when i got back to the house, my father was just leaving, stopping by briefly to secure the network box into the hallway closet. i removed the rest of the tape in the kitchen, only to retape it again, this time for trim painting. i had a late lunch consisting of hot dogs. my mother and sister briefly stopped by to drop off the car i'd need tomorrow morning to get to marion. i was done taping close to 8pm to watch the celtics' first game of the season (they'd eventually lose to the lowly bulls) and then birds of prey, eating my dinner of rice noodles with hot sauce. i don't think i've been able to watch a favorite show without being interrupted on the phone, and tonight was no exception, alex wong called me to let me know that his company would be getting rid of his department by the end of the year. alex's got a weird phone that periodically drops the connection for no reason. he says it's because of the building he lives in, bad reception. whatever the case, there were a few times where i was just talking and talking before i realized there was nobody on the other end. maybe it's a sign that i'm too talkative when i don't realize the connection's dead.
at 10pm i was back in the kitchen to prime the trims. i started with the two windows because they're the hardest to paint, followed by any stripped wainscotting, then all the bare wood baseboards.
two days ago
once the trims are completely done, i can finally put up the blinds so i won't have to be staring into my next door neighbor's living room everytime i go into the kitchen. she'll appreciate the privacy and so will i.