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January 13th, 2017

tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Friday, January 13th, 2017 08:57 am
So my father has never been good with money. I like to say I get my profligacy, my hope of 'a good deal' and my willingness to bet on schemes from him.

However, while he was in Sydney for 10 days, he borrowed my car for transport and returned it with the dent beaten out of the hood (encounter with a frangipani tree; don't ask), and the inside cleaned to a tee.

Me, being me, didn't even notice until I was picking up some dirty water barrels (and discovered, to my dismay, that only two of them would fit in my car) and shoving them in my car with reckless disregard for the cleanliness of the upholstery.

I'm still salty that he wasn't any good at supporting us - either emotionally or financially - through our adolescence - but it's kind of nice to have a clean car...

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I got up this morning, planning to do some planting. I started setting up seedling punnets, set out the corn for planting out in the garden, was all ready to plant the last of the tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, capsicums, pumpkins and so forth that have been sitting around in seed packs for forever...

And then, while dragging something out of storage, I smashed a spotlight that had been sitting around after I decided not to have it installed for the garden outdoors. Cue sweeping up the mess...and since the porch area was a mess, I rearranged and swept the porch a little while at it.

I think this is the cleanest I've seen it for...I don't know how long! Since we moved in? Quite possibly.

Then while cleaning, I pulled out the BBQ grill that I picked up free a couple of years back and started scraping the gunk of that. And once I started, I had to complete it, didn't I?

Anyway, it needs a few new parts; I need to get a connector for the gas bottle (and check that there's gas in it) and test whether the burners are going to shatter/explode when I light them up. (They're enamel/cast iron, and they've charred and flaked something awful. If I decide to keep the BBQ, then I will probably go for stainless steel, but it's a lot more expensive. We don't even do BBQs all that often...)



So. Neat!

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I'm supposed to be taking B1 to the doc to get her stitches out, but she hasn't gotten up yet. And she has a dental appt in the city for a checkup at 11:30, which means she has to be on a 10:30 train from the station. That's one hour...

eta: turns out her appointment was 9:40pm and she missed it.

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It's heading for 40C today...
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tielan: (SG1 - team)
Friday, January 13th, 2017 11:32 pm
Day 13 - In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.

It's October 2001. I've just spent 3 months bingewatching Stargate SG1 on VCR. (Yes, videotapes!) I've run out of episodes to watch - the video store only has up to just before the end of Season 3 - and I'm desperate for more about the adventures of Sam, Jack, Teal'c, and Daniel. (And Hammond. Of Texas.)

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