Category: "Furnishings"

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10/08/07

  04:21:16 pm, by The Dreamer   , 37 words  
Categories: General, Home, Furnishings

Phew...missing package has turned up....

The big, long, heavy part 1 of 2 has turned up....gonna just stash it somewhere, because I don't have room to set it up just yet...and I'm starving, so it is time to tackle the turkey. )-o

  01:01:13 pm, by The Dreamer   , 438 words  
Categories: Stuff, Home, Appliances, Furnishings

Columbus Day 2007

Today, is Columbus Day. AKA Canadian Thanksgiving.

I took today off from work as my discretionary holiday (AKA floating holiday, use it or lose it holiday, etc.), so that I could do the Canadian thing....as well as do some stuff I've been wanting to do around my home and wait for some deliveries.

First the deliveries. I mentioned that I had something that was attempted on Wednesday, when I wasn't home, that I had them defer delivery until today. Well, that didn't quite work out. It was shipped in two boxes, but only one of them arrived today....the one labeled "2 of 2". Hopefully they'll find the other one and complete its delivery today. The other item I had delivered today is a Dyson DC18 Slim. I don't feel like opening that box today, so it might be a while before I get around to using it to vacuum.

Why?

The thing I've been meaning to do around the home is hang some new curtains. A while back the landlord turned an area outside into a parking lot, and the lights for the lot shine against my condo...namely right against my bedroom window. So, I started looking for better light blocking drapes...though it would take a while before the order would arrive, so I resorted to foiling my windows.

The foiling worked really well, perhaps too well. I could sleep all day.... and I found that my bedroom was much cooler. And, since summer was coming, I opted to leave the foil up. Plus I didn't own the condo yet, so I put off drilling holes and hanging drapes. But, now that it is cooling down and there might actually be cause to open windows...it was time to take action. Plus the foiling seemed to prevent my atomic clock from syncing.

Though I have now discovered that it wasn't the case. Evidently my (Oreck) electronic aircleaner is throwing off stray RF that jams reception. I think I got the aircleaner a bit before I did the foiling, but I never looked at the clock until afterwards. Guess I'll find somewhere else to put it.

The drapes might not work out though. They aren't quite wide enough, a little long (so I had to move my dresser), and they don't seem dark enough... So, it is possible I might be ordering new drapes again. At least when I do, I'll have the option to get another rod and hang these drapes in the other bedroom. Which I plan to use as soon as I clear some clutter.

Guess I'll find out how well they work tonight....

10/03/07

  11:24:34 pm, by The Dreamer   , 617 words  
Categories: Home, Appliances, Safety & Security, Furnishings

Delivery Wednesday

Today, was kind of a day that I got a lot of deliveries...

First was when UPS was going to delivery a CD rack that I had purchased, I wasn't home...but as it turned out my Wednesday morning meeting was canceled...so I could've been home to wait for it. But, either they would leave the ~101lb package on my doorstep or they would leave a notice and try again later. They went for the latter, so I went online and directed them to defer redelivery until Monday when I'm taking my discretionary holiday from work. (Since the suggested time tomorrow doesn't work with all the other stuff going on, and I just haven't had time to read about the new health insurance stuff at work...so I intend to go to the information sessions. And, Friday is also a bad day to be juggling time around....)

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08/11/07

  02:39:23 pm, by The Dreamer   , 403 words  
Categories: Stuff, Appliances, Outdoor, Furnishings

I swam home from the UPS store....

....at least it felt like I was. Last weekend, I didn't make it down to the UPS store to see what loot would be waiting for me....and I decided I couldn't put it off another weekend.

There were 4 boxes waiting for me, I had to open 3 of them in the store and make the contents fit into my duffel bag. The 4th was too large either way, but light enough that I carried it under arm....though it cut of the circulation, so my arm was asleep before I made it home...and it was hard to swing it to the otherside, because of the stuff on my belt on that side :(

There were some simple things like a massager I had picked up to pad an order, a digital thermometer/hydrometer which I had been thinking of getting one for the office to see how humid it gets sometimes, a nosquito to see if it would help manage my indoor flying insect problem, as well as some spider traps. The big item is a seat cushion that I bought with the intent of using it on my deck box outside.

It is dark green, but it has that annoying white label on the side that says 'new content only' or annoying stuff like that. I tugged at it to see if it would come off easily....it did, but it wasn't supposed to.

The seam opened up way to easily to let it loose. Now I had a hole in the side of a stuffed bench cushion >:XX

Probably can't return it as defective and too much hassle anyways....

So, I went looking for my sewing kit and sewed it up. A pretty good job, though perhaps I should have some additional color choices for thread in my box....only had black and white thread. I used black for this sewing job.

I can see myself crawling into work late now and then, more often so I can get stuff delivered to my home. At least my job is flexible enough (or is it because I never stop working.... :lalala: )

Next on my list...the new Core 2 Mac Minis and a pile of books. Strange that even if I did work for the library (and not just in the library)...I'd probably still have to be buying tons of books, because the library doesn't carry these kinds of books. Oh well....

07/07/07

  03:19:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 153 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Hardware, Home, Furnishings, Printers

Haven't printed a photo in a while...

....not sure where my supplies are, but there were a couple of 4x6 sheets in my HP Photosmart 8450.

Unfortunately, it looks like for not using the photo cartridges for a long time means they no longer work. The pictures came out horrible, and running a deep cleaning cycle didn't help. :`(

Still, since the heads are part of the cartridge...at least it'll just be a simple matter of buying new cartridges. Unlike my previous printer....well, that's why it isn't current &#59;D

Don't know when I'll get around to buying new photo cartridges for this printer, but I will be in need of a new black cartridge soon. Wonder which box contains the printing supplies. Guess now that I own the place, it is time to start going through all the boxes and figuring out where stuff goes or 'goes'. And probably figure out where the extra furniture will go and get to buying that.

01/28/07

  10:14:11 am, by The Dreamer   , 564 words  
Categories: Stuff, Furnishings

Select Comfort Dual Heated Mattress Pad

Last winter, my electric blanket of umpteen years stopped working. Because of my situation at the time, and being close to spring...I opted to not do anything about it until this season.

I had been on the fence between whether I would get an electric mattress pad or another electric blanket this time around. There has also been less need, because the windows in my new place aren't drafty like they were in the old apartment. And, the bed isn't next to the window, etc. It still gets a little cold some nights in the bedroom, and cranking the heat is wasteful...plus it sometimes results in it being too warm.

I thought about getting a wireless/remote thermostat system. So that it can vary its temperature based on where I live...rather than the hallway where the thermostat lives. There can be a significant difference (5+) in temperature at the thermostat and my bedroom or the living room.

But, that'll probably be a project to look at when I own the place.

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09/27/04

  09:52:15 am, by The Dreamer   , 22 words  
Categories: General, Home, Furnishings

Select Comfort 5000

Link: http://www.selectcomfort.com

Well, I took the plunge and ordered a Select Comfort 5000 Queen size bed to replace my almost 20 year old Queen size bed.

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