June 6th, 2005

phone, cordless phone

Text from phone: awake too late. (backdated)

Message to Darkside:
I can't sleep. It's weird being here. Dad let his hair grow so he looks like an ancient motorcycle gang guy. Scary. Grandma looks old. Yours, Joanie

Stupid nap. I want to not be awake now. nose congested. wish I could call
Darkside. 1 am is for the birds. I miss Thalia. sleepy now. Yay sleep.
phone, cordless phone

Voice Post:

145K 0:46
“Thanks, John. That was a really nice way to start off my morning.
I think I'm just going to go back to sleep, you know, sleep in until the absolute chaos wakes me up.
He sent me a text message. The text message was a *giggle* lightsabre. *giggle* yaaay Star Wars.

It's going to be another day, guys.

Another insane, dusty, dirty, hopefully not argumentative day, hopefully without any black widows.”

Transcribed by: azurelunatic
phone, cordless phone

Voice Post: Ding it again!

368K 1:42
“It's been a nice quiet morning, I'm going to be fixing pizza for supper and that will be fun. Guide Dog Aunt and I will be going shopping for pizza ingredients. We're probably going to go with pre-made crust, because I don't have the pizza crust recipe in my head, and Dad probably doesn't have access to his pizza crust recipe, which is the one I use.

The yard sale is not not quite as in full swing as it was yesterday. Aunt-Fayoumis found a few dishes from when we got back from Iowa together, so I now have a set of fine china, which is going to be interesting. I've never had a set of fine china before, it's probably going to live in a box.

That background noise there was Aunt-Fayoumis dinging this bell she found. It's a really cool bell. Ding it again! Closer to my phone so everyone can hear. Not that loud. [Aunt-Fayoumis: "It's still ringing."] Ding it again! [Aunt-Fayoumis: "It rings for a long time."]



I have a pretty great family! [yelling so relative mostly out of earshot can hear] I said, I have a pretty great family. That's what I said. [/yelling]

Yep, it's a great day. Nice and bright and not half as hot as Arizona.

Bye, guys!”

Transcribed by: azurelunatic
phone, cordless phone

Voice Post:

933K 4:28
“Hello, it's been one of those interesting days, with yard sales, realtors, people seeing the house, um, ... and all that sort of happy fun and utterly insane thing. I seem to have become at least assistant cook and bottle washer if not chief cook and bottle washer.

My dad discovered that the neighbors have got an interesting little set-up. They have a pipe stuck through a gap in the fencing from their side of the fence to our side of the fence. The pipe proceeds from their side of the fence onto the mostly empty half lot that's also part of the property. And the pipe is covered by bricks in a bit of a pit, and there are signs that stuff has been drained through the pipe onto the property here. When Guide Dog Cousin saw this set-up, his first thought was Neal Stephenson book Zodiac.

[giggles; those who know the book know why]

It's definitely something that needs attention paid to it of some sort of other. Dad was talking about putting a cap on the pipe or putting interesting, um, things in the pipe. Guide Dog Cousin was talking about rigging a funnel and a garden hose to make whatever it was that was being poured through the pipe return to sender. I think that's a capital plan.

In other news, Guide Dog Ant found in the cupboards, the bottoms of the cupboards that she was cleaning out, some very old canned fruit that have turned actually grey in the canning jars. And the thought was, that Guy Dog Cousin and I had pretty much simultaneously, was to use those fruits to put in the pipe before capping our end of it, *cackle* which would definitely be an interesting experience but probably not something that really, we really ought to do. *laughs*

I made lemonade. There's a lemon tree.

My friend Dawn is going to be coming to pick me up tomorrow morning to drag me out so we can spend time together, then tomorrow afternoon I'm going to be making my infamous pizza; there wasn't pizza today. We made something else because there wasn't enough time for pizza.

And then tomorrow evening I'm going to be packing up and getting ready to fly back home, because my flight leaves just after noon tomorrow, and what with traffic and security I'll have to leave pretty much first thing in the morning tomorrow, well, not tomorrow, Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday.

So it will be a nice, a nice little vacation for me. Fortunately I got Thursday off work, so I can take Thursday to recover from vacation if need be, though at the moment it's been pretty low-stress.

Talk to you later, LJ!”

Transcribed by: azurelunatic