my upstairs neighbor finally agreed to go ahead with our gutter repairs. it's taken me weeks chasing down contractors until finally my father brought over a guy currently doing some roof work for him who gave me an estimate. almost 2 weeks later, after i wrote steve a second note, did he finally respond. he came home in the afternoon and we went around outside with a pair of binoculars, making out a list of what needs to be fixed.
i went out and bought another pint of australian timber oil before coming back home and oiling the 2nd story landing and the rest of the steps. all that's left is my neighbor's 3rd story deck and maybe some vertical columns. i also need to treat the wooden french door in the kitchen, while the weather is still warm (i hope to get it done by the end of october). that thing needs to be sanded, stained, and polyurethaned.
waited all day to hear about apple's new macbook and macbook pro models. not too thrilled about the black keyboard, or the black frame around the screen, or the loss of firewire ports (400), but the touchpad is intriguing. i guess this is just the tip of the iceberg. i'd heard rumors that the touchpad would be an actual miniature LCD screen, just like the iphone. or what if they did away with the keyboard entirely and just had a large touchpad interface? maybe someday! i wonder if they're available now? wouldn't mind visiting the mall tomorrow and checking it out in person.
congratulations to the tampa bay devil rays for advancing to the world series. i know they still have to win one more game, but after the spanking they gave the red sox yesterday and tonight, it's just a matter of time. it seems to be the year of the devil. at least the dodgers are also on the brink of elimination.