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It took me about half a dozen trips out of Galveston to realize that there was something wrong with this picture: coming off the Causeway, there's one house over on the right side, at Virginia Point. Only thing is, it used to be a whole row of houses. That's really the starkest picture I've seen yet - in person, anyway - of what the hurricane did. (And I don't literally have a picture, unfortunately, but it'd be really hard to get a picture that really told that story, anyway. Particularly since you're not allowed to stop on the Causeway to adjust your camera.)

I worked a half-day again, and we got a lot done this afternoon. I think we might actually pretty much be ready for the movers on Thursday. I found a Shiner Bock beer carton (vintage 1982 or so, if I recall correctly) very soggy and absolutely full of mold-covered childhood mementos that I had forgotten all about. But y'know? If I had forgotten the existence of most of them, why on earth have I been hauling them around all these years? I'm finding it hard to mourn that stuff too too much.

Incidentally, here is our new Ikea furniture, although it's cuter than in the picture. We got the bed with the storage underneath (no headboard) and the storage unit. I'm sort of sorry we didn't buy a chest but I didn't see them at the time.

It occurs to me that what our ugly temporary "office" needs - it's actually a former Payless Shoe Source, if that tells you anything - is some Halloween decorations. I wonder how that would go over.

I did this last year (possibly more than once) but I still can't resist:

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
mellificent goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Obama.
anjea tricks you! You get a 3.5-inch floppy disc.
chanfaina tricks you! You get a dead frog.
columbina gives you 3 mauve mint-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
fonticulus gives you 7 mottled green passionfruit-flavoured jawbreakers.
iko gives you 17 dark green banana-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
karen_d gives you 7 tan pineapple-flavoured gumdrops.
mmancuso tricks you! You lose 22 pieces of candy!
mslilly gives you 12 yellow vanilla-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
nonelvis gives you 18 tan grape-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
profrobert gives you 4 dark green cola-flavoured wafers.
mellificent ends up with 46 pieces of candy, a 3.5-inch floppy disc, and a dead frog.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

I swear [livejournal.com profile] chanfaina  gave me a frog last year too.

Date: 2008-10-08 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
And indeed, they are "waffer" thin.

Mhy Ikea furniture, purchased October 1991, is mostly still going strong (and after multiple moves, too). It's shockingly durable.

Date: 2008-10-09 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anjea.livejournal.com
HAHA. Enjoy your antique!

Date: 2008-10-09 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chanfaina.livejournal.com
Wow. I am so rude. Sorry about that!

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