Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lame Morning.

I just found out the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit is at the Milwaukee Public Museum! I want to go! Thing Two is obsessed with Titanic, as I myself have always been. He built a model of Titanic, he's got these giant books and DVD's about it, and to his delight, I was able to download scans of the original manifest for him. He is interested in all things Titanic.

I've always been fascinated with Titanic myself. Thing Two hasn't seen the movie (for obvious reasons, he's a little young) but I was so excited when it finally got made.

Here's the kicker--admission to the exhibit is $25 per person! Eeek! Maybe I'll have to make that one of his Christmas presents. It seems a little steep for a few hours in a museum, although it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The snow finally stopped yesterday. I was snowblowing around 6pm, and it was nice to not have snow blowing sideways into my face. I really, really HATE that.

Yesterday was a sort of lame day. And I went around in a perpetual state of NAUSEA, because wouldn't it be my luck that the NEARLY-FULL bottle of Downy Ultra-concentrated Fabric Softener fell on the floor and pooled there, all over the tiles. The smell was so cloying after a while (especially since I had to mop up the mess with towels) I smelled it on my clothes, in my hair, EVERYWHERE. I still can smell it. It is making me want to throw up. Niice.

So, we were supposed to get DirecTV this morning, and the tech guy said since I have a finished basement, he needed to drill holes in my house and run cables. Um, NO THANK YOU. So I had to cancel it, and I have to call a service to get someone out and run a cable through my house, so I won't have to have some person drilling holes. That just isn't right.

So--this morning has been a dud so far. Not to mention, I have a whopper of a headache. And now I'm cranky.

At least it's not snowing.


I got on the phone with the company that wired my home originally, when it was a model home, and they said the tech guy was full of well, poop. It IS wired and satellite ready, and since they are also DirecTV installers, they can come out and do the right thing, since they know the house already. How awesome is that? And I think my Tylenol kicked in. No more headache. Things are looking up.

Now, to get rid of that nasty fabric softener smell!


Anonymous said...

Glad it all worked out. When the Verizon Fios guys came around to "wire the building", whether anyone planned to get Fios or not, they drilled holes all over the place. Not in MY apartment -- I told them I have to LIVE with it, they can't just drill holes through walls because it makes their ten minutes here a little easier.


Several people filed police reports, because they performed illegal entries into apartments who specifically said no way, and drilled wherever they pleased, with no supervision, which is against the law in this state.

Michelle Miles said...

EW. That smell is one of the hardest to get out of anything when it's not meant to be there. I hope you do. Maybe Febreeze will do the trick?

Glad your head is better. Also glad you didn't have some weirdo drilling holes in your house. haha