I had sort of planned of just taking The Girls over there with me for most of the week, and they could hang out and watch TV (which is pretty much what they're doing around here) and give me an occasional hand with stuff. The Wife thinks this not enough activitiy, but she claims that she can't get any work done at all while they're around, so she'd come up with "a plan" of sending us out of town! Yes, this will get them out of her hair for a couple of days so that she can get the shit she needs to get into Quick Books (and that she's been blowing off for months) into the program, but, needless to say, doesn't do shit for the stuff that *I* need to get done. Sure ... going off to a Holidome will give The Girls a chance to go swimming, etc. (and I'm sure they would prefer this to haning out at my Mom's place while I pack stuff up), but when I hear in a week or so about how I've been "ignoring" what I need to get done at my Mom's I'm going to have to fucking break something.
Anyway, she's booked a rental car for me for Tuesday through Thursday, and booked me & The Girls a room at the Skokie Holiday Inn for Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Naturally, all the projects I have "stacked up" that would greatly benefit from a couple of days of attention are NOT the sort of thing that I can drag up to Skokie with me (although I am thinking of installing AOL on my laptop ... which currently does not have any internet connectivity, still being set up for Chubb's internal network ... just so that I can get on-line up there). I wish I was in the middle of a book I'm enjoying ... as folks may have noticed, I haven't posted any reviews in a long, long time, due to the books I'm currently reading being somewhere in the range running from "poppycock" to "twaddle", but I'm still hell-bent on finishing them, no matter what the level of crap involved (one being a very "design"-slanted book of Cosmology, and the other being a grossly anti-Modern/Western book mythologizing the "wisdom" of the Australian Aborigines) ... I guess I could go over to Borders and actually pay retail on Ann Coulter's new book (Amazon has it for 44% off) and maybe finally pick up a copy of Michelle Malkin's book on internment and profiling ... those I've been itching to read!
Bah ... maybe if The Girls get bored with swimming we'll drive up to the Milwaukee County Zoo and see how many mold-a-rama machines we can find!