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I'm going to try to write an entry but my internet is being kind of wonky this morning so let's hope LJ doesn't eat it or something. (I started to say "eat it for breakfast" but it's already getting to be a litlle late for breakfast!)

I have just been looking at the calendar - we are going to Ohio in three two weeks. And taxes are due the day we get back. Yike. I am running very behind on the taxes - it's not mine I'm worried about so much, but we have to do that last tax return for my mother for 2007, and then, I dunno, do we have to do one for the estate, also? I didn't even think about that one until yesterday. Well, I am clearly going to be filing some extensions, anyway. I'll probably just do mine online like I always do, but I'm not confident enough about what I'm doing to do my mom's that way. (But damn, I probably have to do mine before I leave, then, because my in-laws do not do the online thing, unless I go over to my sister-in-law's house or something... which I guess I could do if worse came to worst!)

Let's see, what did we do this weekend? Not a whole helluva lot, actually. Saturday we went to the mainland, and Sunday Col and I played GuildWars almost all day, and squabbled a lot but managed not to kill each other. Rob went off to see some horror movie but I don't even remember which one it was. -- Oh, we did watch some DVDs over the course of the weekend - we watched Labyrinth, which amazingly, neither of us had ever seen. I liked it but I can't say I really adored it, it was too much of a kids' movie for that. (Not that that always stops me, really, but I dunno, it did somewhat with this one.) And we finished the Torchwood disc that we had, which was season 1, episodes 3-5 - Cyberwoman, and the fairies one and... I forget what the ep we had already watched before that was. Oh, Ghosts, I think it's called. The one with the alien cell phone thingamajig. I really like Torchwood generally - much more than I expected to. More than I like Dr Who, to tell you the truth. I like Dr Who but I have never been a huge, huge fan. Torchwood - well, we'll see how I feel when I get through the rest of series 1. But I like it a lot, in any case. I think I like that it's darker.


Oh, and I also started messing with the Netflix movies that you can watch online. Once I got all the updates downloaded (because I never use IE so there was a lot of updating required for that), I watched a bit of Pan's Labyrinth but I knew that Rob wanted to see it so I decided to wait on that one, and I switched instead to a BBC version of "Sense and Sensibility" that must've been a few years old. (It seems to be the 1981 one.) I always like the nice slow miniseries versions of Jane Austen's books, and this seems to be one of those, more or less. (And "Dexter"! they have Dexter! I'm going to have to make Rob sit down and watch the pilot, because I know he didn't see it.)

While we were on the huge British kick, we watched Master and Commander, too. I forgot how much I liked that movie, and I really need to read the books.

When we went to the mainland we swung by Mama's house to check on the progress of the renovation. I had sent them a check for, well, several thousand dollars and it seemed like a good idea to check and see what was happening over there, since I ended up not being very involved in the process apart from fronting a lot of money for it. And it's not nearly finished, but it looks very good, I have to say. The floor is done on the bottom floor - it's something that looks like hardwood, some sort of laminate, I think - and most everything has been painted, too. The walls were a bit darker than I would have picked but they look good so I'm not quibbling. (I thought we were doing "sand" and it's more like a toasty color than like sand, I would say. But I guess I should have insisted on actually picking colors if I cared so much!) Anyway, things ARE getting done and that's the important part - we will finally be able to get it on the market before long! The real estate market seems to be okay here - prices were not nearly as inflated in the first place as they were a lot of places, I think - and we are not in a huge hurry and I am darn well going to hold out for a decent price. The realtor doesn't seem to think it will be a problem so let's hope she's right.

Yesterday I had the day off and it was supposed to be a day for me to get a lot of work done. Can you guess where this is going? I didn't get a whole lot done and it's all Jo Walton's fault, because I started reading Farthing and couldn't stop. I did get my car inspected - only about a month late! - and I got some jewelry made and I guess on the whole it could've been worse. But it wasn't what I intended to do with my vacation day.

(Oh, and also, the internet did try hard to eat this entry. Thank goodness for auto-save.)

Date: 2008-03-25 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] columbina.livejournal.com
I didn't think we squabbled THAT much.

Date: 2008-03-25 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
I guess it was mostly the whole Assault on the Stronghold fiasco that made me feel like we were squabbling so much. Although we conquered in the end anyway, so all's well that ends well, and all that!

Date: 2008-03-25 05:57 pm (UTC)
nonelvis: (TORCHWOOD rift)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
Series 1 of Torchwood is entertaining but very inconsistent. Series 2 has been one giant festival of cracktactular fun, with only one or two exceptions. My guess is it will appear on DVD late this fall, though of course I can get it to you by alternate means, if you want ;-)

Date: 2008-03-25 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
We have BBC America now, so we're caught up on what they've shown of series 2. (Which I gather isn't that far behind what's being shown in the UK, anyway, is that right?) What I'm really behind on is Dr Who - I have the series 2 disks but haven't finished watching them yet, and I've only seen scattered episodes of series 3. The BBC America Dr Who episodes come on too early on Saturday (by which I mean, before we tend to be back from the Saturday afternoon running-about) and I nearly always manage to miss them, one way or another. I need a Tivo, that's what I need. (Although considering that I can't even watch the DVDs I have, I don't know what good that would do me, either.)

Date: 2008-03-25 08:08 pm (UTC)
nonelvis: (TORCHWOOD incompetent)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
BBCA is a week behind the BBC1 broadcasts, and therefore two weeks behind the BBC3 broadcasts. (BBC3 moved the show to Wednesday nights midway through the series, and launched the new night by showing two episodes back-to-back.) The finale is next Friday night, the day before DW Series 4 begins.

Date: 2008-03-25 10:38 pm (UTC)
platypus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] platypus
next Friday night, the day before DW Series 4 begins

I just squeaked.

Date: 2008-03-25 10:57 pm (UTC)
nonelvis: (DT oh shit)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
You squeaked? I ordered a new, larger hard drive for my laptop this weekend so I could get it installed before April 5 ...

Date: 2008-03-25 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
Do you get BBCAmerica On Demand? BBCAmerica cuts parts of the programs to add ads. I don't know about the DW/Torchwood stuff, but they cut LOM to incoherency. On Demand is complete and commercial free.

Date: 2008-03-26 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Hmm, we probably do - at least, there's a lot of On Demand stuff there that I haven't messed with yet. It might be worth trying once in a while!

Date: 2008-03-26 05:45 am (UTC)
maribou: (Default)
From: [personal profile] maribou
Farthing did something like that to me too.

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