7:30 this morning i woke up to the sounds of construction coming from upstairs. stomping, power tools, things dropping to the floor. ugh. steve did tell me that he was thinking about getting some work done, but he never told me when and what. despite the noise, i still managed to sleep until 10:30. when i checked e-mail that's when i saw steve had sent me a belated message. he was having some bookshelves built. "i don't think there'd be too much noise," he said, spoken by somebody who's probably never lived in a first floor unit before. it wasn't just one carpenter, but a team of 3. they finally left around 1:30, 6 hours later.
the chinese repairman was supposed to come by today to take a look at my broken washer, but my father called me in the afternoon and said he wouldn't be able to make it today, would have to postpone until saturday at the earliest.
the only constructive thing i did today was to continue to clean my refrigerator. not the inside mind you, but the outside, covered in magnets and recipe notes and postcards. i also finally replaced the watch battery on my timex.
for lunch i ate some leftover rice and beans, for dinner some pizza rolls and then a can of soup.