I got eleven hours of sleep last night, and it helped immensely. Then I spent about seven hours driving around in full sun without air conditioning, taking Jodi shopping for clothes, luggage, toiletries, office supplies, etc. I opened two new store charge accounts (American Eagle and Target). And now I’m totally exhausted again.
A good thing that happened today: American Eagle has a promotion going where, if you try on a pair of jeans, you get a free AMC movie pass that’s good even for special engagements. So I tried on a pair of 40×32 loose fit jeans. Utterly contrary to every expectation, they fit. I’m sure they’re fudging the size, but I can’t even remember what grade I was in the last time I could wear anything labeled 40. I bought them, but if I can find a 40×30 somewhere, I’ll exchange them. (They fit low on my waist, so 32″ length is just silly.) Plus, I got a movie pass.
So then we came home and it was not time for me to relax, it was time for me to do laundry. Only I discovered that the dryer doesn’t work, so the clothes in there are damp and rancid, and we can’t get the dryer repaired until after Jodi leaves. Also, the laundromat in our apartment complex requires you to pay $5 just to get a laundry card, after which you add value in $5 increments. The machines cost $1.25-$1.80 in various configurations. But since we’ll have a working dryer Monday, it’s really a bit of overkill to buy a $5 laundry card. We’re washing bras now and we’ll let them hang on various surfaces until they’re dry. Tomorrow I’ll schlep all this stuff to a coin laundry and take care of it in parallel.
The dishes were gross. I feel like a bad person for scrubbing without even trying to determine whether the life on them was sentient. (That was my joke. Laugh.) The living room is a mess. Most of the evenings while Jodi is away will probably be spent trying to whip this place into shape. I swear I could take a week of vacation and still have more I’d like to get done. I need to call the St. Vincent de Paul and have them take away the extra dining room table. I need to get rid of old crap that’s been sitting in the closets for over a year without being used. (“I need help! I need a facial! I need to go on a diet! I need money! I need new shoes! Oh, God, just do something!” — Threesome)
For tonight, I just need to help Jodi finish getting her articles printed out and filed away in a binder. I may need to go buy another binder or something. I don’t know. And eventually, I’ll sleep. Which is good, because on Monday morning we need to be at the airport around 6am.