We’re having the wall-to-wall carpet in the entire house replaced with laminate flooring this week. According to the contractor, the entire house should take about six days. We are extremely excited about this—two puking cats and a toddler are not synergetic with wall-to-wall carpeting. Plus it will be infinitely easier to get rid of cat hair, dust and all the other allergenic matter that assembles, lives and flourishes in wall-to-wall carpets.
The contractor will move the furniture around as needed, so we don’t have to worry about that. However, we had to move all breakable items into storage and empty all shelves so the furniture can be moved around.
You know where this is heading. Yes, we had to take all the books down. Turns out, I have a lot of books. A lot a lot a lot.
So now my back hurts.
We also have to break down the computers and move them out of the way. So after I post this, Monolith is getting packed away for a few days, leaving us with naught but portable computing until the study gets its shiny new flooring installed. It shouldn’t be more than a couple of days, we hope.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.