One week into our construction, and we are adapting. The makeshift shower I made in the basement is not the best but it seems to be working well enough for a few weeks. Buddy has been very good about being locked up in the office all day. After Monday, he just followed me up there in the morning, I didn't even have to coax him. He seems a little freaked out by the goings on and even when I do let him out he's staying upstairs a lot on the bed. The construction has been at times loud, but it hasn't been too much of a distraction to work, and so far I'm impressed with how well they've been controlling the dust. They demo'd the bathroom, framed in the new closet, and some smaller walls, and have the rough plumbing in. Next week is electric and dry wall will start, but it's only 2 days of work because of the holiday. For the first time in a long while we won't be home for Thanksgiving because it's rather chaotic here, so Beth is going to host at her place since there won't be too many of us around.
Gave up on 2666, it just wasn't holding my attention. Reading some Balzac short stories now (slowly). In between I read the David Milch memoir Life's Work which I quite enjoyed, though after reading the long first part of Matt Zoller Seitz's The Deadwood Bible not much the biographical part felt new. Watched a few episodes of Les Vampires but gave up on them, I just can't get into silent movies, they intermittently intrigue and annoy, but the pacing of it makes me feel bored. It's not that I can't handle slow movies, but all the extra work that has to go into getting around people just saying something really makes some scenes feel so long.