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sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday

take car in to dealer to check out transmission misbehavior and fix leaky tire
take car to Costco to replace tires
wash mom's car
check oil and tire pressure on mom's car
return mom's car
install folks' dvd/vcr player

get smog check
pick up wireless doorbell and fluorescent bathroom lights at Orchard Supply
return faulty fluorescent light to Orchard Supply
return overdue library books
pay fine for overdue library books
volunteer at Belmont Library Book Nook
put out papers and cans for recycling
get lab slip for blood test
get blood test

make doctors' appointments
get badge, meet with lead writer on work project
install remote access to work
install new build of software
incorporate reviews into manual
finish laundry
clean up mess made by Sorcerer's Apprentice ice maker
call plumber to uninstall Sorcerer's Apprentice ice maker
go to relationship therapy
put away Planet Organics produce
stage 2 puppy TLC training at PHS
Second Chance Class at PHS
cat pix at PHS

give blood
schedule lunch w/ folks
buy window coverings
buy bookshelves
burn cds
sign up for lampworking class


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 18th, 2002 07:06 am (UTC)
Goodness--I see why you're exhausted! What's the Sorcerer's Apprentice icemaker?
Jul. 18th, 2002 11:17 am (UTC)
The refrigerator's ice maker, which we always keep turned off, turned itself on in the night and began making ice and never stopped when the ice bucket was full. So I woke up Sunday morning to the sound of my OH swearing and chopping ice out of the freezer. He filled the whole sink with it. OK, the ice maker is hooked up to the water pipes in the laundry room, not at the sink, because the crazy DIY former owners of the house had installed a water softener in the laundry room (not that a water softener is actually needed in the Bay Area), and had run the ice maker to it using a cheap plastic hose. We'd gotten rid of the water softener long before, but the ice maker hose was still there. So OH went to the ice maker line and tried to turn off the water to the ice maker, and the flimsy plastic hose broke and started to drip. So he turned off the water to the whole back of the house. And the ice maker kept making ice for about half an hour after that! (There was some water still in the line for it to use up, I guess.)

Anyway, one rather expensive plumber visit later, and the ice maker is now detached from its water source, and I am slowly drying a very wet towel that was soaking up the leak, and contemplating scrubbing the kitchen floor where there are dirt smudges because the plumber had to drag the fridge out of its cubby in order to get rid of the ice maker line.
Jul. 18th, 2002 11:23 am (UTC)
Haunted appliances are annoying. I had an old stereo tuner that would turn itself on, switch to playing radio (which I never listened to) on some random station or nonstation, turn its volume all the way up, and stay that way until we came home and shut it back down again. Fortunately we had understanding neighbors!
Jul. 18th, 2002 10:16 pm (UTC)
Our TV turns itself on and off. It has an uncanny ability to turn itself off at the climactic moment of a movie.
Jul. 19th, 2002 07:08 am (UTC)
That's a saga. I love that it kept making ice--it must take itself very seriously! I'm sorry about the expensive plumber visit, though. I imagine DIY-ism has caused many, many such trials . . .
Jul. 19th, 2002 09:07 am (UTC)
The Very Serious Young Ice Maker
It has...but so far I don't think the DIY-ism has ended up costing us more than we saved by buying a house no one else wanted, at the height of the market where pretty houses in move-in condition were all gathering multiple offers over the asking price. We were the only ones bidding on this house, and we actually bargained them down a bit.
Jul. 18th, 2002 06:38 pm (UTC)
*whew* I got tired just reading the list!

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