winter being when everything sleeps, so to speak. Hmm on the aspartame. Every time it has happened has been a high coffee/few diet coke kinda day. The plan is to drop the soda when the semester ends (or I manage to wean myself from it). But now I'm inspired to drop the diet coke and let myself have coffee (in moderation of course). I think I'll go make myself a cup.....
Jo: coronavirus. eeek!
Prom dress: oh my Plady. I sure hope its not a tapeworm. FWIW I go through stages when weight strips off. Like I'll hold 20 lbs for say 3 years and then drop 12 lbs in a month. Always leaves me scratching my head.
Jaxy: you beat the bus. WOOT! That is a fantastic feeling.
Plumbing: So serious craziness about getting a home equity loan. It was like a roller coaster ride. Quote from credit union, "You have a fantastic credit history, and one of the best income to debt ratios I've seen in 2013." That leaves us both scratching our head (the ratio, not the credit history). Then we remember: dh is making a killing right now, but his jobs are so temporary that we are afraid to move up in houses (even though we could really use to add another room. just one more room). So...without paying for another appraisal, it looks like they can get us a loan. I think we can pay off said loan in December.
Roto rooter came out and couldn't clear the line. Guy said, "don't flush toilet paper. don't flush often. don't bathe/shower" 10 days later plumbing contractor came out, took out house trap (not code anymore), spent 6 hours snaking the line, including using a spray gun of high pressure water (that's an extra 600 bucks). Cleared line on Friday. Left us with instructions: you can flush toilet paper, but don't flush anything like a tampon. use the water, etc. Came on Monday: sent a camera in there. Found the pipe pieces. Told us we need to dig. But it can wait a few weeks (has to unless we go with another shop). In the meantime he's roughed in a bathroom that is code in the basement and moved the washer/washtub. And replaced the main stack in the basement.
OMG it's Wednesday. We're supposed to be leaving for a camping trip on Sunday. Must write a paper, grade my exams/term papers, and get a small project off the ground. must get to the pool so the day can start..........