Finish Arabic Final
Turn in test Clean kitchen fully
Prep for tomorrow's game
Apply to jobs Keep house warm Cook dinner (ham takes 5 hours, start at noon) Caulk toothbrush holder Caulk light in bathroom Caulk toilet (making tile job look better) to floor Do laundry Check backyard to see if muddy
If not muddy, let girls play in back Figure out a system for the firewood Put letter in mailbox before mailman comes
9:47 AM - I've finished my test and turned it in. I've already applied to one job this morning and that was before even 7 AM, but there's obviously more for me to apply to today when I have the time. The letter is in the mailbox and so we'll have water next month. Heh.
I'm just about to head out back to see whether the mud has become ice or not, as well as grabbing an armful of wood for the heat box. I don't know what I'm going to do for a "system" on the wood, but I'm sure I'd like to not have to carry it from all the way in back to the inside through inclement weather to keep the house warm.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
9:57 AM - Oh god the backyard is NOT ready for the girls to run around. My feet squelch as I walk, and I've already taken my shoes off! Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but still; it's pretty nasty back there. Maybe another full day of freeze. We'll see. Also, I'm thinking that the best way to get the wood from the outside to the inside is to just trudge back there and grab some every day. If I bring in a little more every day than I need, I'll soon have a full basket at the end of the day and I'll get a day off from the trudgery then start it all over again.
I think I'm going to have to cut wood soon if we want this to keep our house warm throughout the winter.
10:16 AM - The bathroom has been as caulked as possible. Unfortunately the light can't be caulked because it's not flush to the wall and I have no real way of pushing it into place to hold it while it dries. Maybe Maria can come up with something later, but I'm not all that worried; it looks fine as long as you don't stare at the light for a while.
On the other hand, the toilet and toothbrush holder look better now, and the holder is held in place by more than one poorly-placed screw.
11:00 AM - Laundry has been put into the washer. I would have done this first had I noticed it on the list, that way it would have been done by now. Of course for me all that "done" means is washed and dried. The to do itself IS done, but the laundry isn't, if that makes sense? It does to me and that's all that matters!
Good Eats is on right now and that does not help my productivity. Someone come turn off my computer!
11:12 AM - I found that I can apply to jobs while watching Good Eats without a real problem. That's GOOD! I've applied to about 10 jobs and I'm going to call that that for today. I did a lot of searching and that's about all I found that a) isn't a scam b) I haven't applied for already and c) is commesurate with my experience.
If I apply to 10 jobs a day I should theoretically hear back from about 1 per month if my records are right. *sigh*
12:09 PM - Ham's in the oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes an hour. In 5 hours it should be delicious. Starting to get a headache; hopefully it's just that and not something like carbon monoxide poisoning...
4:05 PM - Not dead, just taking a long time in the kitchen. While it's not perfectly clean at least most of the dishes are done and the table is a clear surface ready for use. The major things are ready-to-go and tomorrow will be used as a final-prep day.
Tomorrow is also going to be my day to prepare for D&D. As the DM who has had 3 weeks to prepare you'd think I'd want to be a little more ready, but I like flying by the seat of my pants. Whoo!
Today was a good day. Much got done, I signed on on an assignment (which means I'll be making money; yay), and I'm not sick any more.
Overall EDIT: Hmm. Meant to post this over at jfargo101
, but I'm going to leave this one here. It won't become a common thing. Promise.