May 3rd, 2007

Heidi Cat Face

Home Shopping

I woke up yesterday and put a bagel in the microwave; it shut itself down spontaneously and did damn all to warm up the food. We found a new one at Lowe's yesterday; some gift cards left over from Christmas covered most of it.

The main mission was searching for a new storm door; we think we've found one at Home Depot (the Lowe's models don't take paint well according to the sales guy and aren't in colors that work with our house).

Tomorrow, we get an estimate from a plumber to fix the main remaining problem with the new extension (the contractor hired bottom-basement subcontractors for the hot-water heater connections. Fortunately, the guy he sent to turn the new heater on noticed the 1/2 PSI appliance hooked directly to the 2 PSI gas supply...).
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    accomplished
EitP Blivit

Metrobus Grumble

While posting the last item, a traffic report came on describing a major snafu on route 395 toward the Pentagon. This shouldn't have anything to do with the path between my house and the office, but it does because Metro runs a clever money-grubbing scam with its bus routes. By bypassing the local Metrorail station and sending buses on a long detour to Pentagon station, they magically convert the buses that have been winding their start-and-stop way through the local streets into "express" routes with a 150% "express" fare premium. They haven't found a way to directly benefit from wasting a half-hour of my time every day, unless they derive personal amusement from it.
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    irritated irritated