I moved the podium, organized the refreshments, took photos at and acted as invisible public event coordinator for this announcement. Now I am exhausted, but it was for a very good cause. I also feel like I desperately need to improve my French language skills.
As an unrelated aside, I want to learn more about self-leveling paint with urethane built in, so that I can eventually look into refinishing the kitchen floor a la Debbie Travis. Maybe with a pretty varnish overcoat for ease of cleaning! Has anyone reading my journal tried this before?
And boo! Our brand spanking new upstairs shower is broken, such that the pipe connecting the water to the shower head, located cunningly behind my VERY EXPENSIVE lovely slate tile which must now be broken to effect repairs, is leaking profusely and causing torrents of water to run down the inside of the wall, through to the floor below. It’s causing the wood floor to warp and the wall to disintegrate. The shitty plumber who took eleventy-billion years to *not* complete our upstairs bathroom reno (wall still unpainted, door frame still unfinished, cupboards not built, etc) was apparently not only slow but also incompetent. I really want to write in to Mike Holmes or something, but I fear this will have to be resolved through legal action. Except I’m concerned that I’d be laughed out of court due to our TOTAL LACK of a signed contract. Dammit. Ah well, live and learn I guess.