Gen's still explaining to Amy Wynn the various options for recessing the mattresses into the floor. I'm not sure I understand why there are going to be two beds. I mean, sure, the kid probably has friends sleep over now, but in barely any time at all he'll probably hit that silly stage where he and his friends go to the movies or get on the bus and all sit at least one seat apart so nobody will think they're fags, God forbid. (It's bad enough when teenage boys do this but I must say I find it especially pathetic when I see men older than that do it -- and I see it a lot. Grow up.) Maybe Jacob will be a fine and admirable exception to this, though. She says that there will be two desks rising from the platform on either side. She says they're to be "man-sized" desks, not nine-year-olds' desks: "We're talking, like, 'Hi, I'm twenty, and this is still a cool desk.'"
Vern, MPDP, and Betsy have begun applying tiles to the centre of the coffee table. Betsy tattles on MPDP: "Paige isn't staying within her quadrant." Vern thanks her for her quality-control efforts. MPDP can't believe Vern actually counted out all these tiles. He did. She just kills herself laughing over that. She says she's proud of him, but she keeps asking about it, as if she can't quite understand that he really did that. This, from a woman who dusts her false ceilings. She asks whether there are an equal number of each colour of tile in each tray of tiles. There are. MPDP: "The sad thing is, I really understand that."
Bill and Gen work on art. They're prying backings off framed pictures. She shows him some pictures she bought at a sports collectibles store: two pictures of Flyers players, one of which is autographed. She doesn't know who they are, and says that Bill will have to tell her who they are. One is the goalie and the other guy is Jeremy somebody. In case this is the first recap of mine you've ever read: please don't write and tell me their names. I don't care. ["No need: Roenick." -- Wing Chun] Gen says she asked some nine-year-olds in the store who the cool players were, and these were the guys they suggested. They'll probably have been traded by the time this recap is posted.
Amy Wynn and Chris work on the bar unit.
Gen also got some sports cards and is going to replace the generic nature shots in the store-bought frames with those. They're goalie cards, which are apparently all the rage.