Do you ever have a weekend that's just a flop? Head to toe, total flop? I'm having one of those. The highlight was my walk by the lake yesterday, listening to my new audiobook from audible, Broke USA by Gary Rivlin. It's essentially about the big-business of loaning money to the working poor - the rackets of rent-to-own places, pawn shops, payday loan stores, and other predatory stuff that doesn't get much notice because it's not Wall Street losing the money. It's alternating between really pissing me off, and inspiring me to want to do something (like picket the payday loan place that opened up in my town last spring, much to my consternation).
Anyway, when that's the highlight of your weekend, you know you're doing something wrong.
We went to Home Depot and bought a hot water heater, but it's too freezing outside to install it, and we also aren't sure how we're going to get it up the 37 steps from our driveway to the house, given the fact that it weighs 120 pounds. So I'm still being Amish for the moment. I've got the whole taking baths thing down to a science though. Two and a half hours (and one really sore right shoulder) is all it takes to be soaking in a nice steamy tub.
I spent much of today in an Oblivion haze. I'm going to have to watch myself on that. Now that I look back on it, it seems that most of the Spring of 2008 and much of the Spring and Summer of 2009 were spent leveling up in alchemy, killing goblins, and rising to the head of all the guilds. I don't particularly want to lose another season to it. A Sunday isn't so bad in the grand scheme of things, but I'm really going to need to put limits on my playing.
So now I am officially declaring this wasteland complete, and getting a good night's sleep so I can take the week by storm.