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June 13, 2009

June 13, 2009

It is done. I have finished unpacking my house, everything is put away (mostly). It was a hard last push, but well worth it. We finally got the living room set up which took us two whole days. One of them was spent with my husband encouraging me while pushing me into a hole in the wall. I then had to crawl behind the wall upstairs dragging 100 feet of ethernet cable and a tiny little lamp with an extension cord like a little attic miner. I then had to shove my hand through some insulation into a dark hole in the floor and then feed the wire through it. Meanwhile my hubby hung out downstairs next to the panel we removed from the bathroom (no insulation) and waited to feed the wire down to the basement. Then I had to run down to the basement climb up on some unbalanced coolers and chairs, feed the wire across the ceiling through a hole in the wall to the laundry room through the ceiling some more to a hole my husband drilled in the ceiling. Then he fed the wire while I crawled through the entertainment center, under the wires and carefully not tipping over our tv and I pulled the wire up, and had to sit behind there squished between the tv and the wall for an hour while occasionally feeding some wire while trying not to get tangled and pull everything on top of myself. Thankfully I only pulled down the power cord to the X-Box 360, which might sound like not a big deal except it has a surge protector the size and weight of a brick that just narrowly grazed my skull and bounced off my forearms. I have the duck and cover reflexes of a child who grew up during the cold war.
Then, because I am his “freakishly tall wifey” I was designated light hanger-upper. I had to hang the lights up on our porch. Somehow I always get the shaft because Im skinny or tall or I can crawl behind stuff. Not cool. We also hung up curtains and a new table cloth, set up our dvds, organized our recycling closet, set up my husbands statues and all thats left to do is hang up posters. Woohoo. Now perhaps I can get into a regular routine. Im hoping to start getting into photography again, except my camera is being wonky. It was a pretty crappy camera to begin with, good for point and shoot on vacation but its not vary good for any skilled photography. Only automatic settings and a very slow shutter speed all the time, even at noon. This week it would take only four pictures before it would claim the battery was depleted and shut off. Other times it wouldn’t even turn on. I think its time to start hunting for a new camera. Any suggestions? It has to be under 200$ max and thats pushing it.
I should be getting into a regular posting schedule soon instead of being so erratic. See you next post, hopefully with pictures!


June 05, 2009

June 5, 2009

I’ve done absolutely nothing this past week. I am a failure, and a lazy ass. Ive done nothing but lay around, wasting time. I couldn’t tell you what I did exactly I did to waste all that time, only that it wasn’t worth remembering and therefore must be something terribly unimportant.

Things I did do this week:
Ate chips and cheese dip for two hours
Worked on a picture that has the potential to become my new branding device
Stared at my pea soup green pool wishing I could swim in it without fear of developing an ailment
Played computer games with the hubby
Watched several crappy movies including Drag Me To Hell, Babylon AD, Mall Cop and Be Kind, Rewind
Watched one good movie on accident, Live Free or Die Hard
Ruined a batch of potato salad

In between all this heavy duty stuff I would laze around, read some more of my book and sleep. What hard work I have to do all the time. I don’t know how I do it sometimes.
Today I did do some necessary cleaning of the kitchen and bedroom, just to make myself feel useful.
But alas, I have spent too much time sulking and delivering news of my intensive labors. I must retreat back to my hovel and resume my work.
My husband is asking me to move a large chair up the stairs. Oh boy, what fun!


May 23, 2009


My name is Tobyn Rouge, and this is going to be a backup version of my blog flourish. The semipermanent location is yet to be determined, however I will put that link up as soon as it becomes available. The website is currently under construction so I’ve decided to make posts available here. Also, because I have just moved my access to the internet is limited until this Wednesday and posts will be coming in bulk until then. Hopefully you all can bear with me during this transitional process.