There is a door in my building that goes down to the basement. It has a lock on it, but none of the people living here have a key to it. For some reason, someone locked it from the inside, went out the basement back door, came around and back in the front door and then broke a key off in the lock. Can anyone explain that to me?? Why would someone do that?? So, because our keys have never worked in the back basement door (even though they are supposed to) I couldn’t get to our washer and dryer in the basement. Eventually the landlord came and took care of it. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but I’m just so confused about it. There are only 4 apartments in my building, so it’s not like it could have been just anyone.
Okay, I’m going to bring this thing up to speed in one big blur, because that’s what the past 3 weeks have been like anyway!
Hmm, think back, what happened. Mostly it was just working all day and then coming home and putting things away like mad. We had so much stuff to unpack it was rediculous. Sara got a bad cold and was miserable for the last few days she was here. We got all of our considerable amount of pictures hung up. I love our apartment. Sara has such nice things. The things of mine that we kept meshed well with her things. I’ve never had a super nice apartment before…this is the first one that really looks like a real person’s apartment, not some college appartment. Basically, I’m in love with our new place. I also really love that we just have tons and tons of things to hang on the walls from when we were in Italy, pictures either taken by us or bought while we were there. I think it’s so much better to have things hanging up that are unique and mean something, rather than just something we bought at the store.
Anyway, when we were walking around in our apartment barefoot, the bottoms of our feet turned black! How gross is that? So after Sara left I put away all the rest of the stuff that I could and then I rented a steam cleaner. I wanted to use it on the old apartment before I turned in the keys, but those carpets weren’t really that dirty. The ones here though? Filthy!! It was so gross emptying out the water…it was pure black. It was kind of hard doing the carpets here by myself because I had to keep emptying the stuff and moving everything around, but I’m really glad it’s done.
Nothing else really big happening I don’t think. The wedding is just CAREENING towards us (two weeks from yesterday)!! Not a day goes by that I don’t have at least 5 wedding related things to do, and the same from Sara. She’s in MI staying with her parents until the wedding so that she can be closer to deal with things as they come up. We’re firing like 10 emails a day back and forth with important information and questions about all the different phone calls and stuff. The good news is, I think we’re going to be good on money…we might be flat broke afterwards, but I don’t think we’re going to have to go into debt at all. I think everything’s coming together well.
I bought a wireless router. It is SO SWEET having wireless access in the apartment. I got the card for Sara’s laptop before I had my router and we found out that someone else in the building must have one too because we immediately got internet from their network!! Of course that would be dishonest…. O:-) When the wireless router came it worked great, but then it went kaput like 2 days later. I went through the whole song and dance with tech support and they eventually decided the router was defective and they told me to return it to where I bought it. Unfortunately I bought it from Amazon, so I was going to have to ship it back and all that stuff. I couldn’t be too upset about it though, because Amazon was FANTASTIC about it! They emailed me a form to print out to get free shipping to return it and within like a day they had already ordered my replacement and sent it to me. I got the new router the day after i dropped the old one in the mail! They were super helpful, not to mention quick and efficient. Sadly, that’s a lot to ask for now a days. Unfortunately, I now have the new router but Sara took her laptop and the wireless card home to MI.
Me and Dawna and Jeff and Tony have been playing poker like maniacs. I got Dawna and Jeff hooked on Celebrity Poker Showdown so that’s why they always want to play. Tony had never really played poker before but he’s pretty good. Jeff’s major flaw is he’s a terrible bluffer and yet he tries all the time. Dawna is a little better, but she gets impatient and doesn’t pay all that much attention to the game. She’s also a big risk taker and most of the time it doesn’t work out for her. Tony is really hard to read, I haven’t picked up on his tells yet. They’re giving me a big head about poker though because I’ve won all the money 4 out of 5 times and the one time I lost I had a straight and the other guy ended up having a straight flush…what can you do?
Alright, that’s good enough for now. I’m sure there were 100 other little things I could have put in there during that span, but I’ve been SO BUSY and probably will continue to be until the wedding. Don’t expect too many updates!
Okay, so let’s start off with the big move weekend. So I worked my ass off to get all my worked hours in that week by Thursday so I could take Friday off and drive down there, as well as slaving away every night when I got home to get all of my stuff packed up (see previous post). So of course when I got down to NC Sara had almost *NOTHING* packed, which was not surprising of course (see 2 posts ago). I was so mad that she didn’t have a single thing to do all week and she couldn’t pack her apartment. It was kind of strange actually, because I was so mad but at the same time it’s exactly what I expected so how mad could I be? So I got there at about 4 in the afternoon and we straight up packed from then until 2 a.m. Then we had to pick up the U-Haul at like 7:30 a.m. so we didn’t get much sleep. So then, the guy that she hired came over to help us and thank god…he was a hard worker and strong. A life saver. So we got everything loaded in the truck by about noon. But it wasn’t over because her apartment was filthy. We cleaned from noon until like maybe 7 or 8 p.m., including me scrubbing floors on my hands and knees. Her place was filthy. Being a really old apartment does not help. We went to bed that night, but of course it wasn’t much of a night’s sleep seeing as how we had packed up the bed and futon and everything. Hard wood floors, not too comfortable. Then we had to get up early yet again the next morning to finish cleaning before the landlord got there. The nice thing was he wrote us out a check for her security deposit right there rather than making us wait for it! Then we hopped in the car (well, Sara in the car, me in the big ass moving van) and drove 8 hours to philly. We parked the van at the new apartment and then went and slept at my old apartment. The next day we got up early (again) and gathered up Tony and Dawna and Jeff and went and unloaded all of Sara’s stuff. Then we went and loaded up all of my stuff and then brought it back and unloaded it. Long day!! Plus it rained for all of my stuff, of course.
That was hell weekend and I think that’s all I have in me as far as updates right now. Maybe later.
I’ve just been too busy to update lately. Most things are packed and ready to go. I’ve worked 31 hours in 3 days. I’ve called and talked to or made appointments with like 8 people in 3 days. I’ve been so rediculously busy that I’m straight up exhausted. Only one more day of work before driving to NC…not like that’s going to be a vacation or anything! Tomorrow I have to go pick up the keys to the new apartment and return my cable modem. I’ll be without internet for a few days. ::gasp!:: Thank got I have it at work or else I’m sure I would die. This might be the last post until after we get the internet back on Tuesday. I still owe you a post about Vampires vs. Zombies.
WHAT an episode of Sopranos!!! This one is going to be talked about for a loooong time. Basically every running plot line had something major happen, but first and foremost, Adrieana dying…wow! You had to kind of see it coming since they’ve been showing commericals for her on that new Joey show. Even still, it was intense.
Got pretty much everything I can pack packed this weekend, except my pictures. I think Sara’s starting to get bothered by me asking her why she isn’t packing, but it’s very upsetting to me that I can work 40 hours, do a bunch of wedding crap, get my car inspected and the oil changed, plus other stuff and still have time to pack most of my apartment, while she has no school or work and doesn’t manage to get anything packed. I just hate waiting until the last minute. If she does that though, that’s fine…I just feel like what’s actually going to happen is that she’s not going to get anything done and expect me to do it when I get there. The princess never has to pack her own stuff.
Read a lot this weekend. Friday night went over to Dawna and Jeff’s and us and Tony rented bad horror movies (more on this later, hopefully)
I’m wiped out, I have to get to bed.
The Angel Season Finale was on tonight. It was great!! One of the best episodes of Angel I’ve seen. Way to end on a high note. I didn’t like the ending at first but then I thought about it and I liked it. Now I’m watching Jerry Orbach’s last episode on Law and Order. He’s my favorite guy, I’m sad he’s leaving! Sad day today.
Today after work I drove over to the new apartment. I went at 5:24, so that’s probably the worst possible traffic…it only took me 20 minutes. Traffic was pretty good, I think it just takes that long to get there. I also explored a bit around there. I found out that other than an Acme and a Kmart, there’s not much else in the other direction. I located the closest gas station and Wachovia as well. When I got home I looked up Blockbuster, Target and Walmart (the essentials). There is a Blockbuster pretty close, but unfortunately the Target and Walmart I go to now are the closest ones. They’re probably about a 30 minute drive from the new place.
I decided not to pack tonight since I’m way ahead of the game and I just didn’t feel like it. That’s about all.
Well, the biggest thing to report is that we officially have an apartment now!! It’s in Wayne, PA on the main line. It will probably take me 20-25 minutes to get to work. If Sara were to take the train into the city it would probably take 30 minutes. If she had to go to Camden…that’s another story altogether. The best part about the apartment is the area. It is convienient to everything, including a Peace A Pizza, Bertuccis and Taco Bell! The apartment is decent sized, but I have a few concerns. It doesn’t have a dishwasher and the kitchen is kind of small so there’s not much place to put dishes. There is no counter space in the bathroom. The closets might be too small, although this isn’t as big of a deal because each apartment gets some storage space in the basement. I went to IKEA yesterday to look for like a wardrobe to hold extra clothes in and something to put in the bathroom to compensate for having no counter space. The other weird thing about this place? There are washer/dryer hookups for each apartment, but they’re in the basement. This is still better than having to share washers and dryers with the apartment complex, because you don’t have to feel bad about leaving your stuff down there. Another nice thing is that there are lots of windows. This is especially nice come from my apartment which is something of a cave.
Oh yeah, did I mention this place was CHEAP!! That’s important.
Nothing else too exciting going on this weekend. Dawna made like 5 kinds of cookies on Friday and I gorged myself on them. The NFL draft is this weekend, but that’s super boring. Better to read about it after the fact. Oh, I finally got around to painting the broken corner of the picture frame Sara gave me. We did an EXCELLENT job matching the paint. It won’t hold up to scrutiny but a distance you can’t tell it was broken at all. Hmm, what else. Went to IKEA yesterday obviously, and then ate at Macaroni Grill afterwards. I’m spending too much money, I need to cut back. Dawna and Jeff are bad bad bad influences. Made some phone calls to find out who hadn’t gotten fitted for their tuxes. Showed Tony where the new apartment was going to be and drove around there for a little while (this is when we discovered Taco Bell). Told my mom that Sara and I didn’t want to open our wedding gifts in front of everybody and besides, we have to be out of Lafayette by noon anyway.
Okay, too much stuff going on, I need to post this and be done with it!
I went to see the last two apartments I was going to see today and the guy didn’t show. I called him and said he tried to call me at work. I left work at 4 for our 4:30 appointment…I better have a message from him when I get into work tomorrow!!
I’m feeling accomplished because I got all the paperwork filled out for the apartment that it looks like we’re going to get (most in-depth application EVER!).
I wanted to make my decision today about the apartment…now I have to either disregard the two apartments I was going to see today or wait until Saturday to decide on an apartment which might mean the other one will be gone.
I left work a little early today to go see that apartment. It’s not going to work out because it’s too small. I also dropped off the movie I rented over the weekend and got some cheese from the grocery store (and ice cream sandwiches!). After that I came home and watched Gilmore Girls and talked to Rody about the bachelor party which is the weekend after this. I tried to look at the web page for my health insurance to see if it would cover pre-marital counseling. That led me to a page that let me look up family counselors. Tomorrow I’m going to have to call them and see if any of them accept my health insurance. We also looked up some on another web page Sara had, and one of them was on both pages. After that I looked up rental car information because it might be cheaper than a 1 way ticket to Sara’s when I go to help her move. It’s amazing how widely the price varies across companies!
So tomorrow the calls I need to make are:
2 rental car places
3 or more counselors
The one apartment place that’s in the lead right now
and, if I feel like it,
Any of the 5 or so apartment places that didn’t call me back
That’s about it. I’m going to be seeing Sara a lot next month, which is a good thing!
I feel like there’s not much to do now that I don’t have school!
I came home from work and made a bunch of phone calls. First I called the guy in charge of the place where we’re having our reception. Sara gave me a list of questions to ask him. You know, it’s quite amazing, every time we have something we want to do, he says yes. No matter what it is, he makes it happen. Maybe I shouldn’t be so amazed because that’s the way people should be when you’re giving them lots of money, but frankly they aren’t. This guy though…he’s awesome.
Next I called 7 apartment complexes. I have 3 appointments set up but most of the places either didn’t answer or I left a message on an answering machine. I’ve decided that I’m going to make my decision after the places I see on Thursday. If I don’t hear from anybody else before then, so be it. I’ve looked at about 7 places, I’ve got 3 more for sure to look at and another 6 or so that I’ve called but haven’t seen. Nobody can say I wasn’t thorough!
Other than that I’ve just played guitar and watched T.V. tonight. I feel like there are things I should be doing, but I really don’t think there is. Oh, I was going to put a little extra in my final but the info I found didn’t really change anything, so I didn’t resubmit it.
Oh, one more thing, I weighed myself today. I was expecting something really bad since 1) I’m not working out AT ALL, 2) I’ve been eating easter candy like crazy, and 3) I’ve been eating bad things and going out to eat. I think I forgot to mention it in here, but on Friday night I had a full cheesesteak from both Pats and Ginos!! NOT on the diet plan. But you know what? I was down 4 pounds from the last time I weighed myself! I was 208, which was only 1 pound heavier than at the end of the contest.
I managed to get everything I wanted to get done today done, somehow. I got all the pictures from all the apartments I looked at uploaded and showed them to Sara. Oh yeah, I don’t know why those snapfish links are working in that post below…they were working when I put them up there. Dumb snapfish.
Anyway, I went to Kohls and bought two pairs of kahkis and a work shirt. They had one of those weekends where you could get 15% off if you had a charge card.
Suggested retail price: $99.99
How much I paid at Kohls: $47.57
Savings of: $52.42.
How can you not love Kohls?
I was in and out of Kohls so fast that I decided to stop at Target and get some cat food and litter. Then I came home and started my MASSIVE amount of laundry. At least I don’t have to wear a towel to work tomorrow.
While that was going I worked on my take home final for my class. I just finished that and since class is canceled next week, I’m done with class for the summer! Rock on.
Too bad tomorrow is Monday already. I’ve got to call all of those apartment places…we need to move in in 6 weeks! I need to sign a lease soon. Right now the frontrunner is this little place in Wayne, PA. It’s in a small building with 3 other apartments. It’s kind of small but it’s super super cheap (like $875 a month!!). The only weird thing about it is that there are washer dryer hookups for each apartment in the basement. So there is like a laundry room…except everyone owns their own. If we lived there we’d have to buy a washer dryer, but considering it’s about $225 per month less than most of the places I’ve been looking at, it’s well worth it.
Oh in other news, Sara found a listing for a job in Camden, NJ. It’s a long shot so I’m trying desparately not to get my hopes up. It would be a lot closer than anything else she’s seen so far, but KOP and Camden are on exact opposite corners of the city so there’s no good place where we could live that wasn’t inside city borders. Unfortunately, it looks like the people are looking for someone with experience, so Sara wouldn’t exactly fit the bill.
Well, time to get to bed.
You know, sometimes its really a burden trying to be the guy who’s trying to make everybody laugh.
We had design meetings (read fist fights) for 7 of the 8 hours today and yesterday. I hate it when people yell at each other. I always try to play the peacemaker and be the one to cut the tension, but really that’s not my job. I’m not responsible for that. After a particularly bad argument that broke the meeting up, I went back to my desk where Sara had been furiously trying to get ahold of me. She had had a stressful day and was upset. I tried (unsuccessfully) to cheer her up. After a bit she abrubtly said she had to go and hung up. I know she’s not upset with me in anyway, just stressed out about her capstone, but I was a little hurt by the way she talked to me in her phone messages and then on the phone. She didn’t mean to be hurtful. Even still, after I got off the phone with her I just sat back and thought, “I’m really sick of being the guy who’s always cheerful and takes on everyone else’s problems.” I need to realize that I’m not responsible for everyone’s happiness.
The Prof. canceled class all next week so technically I’m done…unfortunately we had to have class for FOUR HOURS last night to make up for it. That’s pretty rough after an 8 hour work day. Plus side is, since I’m not taking classes over the summer, I’m done for quite awhile now. Well, that’s not exactly true, I still have my take home final, due next Thursday.
I have 2 apointments to see apartments tomorrow. I called about 3 other places, maybe I can make an apointment with them if they call back. They probably won’t though because it sounds like they are rental offices or real estate offices so they probably won’t check their voice mail until Monday. All I can do is see as many places as I can.
Time to go see Kill Bill 2!
Haven’t had any time to update lately!!
So I’ve been looking at apartments lately because we need to start our lease in about 6 weeks…eek! I hate to make rushed decisions. So I’ve been looking at some various places that me and Sara have jointly decided to look at and reporting back to her on what I’ve found. Every time I’ve told her about a place, she always picks the place that I say is the worst of the batch and basically argues that we should live there. Now, I’m not neccesarily opposed to living at some of those places, but it upsets me in that I make opinions based on things that I’ve seen there and clearly my opinions hold no weight. This upsets me because, if my opinions aren’t going to have any basis on the outcome, then why am I bothering to work extra hours in the begining of the week so that I can leave early and go around to these various apointments that I’ve set up to see apartments.
After arguing about this for a while, a few things came out. First off was that aparently Sara has not made any decisions on anything on the apartment, including whether we should even move, much less WHERE we should move. From her point of view, having me look at apartments is just part of her way of helping to make these disicions. This came as a complete shock to me because 1) we only have SIX WEEKS until we move in, so some decisions really need to be made by this point and 2) when we have a conversation that results in an area that would be good to live in, which is in turn followed by about 5 hours on my part looking for apartments online, which is in turn followed by another 5 hours on my part of setting up an appointment and looking at an apartment, I see that as a decision about (at the least) which areas we are narrowing our search too. This was a huge miscommunication aparently.
Second off, when Sara automatically picks the apartment I identified as the worst of the lot and argues that we should live there, she said she is playing devil’s advocate. I aparently can not distinguish this from actual argument for an apartment that she likes.
At this point I’m completely fed up with the apartment thing. All in all I’ve spent probably in the neighborhood of 15 to 20 hours working on it and all Sara does is argue with me about it. Also, she argues that $115 extra a month is too much to pay for an apartment that is vastly better than another, yet she has no problem paying $100 extra a month for an extra 200 square feet at another apartment. Now I agree with her, but it just seems why do you arbitrarily decide one thing is worth the money and another is not. If her main motivation was purely the money, then why wouldn’t we get the smaller apartment? I know if she saw these places that I saw, she would completely agree with me about them, however, clearly I am not able to properly convey to her these impressions.
So we had our big argument that resulted in her crying, neither of us getting to bed very early and especially resulted in nothing getting resolved about the apartment. About 10 minutes after that she called me back and said basically that she trusts me to get the apartment on my own and I should just pick one out and don’t ask her about it. Now this is far and away the only idea that makes sense, however, I feel like no matter what apartment I pick she’s going to be upset with it. She argued so hard against the apartment that I by far liked the most that I feel like I can’t get that one, even if she now says that she was just playing devil’s advocate. Also, there are a lot of unknowns and I feel like if we made these decisions together and we were wrong, so be it. If I made them by myself and I’m wrong, then I’m blamed.
My next step is to try and compromise. Supposedly there are a lot of big houses that have been turned into apartments around the really wonderful area that I found the best apartment in. On Saturday I’m going to drive around and see if I can find some of those places. If I do, hopefully they will be cheaper than the apartments that I looked at around there. The money is really the issue, especially since we don’t know if Sara will be working.
So that’s the long and the short of it. I’ll know more on Saturday, after I look around for houses. Hopefully they’ll have signs up out front and I can just walk up and see the places. I’m not too confident this will work out.
Okay, here we go
Okay, first I played guitar with Tony Vegas for like 2 hours and I had a blast. I’m really getting back into the whole guitar thing and I love to play with Tony. He’s definitely better than me, but not so much better that I feel like a dumb ass. We also like the same kind of music. It’s more fun to play with someone else than to play by myself. All in all, a great time.
After that we went and got Dairy Queen. Another fantastic idea! I had a mocha chip blizzard.
After that we met Renee and her friends and saw Hellboy. Good movie (despite what Sara might think). I know it’s not Citizen Kane or anything, but what are you really expecting here? A comic book action movie? Alright then. It was actually better than I thought it would be.
As far as the circumstances, doing something with Renee might have been a very bad idea. I have no intentions of hanging out with her, as I can’t stand her, but now she thinks we’re best buds. Today (Monday) she mentioned about 5 different times she ‘wished she had my number’ so she could have called me and invited me to things between when I saw her Friday night and when I saw her Monday morning. Seriously. That’s almost psycho.
Her husband and friends were all very goth. Now normally I get along pretty well with the goth crowd. We have a lot in common. Also, in my experience, they are mostly pretty nice normal people. They’d hate me for saying that. Anyway, in this case though, I felt a little out of place. The sad thing is, the whole time I felt like I was the parent. They all acted like they were about 18 and they just got done hanging out at the mall all day (for the sake of argument, let’s say at Hot Topic) and now they were going to raise some hell across the street at the movie theater. Actually, come to think of it, they’re all unemployed so maybe that is what they did. Did I mention that they’re all about 5 years older than me?
One other thing of note, Renee’s husband and another guy were pretending they were gay for a while, just to get a few laughs. It was kind of funny, I didn’t really think twice about it. Since that time, Tony has brought it up a bunch of times. I think he’s a bit of a homophobe. That’s a shame.
Come to think of it, after spending all night playing guitar with me, Tony paid for my ice cream at Dairy Queen before we went to a movie together. For a homophobe he sure participated in a near gay date there!
I didn’t get to bed until 2 a.m. on Friday which is probably the latest I’ve stayed up in at least 2 years.
On Saturday morning, every freaking person in the world called. I finally got up at 10:30 and checked my messages. Well it turns out my friend John had called Friday night begging me to help them move on Saturday because some people had backed out, and I had offered to help last week. Well, I felt super awful that I had just gotten the message, but they said they would be moving between 9 and 12 and it was only 10:30 so I called them really fast. Turns out they were almost done. I felt pretty bad that I didn’t help, but on the other hand, if they were almost done by 10:30 I guess they didn’t need any help.
Next I fell back asleep for 2 more hours until the phone rang yet AGAIN. This time I answered and it was Dawna. We were supposed to go look at apartments but we had never set a time. Well they were on their way to KOP so they were going to go to the mall and then come over in about an hour. I was all, “Yeah no problem.” cool as ice, as if to say “I’ve been up for hours.” Then I had to jump up, shower, clean up the apartment, eat and do dishes. Luckily they weren’t on time (what’s new) so I got all that done and Tony came over too.
We went to the apartment that looked really good on the north side of the city and the location was AWFUL. It was on all these back, twisty roads and it was probably 30 minutes from the highway (with no traffic), which would then take another 30 minutes to get to KOP from there. The apartments were really nasty on the outside too, so I didn’t even bother to look inside.
Next we were going to try to find this furniture outlet called “The Dump”. Sounds classy, I know. It took us a really long time to find it, but meanwhile we found some little Italian bakery that we stopped at. Truthfully, it wasn’t really all that great. We also found a chi-chi’s which we ended up eating at. THANK GOD FOR MEXICAN FOOD!! Chi-chi’s might not be the hight of cuisine, but it was still great. This place is devoid of mexican food, which is a crime against humanity.
So we finally went back to KOP with no apartment or funiture to show for it. We had been talking about guitar though, so Tony was like, “hey you want to come over and play?” So I did, and it was a blast again. Between Friday and Saturday we played like every song I’ve ever learned how to play. After another marathon session my fingers were ragged. In fact, I tried to play on Sunday and I couldn’t because my fingers hurt too bad.
I ended up getting to bed late Saturday night because when I got home I spent a couple hours trying to find the Michael Jackson Thriller video online, because I want to memorize the zombie dance sequence. Finally, I broke down and re-installed kazaa and found it in like 5 seconds. The exhaustive online search was not for naught though, because I found Michael Jackson’s Thriller done stop action photography style with legos. Enter the site then go to filme and then Michael Jackson’s Thriller. It is literally a frame by frame duplicate of the original.
Still haven’t learned the dance though.
Sunday was paper day. I was so unmotivated…god damn I hate this class. Only 5 more class periods! It took me all day to do maybe 2 hours worth of work because it was so awful. I did watch some pretty strange things on tv though. Couple episodes of trading spaces, monster house, a monster garage where they made a cop car that could make doughnuts, a show on discovery about how you would build a bridge from Alaska to Siberia, a biography of Andre the Giant (FANTASTIC might I add) and god knows what else.
Oh, also on Sunday we had daylight savings time!!!!!!! SUPER exciting. Hey peeps in Indiana, you just jumped out of my time zone! I’m now in the future by 1 hour!! Bow to my power.
Okay, so I’ve been sick with a cold for awhile now. Because of this I didn’t take my allergy medicine Saturday or Sunday. Because of this and because of staring at a computer screen all day Sunday, it all came down on me with a vengence, most notably the worst sinus headache I’ve ever had in my life. By about 11 on Sunday night I felt possibly the worst I ever have in my life. Ugh! Awful!
First thing I thought when I woke up Monday morning was “Wow! I feel like a million god damn bucks!” I’m actually still sick and allergy ridden, but compared to last night, I’m fantastic.
Worked part time downstairs on my new job for the first time today. Exciting! I can’t wait to get away from all the nut jobs upstairs! Probably a whole new crowd downstairs.
Worked 10 hours today since I’m planning on going to NC to see my baby this weekend! Hoo ray! It’s been like 5 or 6 weeks!
Sara and I have both been really stressed out about her getting a job. We can’t live on my salary alone (which is pathetic because I make a shit load of money…but not compared to the cost of living out here) and she just can’t find a job by me. We had some back up ideas, such as some research jobs and some retail jobs she really didn’t want, but today Sara came up with a great idea. Temporarily she could teach at a community college or something since she’ll have a masters and all. Not perfect, but better than the previous ideas!
Here’s the big event of today:
I need to get a refill on my allergy meds, but I’ve switched insurance since I got the perscription. I called the pharmacy to see if this would be a problem and they said “No.” I didn’t believe them. I went in to pick up my prescription. They said, “Problem!” What a surprise. Aparently, I need to be “pre-approved” for my Zyrtec now, so my doctor needs to call the insurance company and then its going to take them 6 days to approve me, after which I can get my medicine. The big problem is that my pills aren’t going to last that long! I’m going to call my doc tomorrow, hopefully he can give me some samples or something.
Alright, I think that’s it.
My brother just called…it sounds like his computer is royally screwed. Sounds like his hard drive went kaput. I guess there are worse things that could happen to a person. Luckily this was a few days after he turned in two big papers!
Why is it so hard to find an apartment? Sara says it’s because we are picky, but I think it’s mostly because apartment advertisements are dishonest. They try to portray themselves in the best light including distorting maps as much as possible to appear close to everything. So I have to spend 10 minutes trying to find where each appartment actually is, only to discover its nowhere near where it says it is!
Also, didn’t plan on working on my paper tonight, but slave driver group member forced my hand.
I did get a LOT done tonight though. Grocery Store, laundry, organized guitar tabs, looked up apartment stuff, plus other little things.
I’m already dreading going to class tomorrow.