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interim measures

Spent this morning splitting my attention between my actual work and making phone calls to get utilities set up in the new apartment. Gas and electricity are good to go for Friday; internets and landline* sometime in the next couple of weeks whenever Cavalier Communications gets around to it. Comcast might have been faster, but they seemed intent on punishing me for being an existing customer (no shot at the $19.95 cable intarwebs price, as well as a $99 installation fee) and as for Verizon, don't make me laugh. As if they didn't have a crappy enough reputation to begin with, the way they screwed my employers around when it came to moving our T1 line into the new building pretty much put the kibosh on any thoughts I might have had of trusting the unholy spawn of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX. So, if I can extract my futon from the storage shed this weekend (Hi, P!) I can actually move into the new place and start commuting from there next week.

Work is slow today. I have to re-do a bunch of paperwork because there's a mismatch between our new notary's name on the org chart and her name on the notary stamp, and there's some invoices to be coded and put into tracking, but aside from that...nada, until the mail gets here. Most of our customers and vendors are taking this short week off, and so are the company's brass for the most part. My boss Leo is included in that number, and Luis' grandmother died early this morning so he was only in long enough to pass the baton to me when I got in. So it's just me here today.

Oh, yes - for those of you worrying about my health so I don't have to, I called Kaiser and scheduled an appointment with my new doctor. This should result in more appointments with other doctors, and some new durable medical stuff.

*It was a nickel less to get landline + DSL than to just get DSL. I don't understand it either. Come to think of it, I don't even know if I have a normal phone any more. \o/


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Dec. 26th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Why do I have the feeling that you need me to carry it down in my pickup truck?
Dec. 26th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Because you are a smart & perceptive young lady. RS' truck would do as well, but since you're coming down this way with jamestrainor in any case, could I impose on you?
Dec. 26th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Get me the keys and I'll take care of it.

BTW, I'm not going to be able to make it tonight - just too short on sleep to make driving in DC traffic feasible. Can you ask Grandma to keep some chili til Saturday? Haven't had any in ages.
Dec. 26th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Well, that's not the only thing I was going to bring down from the storage locker. I was thinking I'd just meet you guys in Ashburn or Sterling and take it from there, but we can discuss the details later.

Completely understand about tonight. It shouldn't be any problem keeping some of the chili until Saturday, since your uncle doesn't eat it ("It's too hot!") but I can't make any promises about the roast. Unless, of course, Mom decides to make chili out of that, which would be pretty awesome.
Dec. 26th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
"It's too hot!" Damn, it's a sad day in the Trainor family when I'm manlier than my Uncle. Do I have to start growing facial hair now?
Dec. 26th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Do I have to start growing facial hair now?

:gonk: Not only no but FUCK NO.
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