January 23rd, 2003

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This week's Brezsny:

"Feeling daunted by looming decisions? I'm happy to inform you that you'll discover helpful clues in places where you'd normally never look. In fact, the further outside your usual sphere you go, the more likely you are to find exactly what you need. Here are a few suggestions to whet your imagination: Pore over the journals of American pioneers Lewis and Clark; ask a professional baker to create a loaf of bread from scratch right in front of your eyes; gaze at the planet Jupiter through a powerful telescope; go to a high perch where you can see for miles and miles."

His timing has been off lately. Last week he told me I'd be spending my time doing way too much of too many different things (which I often do, but not lately). This week he asks if I'm bothered by looming decisions, which I recently was but I'm currently not.

Still, good advice. I'll keep it in mind next time I'm bothered by looming decisions.
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The contractor (finally) came out this morning to look at stuff. We may have the ability to use the dryer and a kitchen faucet that doesn't leak as soon as tomorrow morning. That'd be a damn fine thing. Hanging laundry dry isn't a terrible thing but it'll be much nicer to be able to do it properly.

The electrical wiring isn't as bad as I'd assumed. The main board is, like, 90 amps plus a smaller 9-amp for the air conditioner rather than the 60 I'd assumed from the house's age. It looks like grounding outlets will be a bit trickier than I'd hoped, but it's happening anyway.

Apparently a great deal of good stuff could happen if I was willing to replace the current roof with a proper sloped one. Wiring, gas lines and so on. That'd cost about $20,000. Not just this second, I'm thinking.