Archive for May, 2004

First Night in the New Crib

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

So tonight is the first night I am spending in my new crib. I am right now sitting at my desk amidst a sea of boxes, and unlike most of America, I am not watching American Idol. So far I am loving my new house. I spent most of the weekend painting, which sucked, but I now have my living room looking the way I want it to. Which was no small feet.

Apparently the guy that owned the house before me did not put any primer on the new walls before he started painting. Consequently after I painted my walls and started to peal the tape my paint as well as the the paint that he put up started to come off with the tape. This couldn’t be a good thing and take off the paint that he managed to get on the ceiling and woodwork when he was painting. No, it had to take the paint off the surfaces that I wanted it to stay on. In the end I ended up having to go back over the walls with a small artists paint brush to clean up the mess left behind in Jade Green and Florescent Orange. Live and learn I guess.

My furniture came today, well at least most of it did. The end tables, coffee table and chest of drawers I ordered were out of stock. You would think they would reserve the furniture in stock when you order the piece, but they don’t actually remove it until you have it scheduled to ship. Again, live and learn.

There are several more projects I want to do with the house. I still don’t have a fence, so the dog has gotten three walks already today and I am just hoping that she doesn’t have to pee in the middle of the night. She is having some issues adjusting to the new surroundings, which is resulting in her whinign from time to time, but I think she will adjust. Being the mommy type that I am it just breaks my heart when she starts to cry…so I console her with another walk. :confused:

Good stuff…then the computer is packed.

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

House is mine and so is the diploma. Now the computer is being packed to move.

Bumping Up and Breaking Down

Monday, May 17th, 2004

My settlement for my house has been bumped up to tomorrow, apparently because of a mistake on the part of the loan officer. Luckily I didn’t lose my house, but it sounds like this mistake was large enough that I could have. So tomorrow evening I became a home owner. 😀

Yesterday I went boudning into the office to check my e-mail and noticed that the room was unusually quiet. The power button on the front of my computer was a bright orange. I thought maybe it had slipped into an energy saving sleep mode, so I started various things I thought would wake it up. Nothing worked, so I went to the good ol’ standy by and hit the switch on the surge protector. The computer came up, but still the room was unusually quiet. I think my fan had died this time. I need to discuss with the Apok to see if he agrees with my diagnosis then I will probably be calling up Gateway and telling them they need to fix it.

On a Mission

Friday, May 14th, 2004

Last night I watched the final episode of Frasier, and I fell in love with the poem at the end. I am trying to find it. I know it is a Tennyson poem, but every time that it is mentioned in a news article they quote Ulysses, but I don’t think that was the poem he read. I remember him mentioned risk and chances not taken. If anyone knows what poem it is let me know so that I don’t drive myself insane looking for it!

My Favorite Drive to Work

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

Tomorrow is my favorite day to drive to work each year. No not because it is Friday. It is Preakness weekend, so I get to drive to work under a stream of hot air balloons. It is just fun to see all the balloons flying over 83 as I make my way towards work. The fact that it is a Friday is just a bonus 😉