Today we are, finally, getting a new roof.  I was going to post a picture but most of the pictures I put up here are already boring enough without adding the two men on a roof pic.  (If I could have gotten a shot of the guys swabbing the roof with hot tar in a Shawshank Redemption kind of tribute then, rest assured, I would have posted it ‘cause that would have been cool.)  Anyways, the GREAT news is that they said they’ll be done today, except for maybe some minor cleanup, replacing tiles, etc. tomorrow morning.  I had no idea this sort of thing could be done in a day.  Sure, the roof inspector guy had told me 2-3 days tops way back when I signed the contract, but I didn’t believe him.  I figured it would take 4-5.  Nothing in my experience has lead me to believe contractors (Gary excluded) are ever on time, let alone over-estimate the time needed to finish a project.  Sorry, I’m cynical that way.

The bad news is that they had to disconnect our satellite dish.  At first I didn’t panic.  I thought no big deal.  The roof guys even said they would be done by 4:00 if I could get a dish person out here today to reinstall.  I call Dish Network… they can’t get out here until FRIDAY!!  This means we have no TV whatsoever!  I swear I started having a complete meltdown, shakes included.  So so sad, but true.  It’s not like I don’t have plenty of books, music, movies,  and yes, anything already recorded on the DVR would play but still!  I was getting really pissed off even though there wasn’t a whole lot I could do.  My hippie parents would be very disappointed.  It was just one of those moments.  And then I checked the listings to find that Lost and Invasion are both repeats.  Whew!  Now I feel better. 

How super lame is that?              – the weirdgirl

(P.S. How lame is it that I just used the word “lame”?  Decade, anyone?)