I was consulting an online dictionary earlier today, looking to describe our current living situation here in Los Angeles, and found the following definitions: 1) "re·mod·el," To make over in structure or style; reconstruct; 2) To model or fashion anew; to change the form of; 3a) To do over, as of (part of) a house; "We are remodeling these rooms" (syn: reconstruct, redo); 3b) cast or model anew; "She had to recast her image to please the electorate in her home state" (syn: recast, reforge). Well, last night "pleasing the electorate in my home state" was about as far from the truth as the situation gets so I'm figuring that we've just crossed the halfway mark of our most recent journey into remodel-dom. Now there's a word that I think needs to be added to the dictionary. Until now, no one has been able to put a finger on it, call it what it is: "Remodel-dom," n. A state of mind caused by the physical disrepair of one's home. Or maybe it should be "remodel-dumb." Now, I ...
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