Haven't written about it yet, but I had a great Monday, the last day of our three-day weekend. Kimberly & I biked down to Emeryville for dinner.
We went to Pasta Pomodoro there, and whereas we both remembered them to have kind of mediocre Italian food (last time we went, probably a decade ago), we discovered that they now have fancy and very tasty food instead. The food was kind of at odds with the physical restaurant, which was much more cheapo diner, with booths and a big take-out sign and such. Weird. But weirdly delicious. Oh, and delicious deserts too!
(We had gift certificates from years ago when we refinanced the house last time, so we splurged.)
Afterward, we biked along the Bay from Emeryville to Berkeley, which was beautiful as ever, then headed over the pedestrian bridge and back home.
A great end to a great weekend.
And then there's been yesterday and today.
I woke up feeling fine yesterday, but within a couple of hours I was crashing with the flu (which Kimberly sadly had over the three-day weekend). I was totally non-functional by the time I was done with lunch, and I crashed for much of the day. (Fortunately, the flu was only lingering on a bit this morning, and I feel mostly better now. Didn't go to gaming tonight, though, nor am I going to chance hanging out with people tomorrow when I might have lingering contagions.)
Yesterday night, we sat down to watch our new (replacement) discs of The Amazing Race 4, which Kimberly had picked up during the day. And discovered that they wouldn't play either. At Amazon's suggestion, Kimberly re-ordered from a different seller last night, since Amazon is clearly pressing them wrong. Both bad discs (the 1-disc set and the 3-disc set) went back to Amazon today.
In the evening we heard back from our loan guy about the refinance we're trying to do now and it looks like we ran straight into the same problems we did last year, which is they want to get Kimberly to prove she'll still have income in three years. Our loan guy assured us that they want to give us a loan and had Kimberly write a letter explaining the situation. I hope he's right, because I was pretty furious when we had that thrown in our face.
And, beyond all of that Tai Chi, our Guest Cat, has been vomiting a lot since yesterday and has been off his feed today. I talked to Melody this evening, and we're going to take him to the vet tomorrow if he doesn't shape up by then.
Ah, nothing has stress like cat-sitting health issues while suffering from the flu. The bank and Amazon just added insult to injury.