Chugging away till 11pm, but damnit I have internet! - Tactical Ninja
Sep. 3rd, 2013
10:03 am - Chugging away till 11pm, but damnit I have internet!
This morning I tried another route down into work - this time the Heaton/Bell/Thompson combo, with a wee shortcut through a disused concrete thing/park thing and past a surprise!soccer field. It took exactly 30 minutes, same as yesterday - so while it's no quicker it'll add some variety. Tomorrow I'm going to try the Dorking/Rolleston/Taranaki one, and on Thursday I'll try Heaton/Bell/Bidwell/Taranaki. Even if they all take 30 minutes, it means I won't be short of different ways to get to work, and they are all downhill. ;-)
I was planning on leaving the craft room until I had time to get stuck into it. It was the room where everything that we couldn't work out where to put it got put when we moved in, and it was so full of stuff that you couldn't see how much stuff was in there. But I realised that part of the stuff that was in there was storagey stuff - cabinets, bookcases - so last night I dragged a whole lot out and rearranged the furniture so you can get at it, then put it all back in. Here's how it turned out:
I know, it still looks terrifyingly full of junk, right? But if you look closely, you can see that the bookshelf has books on it and my computer desk is set up (including having the Wi-Fis yay!) so if I want I can now go "Fuck it all" and play video games instead. And there still isn't anything in the cupboard on the right. So, heaps of room, right? When I get some floor space I'll be putting a work table in there by the (omg hideous) curtains, under which will go my fabric bins and by then, it'll be a heck of a lot tidier. But, so far so good.
Here is Shot the Second of the art deco ceilings. This one's in the lounge:
It's not as demon-summoney as the bedroom one. Instead I reckon it looks like the ceiling of the Werawhakawi Bowling Club. *ahem*
Meanwhile, The Hoff is languishing in our bedroom till I get him sorted with a spot in the craft room. The spot is there, but currently it's filled with UV tube lights which will be going out to the shed once it's lockable - that's tonight's mission because 'I could put this in the shed if it was lockable' has been the main catchcry of sorting the craft room out, and it's holding up getting things put away. Anyway, The Hoff. We noticed this morning with the sun coming in that he's been made to have good definition on his stomach and abs (given he's supposed to be a kid that is), and even has a belly button - and yet, where are his nipples?
Why are nipples so offensive that we don't want to acknowledge people have them? I don't understand.
And just for fun, here is another pic of the view, this one looking out to the nortwestish over Highbury.
pombagira and bekitty, I don't think we can see your house from here because hills, but whoah view. Mt Kaukau is out of the shot to the north.
The plan is to try and have the craft room and the kitchen* sorted before I go away for the weekend. In a case of WTF timing, ages ago I bought a ticket to Under the Spinfluence, which is on this weekend. In my defence, it was before we knew we'd be moving, but it does mean that instead of spending this weekend leisurely sorting out my craft room and working on Yorick (whose deadline is fast approaching), I'll be doing hard physical stuff that hopefully involves climbing all over hot people and generally pretending to be a carnie.
And I got the first shearing call for the season on Sunday, and at some point I need to mow lawns, and I want to get out in the garden and do gardening because I found the heritage seeds that bekitty gave me in the move, and it's all a bit busy really.
I guess I'd be bored if it weren't, right?
* I actually have to make a spice rack. I've never made a spice rack. How hard can it be?