started out with making a flyer for my dad’s new listing. of course, his template is in ms publisher, so i had to upload it onto my laptop, edit the pictures he took this morning and drop them into the little boxes. then we had to make up descriptions for the house. i never knew there were so many ways to say “spacious.” it’s a bit ridonkulous that this listing is a 1960′s 4 bed, 2 bath house about 6 miles from my mom’s and it’s listed at $740,000. yikes! the two places i’d be willing to live, los angeles and the sf bay area, and i can’t afford housing in either place.
anyway, finished editing it but then couldn’t figure out how to get it printed. spent another two hours calling different places to see how much they would charge for this small print job. prices for color copies range from $0.49 to $0.89 per copy. but kinko’s doesn’t print from a .pub file, so i had to have the girlfriend .pdf the thing for me so i could upload it. then it turned out they were too expensive and had a laggy turnaround time, so i called staples, office max, and office depot. also had to get it printed in black and white for the box on the sign outside the house, but after the three hours worth of work, my dad figured he may as well make all the copies b&w and forego the color. saved him $50! could my life be any more exciting?
then we moved on to the bedroom and started clearing out everything so we could rip up the ugly, gross, stained, nasty pink carpet. the floor underneath looked ok when we started, but there are these deep gouges in the floor, almost as if someone was scribbling on the hardwood with a knife.
and then my mother and i went to scandinavian designs to buy some shelving for the living room and the bedroom. they’re like a more upscale (expensive) version of ikea. i found the couch i want to get when we move up to grown up furniture (not futons). well, this is the cheaper couch i want to get. if i had giraffe money i’d get this one.
came home and started dinner because we were pretty much starving. my dad barbecued some teriyaki chicken and bell peppers and i made a spinach salad with mushrooms, tomatoes and some sort of sweet peas? i’m not sure. i don’t usually eat peas and beans (unless it’s edamame) so you’ll have to excuse me.
went back to work after dinner, putting together that shelving unit for the bedroom and cleaning and trying some sort of *miracle* floor reviver to see if we could make any sort of difference on the gouged hardwood.
all while watching the pistons/cavaliers game, which is still going on, i think.
i’m about to venture out to the garage to find me some it’s-its. i haven’t had one in about 15 years. so i bought a box (of 3) and i’m gonna eat at least two of them while i’m here. damn those carbs. we’ve also got carb friendlier options, but i’m ignoring them for the time being.