Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Opening and Closing Doors


I’m taking a personal day today. The Random Home Improvement Store is going to come by today to install a new bathroom door for us. We’re quite excited about it because our bathroom door is just about to fall apart – it only closes after trying to slam it a few times and if while you are closing the door you slightly shift it to the left, but not TOO far to the left. There are door shavings everywhere, the front and back panels are flapping in the breeze, and there is now a huge hole torn in the front of the door from the time Mr. Random got impatient when the door was sticking shut and it was irritating the heck out of him.

Home repair is not our forte, by any stretch of the imagination. It doesn’t help that the previous owner of the Random Condo either used the cheapest materials ever to refurbish the place or just left a lot of the original fixtures from the 1970s. Oy!

Also just realized (or rather RE-realized) that we really need to get a new bed for the guest room. The current frame is broken and leaning, and the mattress is just a nightmare to sleep on for any length of time. I’m hoping for a daybed which will take up a lot less room and will also allow me to get a nice wooden filing cabinet in there for my ESL and college stuff. I generate a lot of random papers and files and piles, all of which I usually end up using again in some form during different semesters. I especially want to save all of the flash cards I make up for my students and some of the vocabulary sheets and dialogues that I write. It would help so much to get rid of some of the clutter around my desk . . .

So today I am home and working on stuff, but trying not to work on “Work” related things because that would just annoy me. I’m just really tired and cranky and I think I just need some time to get my head straight a bit since I’ve been a lot overwhelmed lately. I also have to submit my financial aid forms for the Fall – which I’m sure the government is going to say “HA! Don’t think so!” but I will try anyway. I’m very anxious to have to take out loans for school, especially since Mr. Random is just finishing up his program, but I need to do this – I am SO close to finishing in about a year or two if I just keep plugging away.

I wave and send love to you all . . .

5 comments:

jo(e) said...

A working bathroom door would be a high priority on my list.

(It's the only place in my house where I can get some peace and quiet.)

Virginia Gal said...

oh God the financial aid forms, what a pain in the A*$ - good luck on that (ps you'd be surprised what Uncle Same is willing to dole out, he is paying for my trip here).

citizen of the world said...

Hope you had a good home improvement day! We were bathroom door-less for a bit - no fun.

mommanator said...

a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do! however with that said. I would advise not to take out student loans unless there is NO other way. I realy hate student loans! with a passion, I always think the gov is doing something wrong! it's seems like a gift but you keep on giving forever afterward(only my thoughts)

Random Kath said...

jo(e): So glad you could stop by! And yes, we are loving having a real door again . . .

VA Gal: I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get something - I'm quite concerned the my full-time salaries for both me and Mr. Random knock me out of a few things, even though I am hoping to work only part time or consult and go to school full-time in the Fall.

COTW: The installers were so nice! One was an older gentleman who meticulously cleaned up all of the wood shavings and stuff that came from yanking out the old frame and installing the new one and wanted to make sure I was totally happy with the job. It was such a positive experience, which I'm glad about since I was in the Random condo by myself.

Mommanator: I just read about how student loans are starting to be harder to come by, so Mr. Random and I will probably end up figuring something else out, like a HEL or something . . .