J-SI'S BLOG "Man of the House Stuff" (& roaches in fridge!)
by Kidd Show,posted Oct 19 2011 10:23AM
The moving weekend is officially over!!! Yay!! For the most part, it went pretty well. Big shout out to Jose, Jose, and Jose for helping me move on the cheap. Did I really get three guys named Jose? Yup. At least it was easy to remember all of their names. We knocked out moving the big stuff in about three hours. Normally, when I have my friends help, it takes about 5... mostly because we buy beers and slack off. The only problem we ran into was Kinsey's complaining. haha. We are moving into a house for the first time in 5 years, and this is our first house together, so we are going to have to take care of a lot of things that were taken care of for us in the past. For example: if we see a couple of roaches in our pizza the next morning, its up to us to find a way to get rid of them. Yup, we ordered some pizza while we were moving and we naturally had some left over. So we put it in the fridge. The next morning I wanted a piece for breakfast, cause that was the healthiest thing I could find in our house... besides a piece of plywood. There was not one, but two roaches chilling in the box, literally. They were chilling because they were in the fridge. I am sad to announce that the two roaches passed away due to the cold air in the fridge, but props to them for somehow sneaking in unnoticed.
We also ran into this problem: we have about half the storage space now. We have a bigger place, but way less storage. So guess what I did? I got my man on for the first time ever and headed out to Home Depot. I have been there before, but it was for work stuff, like when I had to build a float for the Gay Pride parade back when I worked in San Diego. This time was all my business. I bought tools, and some cable so that we could plug in the dryer, and I also bought some other manly stuff, but I cant remember what it is... just some nuts and bolts that I wasnt going to use, but wanted them anyway to make my shoping trip look more manly.
Then I made my way over to Target and bought an armoire, a shoe rack, and some closet space thing and I spent my Sunday building the crap out of those things. It took me all day, but I dont have internet yet, so I just watched my new NFL Sunday Ticket and got to building.. I also managed to connect the wires onto the dryer correctly, and I turned on the the pilot on the water heater. Those things right there could have blown up the house, and I got around that masterfully. House is still there, and I lived through the night so I did not let any gas out. I felt like freaking McGyver! Greatness!
I still have a couple of projects that Kinsey wants me to do... but so far, I am in super guy mode... except for the fact that I did say the word "armoire".
Moral of the story: doing guy stuff is easy if you read the directions... but it does add a lot more time. Some like to guess what the directions would say, and finish in about half the time, but I am not up to that man level yet.