It's not about the house.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Just Because It's Been A While...

Okay, really I'm posting because I forgot to tell the outcome of the stink pipe (just between us, I can say stink).

So, it was the night our Sleepy LaBeef backup-electrician stayed till 10:30 playing Johnny's beautiful bouzouki (someday I'll post a picture of it; it's gorgeous -- not quite as nice as Dirty Mike, but still, pretty not-bad-for-a-bouzouki). Before they started playing, and almost before they started drinking, John B. and Johnny crawled up into a side part of the attic that I never even knew existed until that very moment, to check out the leak around the stink pipe.

"Pretty bad," was the verdict. And then bouzouki and beer-drinking ensued.

A few days later -- I guess this would have been last Thursday, after we were back from our second round of courthouse hell -- John B. came by with I-don't-know-what fixit-things. He and Johnny leaned a ladder up against the house, climbed up -- John B. with a newly-mangled back and Johnny with an oldly-mangled knee -- and fixed it.

I really don't know what they did up there. I could go ask Johnny right now -- which is what I usually do in these situations (you don't think I actually know about all the things I write about, do you?) -- but I don't feel like it. I'm taking a little mental vacation this week. They fixed it, okay? It doesn't leak anymore. That's all I need to know.

Oh, and we need a new roof. While they were up there, they determined that we'll definitely be needing a new roof.

But for now, we're going to hope the old one holds till next year.

La la...


Does anybody know how to hang wallpaper? The computer kind, I mean? Because seriously I wouldn't mind having to write about these damn disasters all the time if I had Dirty Mike smiling encouragement. Or just staring off into space, looking all pensive 'n' shit...



La la...

4 comments:

cuz donna said...

hanging wallpaper... Go to Control panel. then Display. Then you should have a couple of choices, one of them should be backround or wallpaper. Then you should be able to browse for the picture you want to put up. I have Vista now, so I am trying to remember how to do it in windows. Once you get into the display portion of the Control panel, it is fairly intuitive. I stole the picture of Dirty Mike and put him up. It does make nice wallpaper!

Charlie said...

simple-er ?:
right click on the current wallpaper, select "properties," a window will open. Click on the "desktop" tab. Then the same as Donna says...Click the "browse" button and then select whatever picture you want from whatever file.
Tada

EGE said...

Yay, I'm spreading the love!

Anonymous said...

he's gay-ay. why doesn't your gay-dar recognize that?