in the evening dan and i went to BJ wholesales in medford to get some supplies. the one thing i desperately needed was toilet paper: i'm down to a single roll and i've been rationing, too lazy to just go across the street and restock from the supermarket. i also ended up getting a box of maruchan chicken-flavored ramen cups, a bag of beef jerky, and a box of campbell soup cans. i didn't get back home until almost 10pm, microwaved a lasagna for dinner, didn't realize i was so hungry but i ended up eating the whole thing, all 2 lbs.
final note: when did my upstairs neighbor become an asshole? ever since his partner moved in, my list of gripes have increased exponentially. 1) they wanted to put a new fence up between us and our next door neighbors. apparently they didn't seem to care about maintaining our aging backyard deck (weather-battered, needs to be restained and resealed) but putting up a new fence seemed to be a paramount concern of theirs. they even erected a temporary barrier (draping a large dirty cloth over the current preexisting chain-linked fence), as if our next door neighbors was such an eyesore that they couldn't go another day without blocking our sight of them. 2) there's also the issue of noise. my neighbor used to be relatively quiet, but i've had more noise complaints this year, and even when i rang their doorbell nobody bothered to come down. 3) they bought 2 wooden deck chairs that they put in our shared backyard. the backyard is small enough as it is, but now these two deck chairs have completely taken over. they didn't even ask if it was okay; last year when i tried to grow some vegetables in the backyard out of terracotta pots, they didn't say anything but i knew they weren't happy, because as soon as the growing season was over, they pushed the pots to the side of the yard, and even emptied the pots later. 4) i have a backyard lawn gnome that i've placed in the perennial garden ever since i've moved it. starting this year, my upstairs neighbors have relocated it by the storm drain so nobody can see it. 5) they never seem to bring out the trash. they're more than happy to fill the shared trash cans with their refuse, but they never bring the bins out to the curb, like they just assume i'll do that for them. sometimes they throw away so much stuff (like tonight for example), i thought i was going to tear the handle off of the bins trying to bring them out to the sidewalk. 6) they had the nerve to ask me if i was selling my place and told me to talk to them first. i don't like the idea of my neighbors coveting my property. besides, i would never sell the place, especially to assholes.