A truck arrived this morning while I was at the Post Office mailing off a BookSwap book, the stuff we got at Ultimate Electronics on Deep Discount Friday, and now the boxes are sitting in the living room, waiting for the installation tech (that would be me) to plug it all together and fire it up. Oh boy, oh boy, you think, but fact is I still don’t have the system we brought with us from SoCal fully operational (maybe today), so starting on a completely new setup isn’t as much of a thrill as it might otherwise be. I spent half the morning in the garage looking for the drill bits, which are needed to install the new stuff: cables need holes to run through.
Making things a little more interesting is the impending delivery of an 8′ x 12′ foot rug we bought last week, which means the area has to be cleared and ready for that to go down. It will look nice, and certainly will cut down on some of the echoness in the area with high ceilings and hard floors. but right now we’re waiting.
Besides the entertainment hook-ups and the rug placement, there are hundreds – or so it seems – of other things pending.
Books? You ask about books? None unpacked so far, not a single one. It’s driving me nuts, but I can’t unpack until I get shelves, and that’s a lower priority than little things like finding a bank, going to the DMV, and getting the basics unpacked.
I have a new plan for dealing with the huge amount of work involved in finishing the move at this end. I make a 5 item To Do list. If it takes me until 11:00 at night, then I stay up late and keep going. If it takes me until 11:00 in the morning, I can do other stuff or just goof off the rest of the day. So far there has been no goofing off, the closest I’ve come so far to that is, uh, typing this. Oops, I better get back to work.
P.S. – Comcast was here again yesterday, two techs here for over 4 hours. We hope this time things might all work the way they are supposed to, but I have to hook the new flatscreen HD up to their fancy cable box to make sure. I wonder where those drill bits could have got to?