Monday, October 08, 2007

Monday, October 8th

I've been very bad again about updating this. Probably due to the double stresses of work and home meltdown. We'll start with home. Remodeling continues to proceed. The current crisis is the kitchen cabinets. They were delivered on Thursday but half of them are wrong in one way or another. Three page fax to the contractor this morning to see if we can get things corrected. On a brighter note, the new storage room is being completed rapidly. When it is done, we can get out of the house for a while and they can finish up the floors. It might be nice to briefly live someplace where there is not a layer of dust all over everything.

At work, there's been a lot of hootin and hollerin over various things in the clinic. Most of what's going on has to do with too much work and not enough resources. We have a window of opportunity to spring some more money and personnel to solve some of the problems so that is being worked on. In the meantime, I continue to remove my hair slowly by the roots. The thinning on top of my head is not male pattern baldness, it's response to crisis of the day.

Tommy continues to do well in school. He's adding three weeks backstage at 'Phantom of the Opera' as male chrous dresser to his school stuff starting this week so I am not likely to see him much between now and Hallowe'en. I'm going to try to get backstage at least once during the run so I can see how that set really works.

The local Hollywood Video is closing and they're selling off their DVD stock for $5 each so we went and bought a bunch of stuff. Watched the movie version of 'Perfume' this weekend. I had read and enjoyed the novel twenty years ago and thought they did a reasonable job adapting. I don't think the film ever made it Birmingham - but then most things without explosions or comic book characters don't. If I had a lot of money, I'd open an arthouse cinema in Bimringham. It's a shame there isn't one.