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So, it's Sunday morning and my last day in the Condo of Doom.
This may also be my last regular entry in this journal for a while, as, after tonight, I will be on the road, driving through the wilds of Alaska and Canada, heading for the Lower 48.
So, if posts get a bit irregular, it's because I'm traveling, drivie about 5000 miles.
Just writing that makes my butt hurt.
More later, probably from the road. - MEL
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The Condo of Doom is mostly empty now. Friend Mary came by this afternoon with her husband and pretty much cleaned me out. The only things I have left now, are what I'm taking with me to South Carolina and the stuff I'm throwing out. The place feels wierdly empty.
In other news, after Mary left, I went to a party for Friend Lucy at Chili's. Met a bunch of folks from the old Job of Doom and some new people who have joined since I left. It was nice to see folks again, but weird too, because after Monday I won't see any of these people ever again.
I'm starting to get a bit nostalgic.
More later. - MEL


May. 13th, 2011 12:16 pm
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So, I just signed the closing paperwork on the Condo of Doom.
It's done.
This Monday I will be officially rid of the place.
This is kind of a life milestone for me. Six years ago, I bought my first home, got the mortgage and the whole nine yards. Today, I sold that home. And, after this Sunday, I'll be out of it.
I don't quite know how to feel about all of this.
More later. - MEL
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The vent is done.
I called this other place and they had a guy out here at noon. He had the job finished by two-o-clock and I dropped the inspection notice and my copy of the repair bill with my realtor this afternoon. Then I sold another box full of DVDs to the used book store and carted a trashbag full of old clothes to a charity shop.
Finally! Things are moving again!


Apr. 19th, 2011 12:29 pm
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Tech from the Heat Place did not show up by 11:00 so I said fuck it and called another contractor. They said they could do the work and would send someone out today. After hearing this miraculous news, I called the Heat Place and cancelled my appointment with them. I didn't give a reason, and was, I think, fairly polite when I spoke to their receptionist. Polite, but brusque.
Hoping to get this damn situation resolved before the end of the week!
More later. - MEL


Apr. 19th, 2011 09:34 am
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Yesterday, I had a pissy day.
I spent most of it waiting on a heat contractor to show up and install a suction vent in my water heater closet. The appointment was made on Friday and the tech was supposed to show up between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
He never showed up at all.
Instead, he got stalled on another job. Which is fine. Given the nature of contractors, that's understandable.
What I didn't understand was why no one from the business contacted me to let me know the guy was probably going to be tied up all day with another job? I didn't find out until I called their office and spoke with their receptionist, who was very apologetic.
Anyway, they said that my job would be the first one the guy got to today, and to expect him around 10:00 a.m. It's 9:30 as I type this, so the guy's got about a half hour to show up.
If they don't show up today, I'm going to contact another contractor.
I want this shit done.
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Got an e-mail copy of the home appraiser's inspection report today.
Need to replace the batteries in the smoke detectors and replace the co2 detector in the hallway. Will have to get the heat and hot water heater inspected and cleaned.
The thing that surprised me is the request for a blow vent in the closet where the hot water heater is. I'm going to have to coordinate with the Goddmaned Condo Association on that, which I'm not looking forward to.
Other than that? It's all cake.
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We made a counter offer on the buyer's original offer last night and they came back with a counter offer of their own. It's more than they were initially offering and since offers have been light on the ground lately, I took it.
Soon, I will be free of the Condo of Doom! Soon, I will be free of Alaska's chill embrace!
More later! - MEL
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I just got an offer on my place!
More updates in the near future!
More later! - MEL
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The lookyloo who came by on Saturday, came back yesterday. I had a late night and got woken out of a sound sleep at the ungodly hour of 11:30 in the morning. (Please bear in mind that I didn't get to bed until around 6:00 AM.) My realtor called and I spent fifteen minutes racing around the house, making the bed, opening blinds and generally making sure the place was reasonably presentable. Then, I wandered off, around the block, to give the Prospective Buyer a chance to explore my humble abode.
The guy was young, just graduated from university and brought his girlfriend along. I don't know if they were looking for someplace together, but *fingers crossed* everybody!
Not much else to report.
Updated [ profile] earthgamma, which I think is going to become a bit more sporadic.
Finally got past the scene I was stuck on, with the book, and hoping things will whiz by from here on out.
Let's not all hold our breath at the same time.
More later. - MEL
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Had a condo showing this morning, so, like a gypsy, I was driven from my home at the ungodly hour before noon.
But, when I got back, the lock on my front door was stuck. It was odd. It felt like the doorknob was stuck and didn't want to turn all the way.
I had to climb over the deck railing, and get in the place that way.
Called my realtor to see if the lookyloo who came by today had any problems getting in, but he said no.
I'm hoping it was just a one-off event, but if not, I'm glad I've got a locksmith's number in my cell phone.
More later. - MEL
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Had two folks come out and take a look at the Condo of Doom this afternoon. The first was scheduled yesterday, to come by today, at 4:00. The second was a realtor looking for a house for a client. The second realtor wanted to come by at 4:00, but because the other realtor was going to be here showing the place at the same time, she came by earlier. Like, an hour earlier. Just as I am getting out of the shower.
This isn't even the second time I've had a realtor almost catch me in the buff.
At this point, the next time it happens, I'm going to start charging for a floor show.
More later. - MEL


Apr. 6th, 2011 01:39 pm
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Heh. Went to the job interview yesterday, only it wasn't really an interview. The lady who I spoke with, Christina, spent about five minutes telling me what I'd be doing, which basically amounts to answering phones and shutting down the office. And then we were done. She didn't ask me anything about my history or work experience.
Eh. *shrug* Whatever. It's two hours a day from four to six. If I get it, cool. If not? Still cool.
On a related note, I got a very nice e-mail from the SuperPornStore that I applied at. I forget if I mentioned it here, but there's a SuperPornStore that was looking for part-time help between 7:30 PM and 2:30 AM. Alas, I will not be working there, as they didn't think I was qualified to handle fake peni, massage oils and lingerie. Oh, if only they knew!
Going downtown today to sign paperwork to keep the Condo of Doom on the property listings for another three months. Gonna hang out down there for a while too, as I have a showing today at 5:00, and another one tomorrow at 4:00. At this point in the game, I'd even accept a decent low-ball offer, as long as it covered what I owe on the mortgage.
And, yeah, now I'm off to update [ profile] earthgamma.
More later. - MEL
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So, I have a part-time job interview lined up tomorrow. I got the call for the interview like twenty minutes after I e-mailed my resume to the poster. It's not much of a part-time job, just ten hours a week, from 4 to 6, but it'll get me out of the house. It's reception, so it involves greeting people and answering phones. Not exactly brain tasking activities, but who needs that?

I shall have to get my hair cut tomorrow, and remember to shave. And I'm not wearing a tie, although I dithered on that for a little while. I'll go corporate casual. That should be good enough for the interview.

I've hit a blank on the story and am seriously thinking I need to start doing a rewrite. Le sigh.

Ironically, things are ticking along over on [ profile] earthgamma. The war in Luxembourg continues, but things are getting hairy back in the States as California erupts into violence.

And, finally, I'm meeting my realtor downtown this Wednesday to maintain the Condo of Doom on the real estate listing. Joy.

More later. - MEL
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I've got another condo showing lined up for today. They're coming by at 4:30, so I'm making sure I'm out of here at 4:00. Interestingly enough, my realtor mentioned that some people object to my condo being so close to the dumpsters.
Why on earth would that be a problem? It doesn't stink or anything and it's bloody useful having the thing right outside your door in the winter.
People are wierd.
In other news, [ profile] earthgamma has been updated, so mosy on over and take a peek.
More later. - MEL


Mar. 21st, 2011 07:01 pm
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I just fixed my garbage disposal.
I feel all manly and virile.
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Wierd day. Got up at 9:30 because I had people coming to look at the place, around 11:00. But, wouldn't you know it? They showed up early. Super early. Like around 10:00. That's a whole fucking hour early and they caught me in mid-prep, getting ready to take out the trash. Pheh. They didn't linger too long in the place so I don't think they were that interested. At this rate, this weekend aught to be freakin' wonderful.
Went downtown and got the new Patrick Rothfus book, The Wise Man Fears. Then, on a whim, stopped at the movies, to see what was on. But nothing lept out at me as "Must see!" At this point, movie-wise, the only thing I'm looking forward to is Suckerpunch.
The Japanese disaster is freaking me the hell out. First New Zealand, then Japan. Next, Alaska? I sure as hell hope not, because I am totally unprepared for any kind of disaster. I'd probably be one of those people who devolves to cannibalism in the first 24-hours.
More later. - MEL
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So, I've got another showing arranged for tomorrow at 11:00. That's like the third one this week. My realtor said its because there's another place nearby that's redone it's kitchen, priced a little higher than mine, and we're getting the spill over from that. Hopefully, somebody will like my place a bit more than that one and make me an offer.
More later. - MEL
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Got another condo showing today.
A return.
Sort of.
Husband of a lady who looked at the place earlier.
Fingers crossed!
More later. - MEL
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So, I'm stuck on this scene in the book. I can't seem to get through it. I've tried going around it, working on the next bit, but that hasn't worked either.
Writing is hard.
Oh. And I had another showing today. An unexpected one. At least this time I was wearing clothes.
More later. - MEL


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