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What I Wanted To Do This Week

• Write.

What I Did This Week

• Helped zaiah through the death of her horse.

• Mixed and poured slightly over half a ton of concrete by hand.

• Broke into a house and kidnapped a timber wolf to protect her from someone who was abusing her, resulting in wolf-paw prints in freshly-poured concrete.

• Dealt with a broken washing machine. So. Much. Water.

• Replaced wiring in the bedroom walls.

• Got sawdust all over the clothes in the closet during the rewiring job. Good thing we have a washing machine...oh, wait.

• Installed a new washing machine, carefully lifting it over fresh, still-curing concrete.

• Painted new hardware for the windows.

• Dealt with police officers and K-9 dogs tramping through our back yard searching for a suspect.

• Re-painted window hardware that a police officer stepped on while the paint was still wet.

• Had a difficult conversation with a good friend who did something hurtful to me.

• Learned I now need reading glasses.

A do-over on this week would be nice.


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 22nd, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, no -- sounds awful :(

My condolences to zaiah -- I am sorry to hear of her loss.

I hope the timber wolf is now in a better environment -- it was very good of you to save her from an abuser.

Still -- difficult stuff. (And you might want to f-lock this in case the wolf's former owner tries to go after you, since you're admitting the break-in.)

Wishing you luck that your weekend is peaceful and that next week will be much, much better.


-- A <3
Sep. 22nd, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
fortunately, the wolf's owner asked us to do the break-in. She'd been having a crap weekend herself and ended up in the ER, leaving the wolf alone with an abusive roommate (who they're trying to evict) who was mistreating her. We broke in to take the wolf away until her owner was released from the hospital.
Sep. 22nd, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's a much better situation -- not that needing to evict the terrible roommate is a good thing, or your friend being in the ER, but at least the wolf has a home to go back to, when everything is said and done.

Hope *her* situation improves, too. Geesh. :(

Sep. 22nd, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you weren't the suspect!

Still, that's ... a week. Wow. Condolences on the horse and best wishes to the rest of you.

(My next washing machine will have one of these: http://www.cashacme.com/prod_general_plumb_wm.php )

Edited at 2012-09-22 10:49 pm (UTC)
Sep. 24th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Gosh, that's a wonderful gizmo! I wonder if they make something similar for a whole house's water supply.... (I have been shown various shut-off points for things & I know so little about how anything works, the info just doesn't stick in my memory as it should. :-P )
Sep. 24th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Shut-off valves are wonderful things. Ones that work -- as many don't, after decades in a single position -- are even better. Maybe you could make a map? Good thing to know in an emergency.

(My house has a cutoff under the bathroom, which I need to replace, and one in the meter box out front, which works just fine, once you get to it, and then the city has a cutoff out by the street, which had to be used when the city replaced all our meters and mine broke. Lots of water everywhere, especially as the city workers wouldn't believe me when I said the break was in their line, but waited until the plumber called to chew them out.)

The washing machine cutoff is intended to shut off the water when the washer's not in use, preventing floods and extending the life of the washer and its hoses. Having seen a flooded house, I am all in favour. :-)
Sep. 22nd, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
At least you were productive...?
Sep. 23rd, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
But... Wolf prints in concrete--how cool is that? Also, reading glasses are sexy. :-)
Sep. 23rd, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
I'd call this an accomplished weekend, even if it wasn't the one you had planned.
Sep. 23rd, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
That's what I'd say, too.
Sep. 23rd, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, definitely a busy week. I think I'm not overstating things in saying that the world is a better place as a result of your activities.
Sep. 23rd, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oof. That is a rough week. Hope the upcoming one is a bit less hectic and fraught.
Sep. 24th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oof. Helluva rough week for you, but it sounds like your part of the world is a helluva lot better place for you being in it! May the coming weeks be kinder to all of you....

(P.S.--I quite agree with others about the attractiveness of reading glasses. ;-)

Edited at 2012-09-24 09:53 pm (UTC)
Sep. 25th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
I do not want a do over on last week! It sucked bad enough for me that I would rather forget it happened and move on.
Sep. 25th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
Oh, and yes Reading glasses are sexy. You may want a do over, but you did do some great things. Even if they weren't planned, they were good things.
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