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Another "basic" week hardly worth mentioning.

We both worked, with a lot of added stress about the house for Jameson. He's had to call a plumber, electrician, and HVAC techs to fix a few things for the next owner. And while the holiday weekend is coming up, I'm pretty sure you shouldn't have to call multiple times across multiple days just to get a receipt for work already done. I'm pretty sure you would expect your HVAC guys to show up with the correct equipment to repair your unit (they did not and now the parts are on order). I'm pretty sure when you quote someone $750 for a water heater, you should not then turn around and say it's actually $1300 a day later despite nothing having changed.

I just don't get it. Neither of us do. It's kind of bullsh*t.

Anyway, hopefully after the holiday things will come together. It just adds a lot of stress when you've signed a contract to do specific repairs, you are expected to be out of your apartment in two weeks, and no one is returning your calls to get the work done.

Yeah that's right: we may be moving in just two weeks. I'm not ready!

I mean, I kind of am. 90% of my belongings have been in storage all this time anyway.
The main issue of course will be Jameson's things, but his mom is coming down to help us pack next week and hopefully we can get everything together alright.

Right now I can't even imagine living in an actual house. With a pool. Whaaaaaat.

Work was good for me this week. I got several 100% scores in my evaluations, which made me feel really good. I think it's because my supervisor isn't there; she seems to be more strict than most others with scoring. She's fair imo, I just don't seem to score as high with her as with others.

Thursday being the 4th, and also a day off for both of us, we had a pretty relaxing day. Jameson had course building work to do, but after that we went over to his friend Paul's house to pick up some boxes to start moving. Paul and his wife, two daughters, and dog just moved into an absolutely gorgeous home, with a huge pool, modern kitchen, built-in stereos in every room, and even a movie theater room!! We got the grand tour and were duly jealous! They had a lot of great recommendations for us, from moving in to incorporation technology to make the new house that much more awesome. Thanks you two!

After a quick stop at Lowe's for some tape and other small supplies, we drove back home and brought the boxes inside. We were starving, so I got started on dinner: basic All-American burgers! I made orange honey bacon from Lucky's, then cooked the beef patties in a bit of the leftover bacon grease. This was my first time making burgers, and although I wasn't able to control the done-ness they still turned out very tasty!



We also had watermelon and mini ice cream sandwiches. Because 4th of July. We watched a few episodes of Stranger Things 3, then decided to pack up a few things! Jameson got a lot of his sheet music and books packed. I mostly focused on getting my own stuff together so that it would be in one area of the house and out of the way. Then we wrapped and packed a lot of the framed art. It felt really weird to start this process, and also really good. Jameson felt a little emotional...he's lived here for nearly fifteen years after all. I don't even know what it's like to live somewhere for that long.

Friday we got up and did our usual stuff, Jameson did school stuff while I ate breakfast and goofed off online. A mover came over to assess the condo, but he apparently wasn't listening when Jameson gave his moving dates like a week ago, because he was like, "Oh, I'm not available that day, sorry." Dumbass.

So then Jameson had to call around to a bunch of other movers. Again, I don't understand why no one in this town can return an email, phone call, or do the job they're getting paid to do right the first time so you don't have to email and call for weeks on end. It Is SO AGGRIVATING. But he found another mover, so that's good. After that we packed some more. We're making pretty good progress there.

That night we went out to Rock n' Brews to see some of Jameson's friends play, and since Rock n' Brews is now in the same neighborhood as our house we went over there to see what it's like at night. Answer: quiet. Amazing. No domestic disputes in the middle of the road. No crackheads sitting on the fence, or random pregnant women wandering around at 11pm with another baby in a stroller. No chopped-off weaves in the middle of the street. Whuuuuut.

Pleased with all that, we went to the restaurant and had a drink and a nice time just hanging out with basically the entire cast of Awesome Mix Live. I feel very out of place when it's all Disney people, but what can ya do. It's nice of them to try and include me even though I can't understand inside jokes, or gripe about work drama, or do anything other than listen. That's ok.

Saturday, I went to work and it was a fairly busy day. I had picked up some extra hours and thus got monitored twice, plus my supervisor wanted me to do my CATS test (it's a company-issued test to make sure you're up to speed and accuracy standards). I did worse than usual because I was tired and it was late by the time we got to it, but still didn't do bad.

That's the week y'all. The next two weeks are going to be super hectic with packing, cleaning...and MOVING.

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 7th, 2019 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hang in there...
I know moving can be a real pain and I've been burned more times than I can remember by people who really don't seem to give a rat's rear end about their obligations. Finding people to do a good job as promised is tough and frustrating.

I've often commented on your photography skills especially when you were still with Ringling and how you should perhaps consider going professional but the more I see some of your culinary masterpieces then perhaps that's where your real calling is. Your burger pics have my mouth watering!!!

It sounds like the new place is a big step in the right direction and I hope both of you find it to your liking.

Again thanks for giving up some of your precious time to keep us informed of the latest in your world.

-Bill
taz_39
Jul. 9th, 2019 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: Hang in there...
Haha, well thanks, it was just a normal burger. I used some random recipe I found online and made sure to get good cheese and locally-smoked bacon. It's those little things that make it special, you know? :)

Now the plumber has replaced the water heater, but Jameson had to call the AC people again today just to get the receipt. They are supposed to send it tomorrow. The latest holdup is the piano mover for his upright piano...no one will return his calls. So, I guess they don't want to make money!

We are excited for the new place. I wish I were more involved, but I went to school for trombone, so these are the consequences of that.

Thanks for reading, I think you're the only one left! Take care!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 11th, 2019 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Hang in there...
Not the only one left :) I'm a random from the UK who likes to check in on you every so often (and has ever since the circus days!) after reading about you in - I think either the BBC or the Daily Mail. Glad to see that life is going well :-)

~Paul
taz_39
Jul. 12th, 2019 03:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Hang in there...
Aww geez, haha, cheers :)

Thanks and hope you're doing all right as well. Life has it's ups and downs but that's why we've got caffeine and alcohol after all!!
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