stages of moving
I am done moving! Well, at least the part about moving things... It was a long 3 weeks, but it is done. I don't know about you, but I hate it. I have moved somewhere around 25 times over my 36 years of life. It is not pleasant. One thing I have learned is that I prefer the short time table of moving. It forces you to stay motivated and just get it done. I've had a whole 2 months before where I just slowly did it... it was miserable. This move was similar, but not at the same time. I gave myself basically 1 week from when I got keys to when I had to be done. It was still too much time. The first few days after work were fine. I came home and just banged out a few hours of moving boxes and smaller things. The problem came when I had full or longer days to do it. It was easy to do a bunch, then just take a breather.... which resulted in all motivation just evaporating. Once that happened, it was hard to really actually care about the move and not just throw my hands in the air and say screw it!
Whenever I get a call from my dad, a little bubble of dread always pops up in my gut. I don't know if he is calling because something bad happened, he wants something, or has a scheme. I'm sure every time I call him he wonders the same. Usually I am just trying to schedule a quick day trip visit, but with him I never know. And Whenver I do see him, at some point or another it always goes back to the same question of "are you dating? You know, you really should focus more on that. We are getting old and would like to see your wedding. Are there not enough Korean girls? I thought there were a lot. Actually, We know someone here if you want to meet her (Or in Korea, Cali, PA, Uganda... etc)". Occasionally they'll take me out to lunch, and "OH LOOK AT THAT! The owner of this place's daughter is in town too! You know, she is single, why don't you two talk"... I think I rather lift heavy things.
If you haven't guessed, I order a lot of stuff from Amazon. I love prime. Getting things in 2 days has been awesome! Now, Amazon Prime Now is available here. I can get things delivered in 2 hours! I can't wait to use it, since I often forget to get things when hosting people or when a project pops up that I need to crap out quickly.
Moving sucks. There are so many boxes and furniture to deal with, on top of cleaning, landlords and crap. People disappear for ages cause of it. There is no time for enjoyment. ALso, I don't recommend stacking things too tall. If you do, at least have options to get help.
Since I'm moving out this month, the owner of the house has started showing the place. Problem is, she tried to schedule these appointments with only like 2 hours advanced notice, and sometimes less. Most days, this wouldn't be an issue, but she keeps picking dates that I already scheduled people to be over. It has been a bigger uptick of that since I have been trying to take advantage of the house as much as possible. Also, it means I can stay home and take care of stuff. The good thing is, that at least I have been given notice and could ask for her appointments to reschedule when I need to, and to be aware and out of the house when it does work out. At least most of the time. Who schedules things at 1am without letting you know?!?!
So we had our election in US on Tuesday. The aftermath resulting in joy for some, and shock and fear for others. There hasn't been a lot of other news or happenings since. I didn't have much material to use. Instead, I decided to take note of an interesting thing I've learned when it comes to election night. It fascinates me the different ways people go about the night to watch as the proceedings happen. How did you participate this election night?
Daylight savings just happened here in The United States (well minus some states). It usually doesn't really affect me when we "lose" or "gain" an hour. Most of the time I'm just annoyed one night I'm running and it isn't too dark, then suddenly I'm running in the dark again. A lot of people have benefited from it, and others it seems have had their sleep schedule thrown off. This time, I may have over indulged a bit...
move out repairs
The owners of the home I am currently renting, is starting to show the place to potential renters. The owner is doing this instead of the property management company, which I feel is odd. What is more odd is that she decided to do an inspection of the house (which I have yet to move out of), and what she is reporting to the management company. She is trying to assert that we are responsible for basically renovating her home. There are some damages that the property management has already accepted fault for. Other repairs they want us to pay for are absolutely ridiculous.
I enjoy Overwatch. I especially have been digging all the new special skins they have. People who have been keeping up with these, know I'm into collecting. I collect various cute and cool aesthetic things like minis, figures, art, and stuff. Normally I am not into micro-transactions in games. I went for a long time without buying any. It changed a few months ago with Marvel puzzle quest, and I will admit, Overwatch got me too. I need them skins!
Shantz - Director of dice rolling failure and comedic timing