A Bit Mad

It’s been a bit mad around here lately. After returning from our 2,500-mile holiday (that’s about how many miles we drove) we kicked into high gear getting our house ready to sell. Then Abby got sick. Nevertheless, we struggled on and last night sat down with our realtor to sign lots of paper and get the for sale band wagon moving. Hopefully by the end of this week we’ll be able to put our house on the market. Know anybody who wants a beautiful home in a wonderful location? May the financing be with you.

That struggling on included cleaning every last thing that could be cleaned and stripping our piles of crap down to the barest of the bare. All so we could get that nod of approval that our house is ready. A nod we thankfully received: Shiny. I’m not sure what I would have done if she told us we needed to do more. Probably given up. Perhaps reclaimed my office from Lexi so I could have a door. Or perhaps not.

In the ensuing madness I also managed to watch a lot of movies. Friday night it was Children of Men, an amazing sci-fi flick I knew nothing about and loved. I haven’t enjoyed a movie like that in a while. Saturday night it was The Devil Wears Prada. Meh. Sunday night it was a paying review gig for Freedom Writers, which was good, just not the kind of movie I usually see in the theater. Tonight, as a reward for finishing the house, I sat on my butt all night and watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Wow. I’ve seen sequels suck before, but that sequel sure did suck. Let us never speak of it again.

I have also yet to purchase the Wii I was dreaming of. Mainly because I’ve yet to find one and I don’t have the time to track one down, but also because I realized if I bought one I wouldn’t have time to play it while we’re trying to get the house ready. Now that the house is ready I may have time, but we also have to keep the house in a constant state of cat-like readiness. Or cleanliness, in this case. The more practical side of me is also thinking that maybe, just maybe, I should play the system before plunking down $250 of hard-earned Christmas cash. So we’ll see what happens. I’m not exactly a hardcore gamer (Zelda? Meh.), but that seems to be the point of the Wii. And thus the basis of its appeal.

And if all that weren’t enough, today the Apple gods declared all cell phones obselete. That is of course, if you don’t have a year and a half remaining in your cell phone contract and you’ve got $500 to spend on a phone. As with most cool new Apple products, I’ll probably end up drooling now and getting a second or third generation product a year or two down the road when they’ve worked out the kinks. But my goodness, it sounds like the cell phone I dreamed of and didn’t exactly get when I finally bit the bullet and shackled myself to a cell phone.

And that’s the news from St. Paul. I should probably get to bed so the madness can continue. (For pure fun I seem to have slipped a number of TV/movie references into this post, but oddly I came up blank on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not sure if that means Buffy is somehow less quotable or I’m tired or I need to watch more Buffy. Hmm.)

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