#21 is the apartment that was vacated by lyricagent's now-housemate, wurmfood. While I can understand that the landlady would like to get income being generated by that apartment, and it has nearly been 2 months since wurmfood stopped living in it...
...bitch, it's been a month since I could take a shower inside of my own aparment, dammit! UPDATE: just talked with the plumber as he went past my porch; he says he'll be fitting out my bathroom 'hopefully Monday, definitely by Tuesday'. So, exactly one month.
When I told the general contractor guy I wanted to change the kitchen hardware before painting it (I want it WHITE WHITE WHITE OH GOD THE EYES BLEED WHITE), he said he'd go ahead and drill the holes for the new hardware, if I'd mark the spots on doors and drawers where drilling needed to happen. He also suggested getting a longer screw for the door knobs that were uneven. They are now happily parallel to each other, as the longer screw makes it possible to fit the handles onto parallel holes.
And while picking up screws, I found a hook in the shape of a great big salamander (his tail's curved up) which is working quite happily as someplace to put a hand-towel in the kitchen. the salamander's body is about as big as my hand. It's great big.
I also found a