I think it would be fun to go with njerry to visit his dad.
For the last weeks my place has been invaded by bugs. It is war. Got the place sprayed last Thursday, which involved moving every piece of furniture into the room centers, bagging and triple-washing anything made of fabric, and stashing and boiling everything in kitchen and bathrooms. An incredible amount of work. We are in the midst of this, and I can’t find nothin’, cook nothin’, and I feel like I’m living in the middle of a yard sale.
But the one I feel bad for is my landlord, on the other half of the duplex. Since New Year’s the water heater corroded out and needed replacement. The house furnace needed major servicing (when it was like -20ºF out). The washing machine died a loud grinding death. The kitchen sink got clogged (due to a roomie incapable of proper use of a garbage disposal) and needed the exterior drain cleared. The bug invasion vent ballistic and needed immediate treatment. The malfunctioning stove stopped warming the oven, making up for this by turning all burners white-hot. The dryer needs bearings, and likely replacement. I’d feel worse, but he got all the stuff in 1978 and has done minimal upkeep. I think he’s made plenty of money from the service life of his appliances.
So what am I doing this weekend? As little as humanly possible!