Friday, October 14, 2005

photo friday - conspicuous

This picture is from the PSP launch and the guy in the red car reminded me of someone on the Sopranos. He kept shouting out questions and no one ever answered him. More conspicuous entries here.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

almost there

The packing is just about done and most of our apartment looks like this
and this Alex picked up the lease today and I just finished writing my initials a million times. I feel like a total nerd because as I was reading through all 846 pages of it I got a little flutter in my heart when I got to the part about work orders. It goes on and on about what's an emergency and what's not and then I saw "garbage disposal back up" and I thought "awww yeah! I'm going to have a garbage disposal?!"
What also makes me a nerd is the fact that I signed the lease with this kick ass pen from my sister.

Friday, October 07, 2005

wait, I missed a week

See what happens when you try to pack up a two bedroom apartment with too much junk, get stuck in hours of traffic everyday going to and from work, find out that you can't see your new apartment without putting up a fight all while dealing with a cat who just had parts removed? See?

This last week was a little hectic. The good news is that Zach had his staples removed and everything healed well. The bad news is the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, but they can't tell if it spread anywhere else. So for now we just have to keep feeling him up for lumps and other mysterious things. He's doing well and back to his old fatty ways of pretending to eat senior food while actually chowing down on kitten morsels. It's okay though, because the vet removed a lot of fat from Zach's left side, so the half tummy tuck makes him look svelte and handsome.

Then on Tuesday Alex and I were supposed to look at our new apartment, since we had only seen the model apartment on the 24th floor, not our actual apartment. We got a message on Monday from someone on the management team telling us that the current tenants hadn't moved out yet and we could see the place on October 12 or 13. Both Alex and I were furious and for some reason took our anger out on each other. Monday was a very long day. I finally ended up arguing with a woman for 12 minutes on Monday evening until she finally agreed to let us in on the day we had already scheduled. The apartment was pretty messy, so it was easy for me to see why they wanted to keep us out. It was a little hard for me to figure out what would go where since it was all jammed up with other people's furniture, but my main goal was to make sure there were no gaping holes in the walls or giant stains on the carpet. Check and check. The only thing that bummed me out was that the apartment is smaller than the model we had seen. I really can't complain about 1300 square feet though, can I?

Other than all that drama we've been packing a few boxes at a time, which might be the worst idea I've ever had. I'm starting to think now that it might have felt less epic if we had just decided to pack everything in a state of panic next Saturday night.

And here's my Photo Friday entry for this week's challenge: five