...and then yesterday the basement flooded. not like slightly damp, but like inches of water and ruined carpets. fortunately no one's stuff was destroyed. with luck, the furniture's all going to be okay, too. with superluck, maybe insurance and contractors will result in a re-doing of the basement floors down there. hope-a-hope-a-hope.
maybe this is a bizarre christmas gift in disguise. tragedy leads to joy. or something.
in the meantime, i still have a million things to do only now i have 2 less days to finish them in. huzzah!