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Stealing Net From a Friend July 25, 2013

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As I type this, I am still waiting on AT&T to show up with my modem. Switching internet services with this move has been a nightmare. I’m about ready to give up on AT&T and see what else is available here, though I don’t really want to go back to Insight/Time Warner, either, given they were the other half of the nightmare. (Edit: AT&T did show up (his previous job today was 4.5 hours in the basement of Children’s Hospital). Unfortunately, the internet does not reach my connection. I have a modem, and the signal goes out 966 feet, but then it stops. So, he has to put in a ticket with someone else to make the internet get all the way to me. Once they do that, I’m all set.)
My birthday was yesterday, and I’ve had minimal access to Facebook, and my personal gmail account, and nothing else, because that’s all my phone can do. I did have a lovely steak dinner at Outback last night, and got to see friends for a bit, after the four hours of staring out my window for a van that did not come. I had a great time at Cedar Point on Monday, even though it rained, and I only got to ride half the rides I wanted to. This did include the newest coaster, so I count that as a success.
Except for the internet and some insect issues, I’m really liking my new apartment. Here are some pictures…
Of the Office:
Office
Of the Living Room:

Living Rm

Of the Bedroom:

Bed

Hope Chest

Kitchen photos will be forthcoming when the bug issues are solved.

Work continues to give me hours as people continue to quit, soon others will be going back to school (either as students or as their main job), so I imagine hours will keep up through to the holiday season. Again, if anyone needs a job, we have many positions available, including a couple lead positions. If you go to the website and see that we’re hiring a store manager, that is a lie, but because we are a training store, we do the interviewing and training for managers of other stores.
Once I get this move all sorted out, and the other apartment cleaned and turned back over, I’ll be checking out the two libraries closest to me: Bexley and CML’s Livingston branch. I really should also go check out the State of Ohio library, in case I ever need it for school, since it is my local campus.
Just over four weeks til grad school starts. Exciting times.

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Moving Day is Coming Soon July 18, 2013

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I am moving apartments on Saturday morning. I’ve got a friend with a truck and brand new trailer, and a couple other friends with big vehicles coming to help. I keep checking the weather forecast, but it keeps changing. One day it says 90, the next 80, and back again. My bookshelves are all cleared and packed. Except for my computer, my desk and files are all packed. My pewter, antiques and china are all packed. Tonight’s agenda is the kitchen and the rest of the closets. (I figure the dresser drawers are nicely packed, just take them out, move the big pieces and put them back in.) I should really take apart the modular bookcase, but it’s such a pain to disassemble and reassemble them. (No, disassemble!)

I still don’t have my AT&T modem(I mean, Gateway), but it currently seems like it should arrive today (UPS tends to show up around 6pm here). The tech I talked to earlier this week said there’s no wiring needed, I should be able to set up the internet on Saturday. I’ve still got internet here until next Thursday (providing They don’t disconnect me early, Again.) And all the other utilities are all set to go on and off properly. Email with address and details will be going out some time next week. I still have to decide what I’m doing about package delivery at the new place as it requires a key to get in the building, and the mailboxes are tiny. I’m not starting mail forwarding until the end of next week, as I’ll be here cleaning after work most days next week.

Birthdays next week. Happy Birthday to all my fellow end-of-July birthdays! I’ve got Cedar Point on Monday, and a lot of nebulous, not really formed plans the rest of the week. Working 7am-3pm Tuesday through Friday puts a damper on going out and partying mid-week, but maybe I’ll figure something out for Friday night and/or Saturday. Suggestions welcome! 😉

July Celebrations July 11, 2013

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4th of July went nicely. Had some good cookouts with friends and family, despite the rain and grey skies. Had a good weekend with the pet-sitting. And a nice visit with my brother’s family. We Skyped with my parents, to wish Dad a Happy Birthday. Mostly, the kids made faces at the screen while we tried to talk around them. 😉

Packing is going along slowly, but surely as I sort everything out. I almost have the AT&T Uverse situation sorted out, we’ll see if my modem shows up or not, then I have to sort out installation. Apparently, they think they Do have to come and do some wiring, but they’re only available to do so during the hours that I work. Yay, fun. So, I might be sans internet for a few days, depending on work schedules.

Changes continue apace at work, as we try to sort things out back to workable. With so many people coming and going, things have gotten a little out of hand. But we’re bringing it back in. On a similar note if anyone has aspirations of working at B&N, let me know, we’ve got a good handful of openings, including a few lead-type positions. Nook HD/+ prices are staying low, so if you want a cheap tablet, with access to Google Play, come on out for that, too. They’re really nice little(and not so little) devices.

Another weekend with friends ahead, and then a weekend of moving, and a week of birthday celebrations. July is a busy, busy month.

 

Happy Birthday, America! July 4, 2013

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Happy 4th of July everyone. 🙂

Red, White and Boom was pretty last night. Watched it on an old, but fairly sizable TV. Not sure the weather today is going to be good for fireworks, but might go out and see what I can see. Haven’t really finalized plans yet. My usual Thursday events are not happening.

Forgot to go visit my brother last weekend, so take two is this Sunday. Probably including an all-family Skype for Dad’s birthday. Spending the rest of the weekend pet-sitting for friends heading to a convention out of town.

Work today was very slow, until just before I was leaving. Folk finished with the parades and came in out of the rain. Hope sales do well, it’s been a down week. I do have to be back in tomorrow morning, but I have Saturday off to sleep and play with the puppy.

Utility shut off and turn on dates all sorted out, though I am not convinced that AT&T has it right, as I didn’t receive the second emails that I should have. We’ll find out in the next few days, though. Might require another telephone call tomorrow.  Books and CDs are packed, just a couple more weeks to go.

Busy, busy life. 🙂