A Tour of My House
Here is my house about fifteen minutes after I got my keys on Friday.
Today, in a fit of what I call “Fuck it, this is MY house, damn it!” enthusiasm I tore up all of my carpets. Didn’t take that long and I ended up coughing a lot afterward due to a mushroom cloud of pet hair getting kicked up into my face.
In a way, I’m glad I took the time to vacuum and shampoo the carpets before ripping them up or it would have been a lot worse. That’s right. These carpets were so dirty I had to clean them up just so I could throw them away.
Lo, the carpets are slain.
Now… I just need to figure out how to put down a new floor I can’t afford. Again, first world problems. I’m mostly still ecstatic that I own a home.
Although I’m still coming to grips with the fact that there is a house in this world… and that it belongs to me.
Anyhow, it’s become clear to me that I might not be able to actually live in this house until the middle of next week. I have a refrigerator coming quite soon, as well as plates and bowls, etc… but there’s a lot of stuff I need to throw away and a bit of plumbing I need to do before I can actually inhabit there in any kind of safe way. Also, I need to paint. But I’m working on it very diligently and expect it to be done quite soon.
However, this has pushed back my plans a few weeks. Soul-Shaped Atoms is coming along nicely but it is by no means actually done. I need this to be a polished gem since it will be my first “New Work” and I need it to shine. However, since it thematically fits in quite well with Valentine’s Day, I think I will publish it then.