Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday fragments

Welcome to Friday fragments, my weekly recap of topics too big to forget, yet too small to be their own post.

Its day 2 of our NYC trip and our plan is to visit the Cloisters today. I've heard its amazing.

The garage/bathroom/closet/dressing room addition should be finished when we get back from NYC. Well, not completely finished since the old driveway and sidewalk won't be poured yet, but practically finished. I suspect we will sleep in our bedroom when we return Sun night, and use the bathroom once its cleaned. I am practically GIDDY over the idea of moving our clothes and shoes from 3 separate closets into our new closet/dressing room!

Next Tues a guy is coming to give us a quote for regular housecleaning every other week. We had a housekeeper when we lived in VA and we felt it was a worthy expense, but when we moved here we just couldn't afford it. But things have changed and now we can afford it. We do not want to spend our evenings and/or weekends cleaning. We are active people who have lots of houseguests. Its time to get a housekeeper again. I hope we like this guy who's coming on Tues.

Have you seen those new Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets? Its a sheet that contains detergent, fabric softener, and anti-static you toss in the washer AND dryer.
Spouse picked them up at the store (because he loves gadgets and this is sort of like a gadget) and I must admit they are pretty nice. Saves me from having to measure liquid detergent (which I always seem to get on my hands) and remember whether or not I tossed a dryer sheet in the dryer. Print a coupon and try them yourself. Now, if I could just get Spouse to empty his pockets before throwing his pants into the hamper.

This video made the rounds on Facebook this week. I think its very good. Imagine if straight people had to ask for their community's permission to marry? As obsurd as it sounds, that's exactly what is happening for GLBT people in states where same sex marriage is put on the ballot for community vote.

Crush du Jour: Robert Gonzalez


Larry Ohio said...

Take lots of pics in NYC, and have fun.

behrmark said...

I'm volunteering to to take care of your crush du jour Robert Gonzalez while you're in NYC. It's the least I can do for all of your great posts. Have a GREAT time in NYC. Behr Hugs!

anne marie in philly said...

"Now, if I could just get Spouse to empty his pockets before throwing his pants into the hamper." - I have the same problem with mine!

"Imagine if straight people had to ask for their community's permission to marry?" - I have used this argument with the narrow-minds; doesn't seem to convince them, though...they can't see through their closed eyes...pity.

have fun in the big apple!

Michael said...

I hope the house cleaner is built like the crush du jour.

Michael Rivers said...

I hope your NYC trip is going well. Those laundry sheets are very interesting. When I run out of stuff, I'll have to give them a try.

cb said...

The could be cool, except for the extra waste, chemicals, and the fact that I don't use fabric softener.

tornwordo said...

A housecleaner is money very well spent. Hope your NYC trip went well!