It was such a nice Saturday here. The temperature got up into the low 80s (although the car said it was 92 and the temperature on one of the buildings said 101!–I think they were both exaggerating a bit!). I finally got my federal taxes done and now I am just waiting for Doug to finish his. For the very first time we have to file our State taxes as Registered Domestic Partners, or RDP as the State of California calls us. Finally we will be able to file joint taxes together–after living together for over 16 years…
Anyway, we drove about 10 minutes north to a town called San Carlos (where my mosaic class is being held) and we wandered around a bit, had an iced coffee, and looked at cabinet and tile stores for future work on the house. We also stopped in at PepBoys–no, not a gay dance club–an automotive store and bought some coveralls since we need to crawl under the house. Apparently the previous owners were throwing wood under there and we need to clean it out before the termite people come.
And after dinner Doug served up a massive bowl of icecream and we sat down to watch some Home and Garden TV and after about 10 minutes our 2 year old Philips TV flashed and died. It smelled like burning wires. I’ve never had a tv die before. I thought that they were nearly indestructible. Anyway, I laughed and told Doug that it is good we didn’t hang any pictures about the tv since now we have a perfect spot for a flat screen tv! 🙂
Tomorrow it is supposed to be in the upper 70s and I’ll have to find something to do outside in the garden. There is a row of large shrubs which make our yard a bit more private, but we plan on tearing them out and building a concrete block wall and then putting stucco over it. They are now flowering and I have to say they have nearly a putrid smell to them. I was out watering the other day and it was too much to stand next to them. I mentioned their horrible smell to Doug and he thought that it was rotting garbage somewhere. So I will be happy when they are chopped down!