Since I was going to be alone for Easter, I had to psych myself up for it so I wouldn't get so depressed. I could have had a pity party (I've done that before), or I could do something constructive. So, here's what I did with my 3-day isolation holiday.
The agency where I work gave us Good Friday off, so on Thursday evening, I decided to watch a movie. I picked Alien, with Sigourney Weaver. On Friday, I went to town and bought new doorknobs for my upstairs, 8 total. The ones I'm replacing are the original ones AND I haven't yet changed the locks since buying the house. I bought the kind that I can key all the locks the same - by myself. That is a perk since I would have to take time off from work to come home for the locksmith to change the locks. So, okay, I'm on my way to fun and being busy with a perk.
By the time I got home from town - "town" is 60 miles away - I was exhausted, so I hauled in 2 new ceiling fans and 3 bags of door knobs from the car, fixed some dinner and went down to the family room for some entertainment. I chose Aliens (2nd in the series). When that was over, I was into it, so I put in Alien 3. After that, I went to bed.
Saturday I began with replacing the front deadbolt. Darn. The jams weren't lined up very well and the project became a ball and chain, so after about 2 hours of frustration, I got on the internet for a few minutes and then went to watch Alien Resurrection. During that movie, I got some lunch and finished the movie. Then I went to town (locally) for a bit of shopping and then back to finishing the front deadbolt. It ended up that I had to use quite a bit of wood filler because of all the holes that were drilled previously AND I was about to add more holes. That project wouldn't finish till the wood filler dried and that would be 24 hours. So, I decided to watch another movie and another of my favorites: Predator.
Sunday threatened to overwhelm me because I knew my whole family would be having a celebration together just a couple of miles away. I was not invited.
That project soon ended because I hit an impasse. The keyless deadbolt was for an outside door that was ¼ inch wider than mine was. I would have to wait until Monday when I could get shorter bolts. I stuffed fuzzy mittens into both holes so the cold air wouldn't come in and went to watch Predator 2.
When I was finished with Predator 2, I studied the instructions for the keyless entry and was sure I would be able to install it and then studied the directions for changing all the locks to the same key. I have to admit, it is easy to do. I was so proud of me.
During the whole day Sunday, I was also doing laundry, so sometime in the afternoon I went down to finish the laundry. Can't just sit there waiting on the dryer to stop spinning so… guess what movie I put in to watch???... ??? …
Alien vs Predator !
So all in all, I had a good weekend. But last night, I went to Walmart and you will never guess what movie I bought!
Alien vs Predator Requiem!
I didn't even know it existed! I just finished watching it. I'm in heaven. And guess what else!? There is a Predator 3 coming out in 2010! Gotta love it.