Only two more days until Mom and Dad get here – and i have so much left to do! Most of it is cleaning and making room for them, as i’m pretty sure i could file a renter’s claim for damage due to hurricane Frances and no one would question it. Also, the exhaust leak on the Z needs to stop before then – so that will be my project after work on saturday. Eric is, of course, ridiculously generous with his garage and said i could come do so at his place, despite his being out of town for the weekend. Very cool.
If you’re lookin to buy me something in the under-20-dollars category (and who isn’t, really?) you should check out this nifty RX-7 stuffed toy that i think would look great perched at the head of my bed. Granted, i don’t have an RX-7 turbo, but i do think they’re pretty cool, and this little guy is a 10th-anniversary promo from Mazda and a part of rotory engine history. Plus, i couldn’t find 300zx ones – although maybe if i had this one Mom and Danielle could reverse engineer it. 😉 Anyway, i think it’s funny and would finish off the import-cars-and-ski-gear Trading-Spaces theme i’m going with. So someone should get me one. I’d get it myself, but i need an oil change for the Z more (something else i need to do sunday – list keeps getting bigger) and there’s only so much $$ to go around.
Not much else to say today. It’s the after-lunch-tired-and-sluggish time, and all i’ve really been doing this week is working, sleeping, running errands, and using too many hyphenated phrases in my weblog. Danielle and i spent a freakishly long day in the truck tuesday running errands all over the city – we actually ate two meals on the road that day. On the plus side, we figured out how the sunroof comes off my Pathfinder, which is pretty cool, and probably saved us from inevitable heat stroke as we sat on the 405 accumulating more dust than mileage. Standing on the step bars looking at the roof, i realized how much that poor thing needs a bath… kind of reminds me of the Z, which is also completely filthy. Hmm, something else i need to do on sunday. Oh, and the laundry. Sigh… no rest for the weary. But at least i’m not a resident of southern florida (14 ft waves forecast by saturday) or a Russian schoolkid today.
In local news, it looks like they might have caught the arsonist that’s been plaguing Seattle and Van for the last few months. Which would be good. On the downside, according to the article (last line) it now takes 4 hours to get to Van from here, so apparently either they’re taking into account extensive delays at the now-ridiculous border crossing, or the Juan de Fuca Plate moved and it’s now more than 140 miles drive.
Or maybe their car’s just not as fast as mine… 😉