August 19th, 2002

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Planning

Ericka is heading to Chicago-area today to visit with her mom and various relatives.

I'm hoping to get some things done while she's gone. On the list:

  1. Empty the basement room I plan on taking over as personal space.
  2. Defrost, clean and de-clutter the downstairs freezer.
  3. De-clutter the refrigerator/freezer upstairs.
  4. Clean and de-clutter the bathroom (which may involve the hall closet).

I'll need some help to get all this accomplished in the four days Ericka will be gone. I'll make some calls to friends to see if they feel like helping with such things. Part of my thinking is that since I will be working nights I'll be sleeping during much of the productive day. This leaves me with but a few hours a day to get stuff done and that having someone around to chat with will be helpful in doing that. I figure I'll barter dinner for the help.

Any volunteers?
  • Current Music
    Odi Odi--Madragaia--Viva Voce
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Dinner and a clean-up, stage 1

I figured I'd start slow and work up to the big stuff so I took on the downstairs freezer first. This was pretty easy as it mostly involved packing the stuff that's worth keeping from the freezer into coolers and unplugging the unit. The dinner half comes from the three frozen pizzas that won't fit ino the coolers. So right now I'm pre-heating the oven (and cursing whomever thought olive oil on my pizza stone was a good idea; damned smoke points) and plan on cooking all three. I figure I'll take that which I don't eat to work to share.

After the defrosting (which I may let go until I get off work in the morning), there will be the assessment of what's in the freezer. I've already tossed the dinner rolls that have been there for at least a year and showed no signs of becoming part of a meal any time soon. I also suspect the box of frozen macadamia-nut cookie dough will be sacraficed, but that I'll probably end up baking and taking to work or social outings.
  • Current Music
    Fries and the Check--Adam Stemple--3 Solid Blows To The Head