Blagden X-mas party

| This is not a drill! |
| |
| Annual Christmas Party |
| at |
| The Space |
| 903 N Street, NW |
| THURSDAY, December 28, 2006 |
| 7:00-10:00 pm |

Yes, it’s the annual (potluck) Christmas Party.

The newsletter/announcement (with a fewe new details) has the details

If you are going to illegally dump, don’t leave your calling card

Hot young Kris Kringle (aka Jimbo) knows when you’ve been dumping. He’s ticked and reporting you.
Yes, you on the 900 block of T Street, NW and Westminster. On the off-chance ‘someone’ grabbed your boxes that you put out for recycling… did you break the boxes down? People if you are recycling boxes, you need to break them down.

Renovation 2007: Ruba dub dub, I still wanna tub

Problem: I gotta small house.
Problem #2: I want a nice little soaking tub for the occasional soak.

I’ve looked at the tubs out there. If I lived in the UK this would be easier because the tubs over there I swear are more bathing friendly. Also I found some tubs that would be the right side and the right depth on the wrong side of the pond. This project will not involve US Customs.

I made a chart of the different bathtubs that I liked. I listed their price, length, width, outside depth and soaking depth. Then played out various scenarios with having a soaking tub upstairs, a soaking tub and shower upstairs, or a soaking tub downstairs and a shower or tub shower combo upstairs. Then trying to fit the various tubs in those scenarios. And please, no comments about what is needed for resale value. I’ve got so much friggin equity in this house, I could trash it and still make a profit. Besides, this is for me, not the next set of owners. My only obligation to them is to maintain the house so it may continue to stand.

Then the other thing I have to consider is that I MUST move my upstairs bathroom. The waste pipe for the upper bathroom currently blocks the front door from opening all the way. I know. My house was designed by crackheads. And this is the same bathroom with the toilet encased in the floor.

Right now I’ve got a lot of options, but I don’t know if any of them will work.

Sameness, is that a selling point?

So we’re driving to see the relatives in Laurel in some townhouse development. But before you can get to that townhouse development, you have to drive past a few other developments. I was struck with the sameness of it all. A good curve of large pointy roofed buildings close in the same repeating neutral colors, and there were so many of them. And I thought, even on college campuses, where you have to house a number of students (who have to take what you give anyway), there wasn’t that level of sameness.