Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May Update

Well, I finally got started with a big project I had planned, which was to try and organize the crazy cord-tangle behind the media center.  It's amazing how many different things need to be plugged into each other, and how many outlets you need to take care of them all!  I think I require 12 outlets for everything, which is just mind-boggling, isn't it? 

Anyway, I am almost done with the project, but I have to say I don't think it looks all THAT much better.  Part of my reasoning behind doing it is if my apartment ever floods, I want my electronics to be safe.  And yes, it IS a possibility... water heaters around the building keep exploding, and the guy above me doesn't feel like replacing his until:  1.  he cleans his messy apartment; and 2.  The guy above HIM agrees to do it, too.

Weak excuses, if you ask me.

But I digress.

Anyway, I will post pics of the before and after, once everything is all squared away.

In health related news, I went to the doctor for allergy testing.  Turns out, the only things I'm allergic to is cats and dogs.  The "cat spot" EXPLODED with a rash and a gross subcutaneous blistery thing almost immediately.  I said, "Is that the cat spot?"  and indeed it was.  The "dog spot"  also had quite a reaction, despite the fact that dogs don't seem to bother me in real life.  Go figure.

Up next is the sleep study.  I will be extremely interested to see how that goes.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Whoops, May started a while ago...

Well, let's look back at April's goal:

1. Clean condo, section by section, reorganize, dust, throw away items as you go.
2. Photograph and list items for sale online
3. Consider photographing before/ after
4. Assess utility of the plan, consider developing a maintenance plan

Okay, people, I totally failed on this goal.  I got a good start with the kitchen, got about 3/4 of the way through the cabinets, and then my kitchen sink exploded and got clogged and I couldn't use the kitchen for 3 days.  Plus, let's face it... I really don't care for cleaning at all.  :P

Since I'm already 1/3 of the way through May, I have decided to use the next few weeks for a halfhearted attempt to work more on April's goal, then I'll reassess.  To be clear, I'll probably only focus on #1 and #4.  So there.