Kaddee’s Cairo Chronicles

January 31, 2010

Things to do.

Filed under: Being There — Kaddee @ 9:45 am

Well – we continue to be very busy.  Our house now has… da da DUM … ALL NEW WINDOWS.  Holy crap are windows expensive!  However, I’ve gotta say, they look great!  Our old windows were aluminum double panes that had popped their seals, and were COMPLETELY fogged between the panes.  The new ones are CLEAR!  What a concept.  And we got wood lining and casings for all the windows, so we now have finished looking windows with frames and sills.  It is AMAZING what a difference it makes!

We have also managed to get 2 armoires – one for gozi‘s closet and one for a linen closet.  The house is beginning to look like we actually LIVE in it, as opposed to simply squatting amongst the boxes.

Life also rolls along.  We’ve been busy.  Work (as always) takes up way too much of both of our time.  However, along with work we’ve managed a few fun things.  Last weekend we went to a (very) short concert at the Triple Door by Phoenix.  I have to admit – I’d never heard of the band before, but we are KEXP  members, and it was a special event for the members – so we went.  It was really good.  It was unfortunate that the show was only about 4 or 5 songs long – but the band was running off to a sound check for their evening concert at the SoDo Showbox in Seattle.  After the concert and some sustenance, we went to the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) for the Michelangelo:Public and Private and Calder exhibits.  Both were excellent – I’m really glad that we didn’t miss them.

This weekend has been a little less cultural.  Yesterday was a great class for me on pruning fruit trees.  Yes, I’m trying to learn to take care of gozi‘s plum tree!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to HIRE someone to come and try to fix nearly 10 years of “letting nature take its course”.  AFTER THAT, I’ll try taking over to maintain the tree.  I learned a LOT in a quick 2 hour class.  I’m quite excited about the whole thing.  I’m also looking at a few other classes about gardening etc. just to try to maintain my sanity and make the property look good!

The culmination of this weekend…
Yup – we are the proud season ticket holders for the Rat City RollerGirls!  Goin’ to the Derby this afternoon!  Too much culture is not good for one – a little red-neck strikes a good balance.  At least that is what I’m telling myself.

And so the saga goes – still missing Cairo (in some ways), still trying to figure out what the hell I’m supposed to be doing here (although  my student evals from last quarter were pretty good – only REALLY pissed off one student), and wondering what I want to be when I grow up.


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