1. The building manager replaced all our appliances with fresh-from-the-box, still-gotta-peel-the-plastic-off, factory-shiny new stuff! Oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwash. Everything. I heart our house.
2. My job means that sometimes I have to tour amazing hilltop houses and dig my feet into beachsand in the interests of the work.
3. The British call tech scouts "tech reccies" (short for "technical reconnaissance".)
4. I left the house in perfect order this morning - which means, of course, that it will be in perfect order when I return and I don't have to frown about the trash being full in the bin or the bed unmade. I'm saving a smile for later.