June 15th, 2007

Boss Coffee

Not long before the end

I got a note from the building management yesterday reminding me that my lease is going to expire September 1 and that I need to let them know if I'm going to sign on for another year or what. Obviously in my case it's "or what", but I'm going to type them up a polite "thanks but no thanks" letter informing them that I'll be clearing out at the end of August. I'll actually be moving out around mid-August, since I may need to attend new teacher orientation somewhere in the Commonwealth before school starts. This means I also need to start hunting for movers. I made a preliminary search on umove.com and got one bid from some u/i company to do it for $1500, which is probably high for what I want done, but then again labor's not cheap and I'm not going to pack all this crap myself. Not even the half of it that isn't already in boxes.

Made the call to HR today and found out that they can liquidate my 401k in about two business days. It's a paperless exercise, thank goodness, but I do have to wait until I'm actually off the payroll, so I believe I'll give notice at the end of July. After I get the last paycheck for that month I'll use about a third of my 401k to pay off my two credit cards, my line of credit (which can then die in a fire) and cope with whatever expenses I have between the end of my time at the EBN and my first paycheck from whoever hires me. I ought to know by August who that's going to be and where they are. There are apparently a lot of schools out in the rural part of Virginia looking for teachers (not just Smithfield High in Isle of Wight County, although that would still be a cool place to teach imho) so I'm not too worried about finding a job. This may be excessively optimistic of me, but we'll see. My pension isn't so much of a big deal - I've got 90 days to deal with that, and it can wait until I'm settled down someplace out east.

It's probably not too surprising that after contemplating all this, I'm completely unmotivated. I'm tempted to just go home "sick", but I do have work to do and it's not fair to dump it off on by backup when I'm not really ill. I have a hard enough time doing that when I am actually sick.

o rly?

Found out by sheer random chance (i.e. calling stuckintraffik to shoot the shit about random stuff) that the OMGWTFBBQ is actually tomorrow and not on the 23rd. I guess I picked a good day to practice my Emperor Ming impression. This solves several problems, among which are:

1. How do I unfuck my schedule on the 23rd between 3 and 6 so I'm not doing 3 things at the same time?
2. What's for dinner Saturday?
3. I haven't seen my AD peeps since the last staff meeting, except for jamestrainor. :(
4. I need to get out of the apartment more, and not just for work, convention work, shopping and laundry.

Still don't know what I'm going to bring, but the default will probably be soda. You can never have too much of that, especially the way the weather's been lately.