I awoke to another hot day that I once again spent primarily in my room. Charlie and his boys finally showed up around 9 (after saying he'd be here at 8:30). I was afraid to turn on the air conditioner. Between my laptop being on all day and all the drills and power tools the guys were using, I was afraid to blow out the electrical grid.
Finally broke for lunch around 12;30. I ate at the Square Meal, down the street from me on West Clinton. This new eatery emphasizes fast food that's good for you. I had a turkey-meatloaf sandwich with spinach and pepper-jack cheese and a vinegar and garlic German Red Potato Salad. The turkey sandwich was ok, with tons of spicy cheese. (I didn't realize the cheese was pepper-jack. Should have read the whole menu.) The potato salad was a tad too vinegary.
It was past 1 when I finally moved onto the Oaklyn Library. I was far from the only person there. The pre-school on West Clinton isn't air-conditioned and had brought their kids to the library to cool off. I couldn't have gotten to the DVDs or books, even if I wanted to. I just ended up using their printer for the remaining items I needed to send to Camden to get my food stamps.
It was so hot, I treated myself to a milkshake from WaWa after I left the library. The order monitor said they had a new coffee flavor, so I thought I'd try that. It wasn't terrible, but it was strong. It may have been a little too much coffee flavoring for me! At least it was also cold.
Went down to the post office next to send off the application at the post office. Since it didn't require postage, I probably could have sent it from anywhere, but I really want it to get to Camden by the due date on Thursday. Dollar General is around the corner, so I hit up there afterwards for batteries.
The men were still working on putting in the new front door when I got in around 2:30. I just continued to write. Rusty and Cedric find Luke at Benjamin Kenton's old cottage by the beachfront. He's working on a new electrical saber to replace the old one. Rusty tells him about Leia's capture. His saber now complete, he's finally ready to execute his plan.
He shows up at Jenkins' later that day, dressed as a sober gentleman in a dark suit. He tries to bargain with Huttman, but the obese casino owner doesn't want to give up his captives...including "pet" Leia in a jeweled collar and chain. He opts to have Fettson and another guard toss Luke into an aquarium with his man-eating squid instead.
After managing to dodge it several times and stuffing a board in its mouth, Luke finally crushes it in a pile of rocks. Jenkins' isn't happy about losing his other favorite toy and orders Luke, Henry, and Charles brought before him...
The men were done by the time I broke for dinner. Done for the day, that is. I knew Charlie wasn't going to finish installing a door and part of a roof in two days, especially given it got up to the mid-90's here today. Unfortunately, that meant my apartment is still a mess, with things moved all over the kitchen and living room. I wish they'd just told me sooner, so I could have packed everything in boxes and moved to Dad and Jodie's house temporarily, like we originally planned. This is a pain.
Not a fan of the new front door, either. It's too huge both ways, very tall and very wide. Not to mention, very white. I hope he plans on painting it. It doesn't match the brown/yellow/tan look up here at all. I don't know how I'm going to get my wreath back up, either. The window is enormous. I liked the smaller window in the old door - it had more privacy.
I was so tired and hot and frustrated, I just had banana-chocolate chip muffins, yogurt, and cherries for dinner. Listened to the Julie Andrews US cast album of The Boy Friend, a riff on 20's musicals, to cheer me up while I ate.
Finished the night with more Lego Clone Wars, after I moved the cookbook shelves enough to get to the TV. (Not to mention the cookbooks, which are piled up in front of the TV and VCR.) The last General Grievous mission is appropriately titled "Grievous Intrigue." When Grievous kidnaps a Jedi Master, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and his padawan board his latest battle cruiser to rescue him and bring the cyborg down for good.
This was another really long round, with multiple platforms. You start out with your basic puzzles and slice droids, then deal with Grievous and his MegaDroids. Grievous was tough until I figured out you have to toss him into the wall after you throw things at him. Taking him out (or at least enough to end the round) required switching back and forth between Obi-Wan and the padawan, who stood behind him and out of his sight...enough to attack him. It even switches to flying mode at one point when Anakin takes down his ship.
Next up will probably be Ventress' final stand, as the Jedi liberate Ryloth for good.