August 8th, 2001

Roman

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I am starting to watch HGTV in the mornings. Most of the other channels have either infomercials or news on them. Or body builders outside doing aerobics and lifting weights. These house and garden shows, though. I wonder if they can give me some ideas for dealing with the "space issues" I have in my house. But they are more interested in adding stencils to walls and tiles or spending a lot of money on large new rooms.
Roman

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Looks like last night I did my 69th FIRM video. I do Kathy Smith maybe once a week now. I figure I will count up to 100 on the FIRMs then stop counting. Somewhere up there in the sky someone is keeping that permanent record, after all, and all these things are on there.
Roman

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Many things going through my head right now. I am working on a newsletter for the foundation. I find that I have trouble working with the programs that figure out the html for me. I tried Publisher because I wanted to use the ability to see what I was doing right off, but now that I want to make changes I find it enormously annoying. This happens almost always. I need to stick to what I know.

I am thinking about Trading Spaces and the emotional changes that must take place in people's lives when faced with changes to parts of their homes. I admire the designers for sticking to their guns at times, but of course sometimes that is really nothing more than ego. I wonder how often people change their thinking during these weekends. Some people are so very stuck and can't let go enough to see someone else's vision. I hope I am not that way. I know I want certain things, expect certain things, but I hope I'd be able to accept a wildly different room in my house. Certainly there is nothing designed about what's here now. The show has been giving me courage to go ahead and try other things, I will say that.