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AUGH! Internet! No internet at the house yet because Charter is a… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
AUGH! Internet! No internet at the house yet because Charter is a little funny and can't tie into existing lines. Since they have no line in our junction box, they'll totally be happy to dig up our garden in the Spring to install one. isn't that great? Kill the plants, maybe move the deck? Really? AND you'll charge us for the utility work? SWEET!

I mean, no. NO. We'll just reinstate the TDS connection the previous owners had, thanks. Go away.

So, the move went quite well with the exception of the movers being 4 hours late. Their first move that morning didn't go well. The woman hadn't finished packing, had no elevator to her 3rd floor apartment, and made them rearrange the truck every few hours to protect her stuff. We, on the other hand, said "don't move this stuff, the rest is yours" and promptly dove for cover. Which is why our move only took 3.5 hours.

/is awesome

My god, people, the stuff shoved in that apartment. How did we gather so much EVEN THOUGH we purged so much over the years at the same time. We doubled the number of bins we needed - 30 some 43-gallon bins. Plus the extra living room set we won in that raffle. Just nuts.

I fear the future because of how much storage the house has. Every room has a large closet or built-in shelving, if not two sets of each. Crazy-sauce.

Now, we're about half moved in. We figured out how to program the heating system in 6 time slots, not just two. The kitchen is almost done. Dish Network ran a line into the den (through a window, unfortunately, but done well enough to be less destructive). The cats are adjusting - even Electra is doing Ok at this point. She'll be fine by mid-week, I think. Well, as fine as she ever is. :)


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not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: November 16th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Moving is terror, and I mintain that my books and clothing mate and breed.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 16th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I regularly cull the herd. And now that I have a Kindle, only my comic books see any action.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: November 16th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you end up figuring out what to do with the apartment?
abmann From: abmann Date: November 16th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. Still no sublet. We are owners AND renters right now.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: November 16th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm proud of you for going big. You should rent out your apartment space for sexy parties, fancy parties, silly parties, and art installations. No sense in not making some coin if you're going to put in the work of moving.

PS - Have you considered having those utility people dig up your yard and deck and making sure they don't fill in the trench/holes. Then fill it with water and alligators. You'd be the only house on the block with a moat.
nidea From: nidea Date: November 16th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's true, I've seen several posts on Fetlife looking for play spaces... you could cash in big with that!

lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: November 16th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That might not be a bad idea, actually... hmm...
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abmann From: abmann Date: November 16th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
We are awaiting a call from TDS for the internet. DishNetwork guy was fine, though wishy-washy on timing and I'm kind of sad, in retrospect, that he had to put a hole in a window to get the cable in. There was no good solution, however.
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