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Somebody call the waahmbulance; Ldy's fallen in True Love and has to move. Poor Ldy :P - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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Somebody call the waahmbulance; Ldy's fallen in True Love and has to move. Poor Ldy :P
Still alive, still plugging along.

House still isn't on the market, but should be by next weekend. Will be by next weekend. There. I've made a deadline.

Paul and I are both at the ends of our ropes. We need to have a place for October to get Z into the other high school, which means he needs to get ready to move, and so do I.

He leaves for Japan and Taiwan in two weeks and won't be back for another two weeks.

Meanwhile, it looks like I'll have to sell my house and move down, then fly back up for the closing. Or just wait. Either way, I'll have to pay for two places for October. With what money? I'm not sure.

Moving's gonna cost an arm anna leg. $3k just to rent a truck?! I don't think so! I should get a number of quotes from mostermoving.com tomorrow and Tuesday. If all else fails, I'll send my stuff down on this $1.5k truck*, send my car down on a carrier, and fly down with Maxman. I'd really like to use these things, but alas, that service is not available here.

I'm hoping that the moving expenses can be paid by cc, and paid off with the money I get from the house.

I'm also hoping that I don't get too freaked out when I finally do sell it and it's time to do the paperwork. This company may be an option if I do. They have a local office, though I'm not sure whether that office will do "just the paperwork" or what they might charge for it. Their total package (basically, a discount realty service) for $3k is a bit more than I need at this point. I'll call them tomorrow. If nothing else, they should be able to give me a free CMA (competitive market analysis). I've an idea of what houses are going for around here, but it'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

I don't even wanna talk about packing. I should have gone through my Mom's crap years ago. Mind you, I just threw out some junky earrings I used to wear in high school; before I complain about my Mom's packrattishness, I should address my own.

And work is just killing me. Bossman can't afford the money for a "real" server, so I'm going to have to slap together a quick win2k fileserver. Screwit. Mind you, all this IT stuff is on top of my normal workload, which is non-technical in nature and crazy-busy to begin with.

My only escape from all this has been my occasional visits to KoL, and even that may have to be put on hold for the time being.

I haven't seen my boys in ten weeks.

And of course, I miss all of you. Probably more than you all know.

Screw it. Once I've got the bedroom swept, I'm taking a bath. With rose petals. And I'll drink a Guinness. I don't care how late it is. And I'm not going to even think about VPNs or moving or why-can't-I-get-a-damned-lawncare-service-to-return-my-calls or bills or closings or open houses or all the crapola I've collected over the years or training new hires or building servers or telecommuting or why I'm smoking or this weight gain around my middle or how long it'll be before I see my boys again or how much I miss you guys or or or ANYTHING AT ALL.

Except maybe, cleaning the tub before I dive in. :P

In fact, the sweeping can wait 'til tomorrow. I've got a hot date with some bubbles, yo.

This, too, shall pass. Yes it shall.

Please stand by. I promise I'll come back. I'll be a regular here again come October or November. And I'll be infinitely happier when I do :)

Hope you are all well and happy and pursuing your respective blissessess xoxoxoxo

If you need me, I'll be in the tub.

* Why does it cost less to have someone else drive your stuff down? They're a reputable company, too. Weird.

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10 tall tales or Tell me a story
From: thedreamingtree Date: August 29th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Yes! You are moving to Florida! What fun!
ldy From: ldy Date: August 29th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC) (permalink)
We'll be neighbors! Almost.
From: thedreamingtree Date: August 29th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I know and it will be great!
angryvixen From: angryvixen Date: August 29th, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
That citytocity.com thing looks a lot like http://www.pods.com. Have you looked into them, are they available in your area?
ldy From: ldy Date: August 29th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thank you! Michele mentioned them, but I couldn't remember what they were called *smacks forehead*

Unfortunately, they don't service my area either :(

Ah, well. Appreciate the link, anyway! :)
fairyfort From: fairyfort Date: August 29th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC) (permalink)

randomness before you vanish

Drop a copy of your KoL character up here soon so we can compare some game notes!

Moving sucks. It is just a matter of making it suck less which reduces the incentive to do it because - there is no option that doesn't suck.

You can do the closing via fedex which has its ups and downs.

Kate's candles buttercream frosting scent goes really well with bubble baths.

Let us know if you need cookies or something snail mailed to you during the move phase.
Cooking and snacks are too hard to make for yourself while things are in boxes

many good thoughts your way
ldy From: ldy Date: August 29th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: randomness before you vanish

Let us know if you need cookies or something snail mailed to you during the move phase.
Cooking and snacks are too hard to make for yourself while things are in boxes

You are so very kind. That was so wonderfully nice of you to offer, tht I am warmed just by your writing it!

I hadn't considered closing by fedex, though I had thought about giving someone close to me power of attorney. I like your idea better, even if it does have its drawbacks!

My rose-petal bath was a washout (figuratively speaking!)-- no hot water! I threw in some sea salts and soaked anyway :) Now I'm sitting with my Guinness, wearing mud on my face. Funny what I consider relaxing!

You can look me up at KoL under "LdySaphyre." I'll share more details at some future time (in a filtered entry or screened comment, so I don't get PvP'd to death!) if you remind me. I'd been having quite a lot of fun "playing the mall" of late *grin*

fairyfort From: fairyfort Date: August 29th, 2004 11:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: randomness before you vanish

I closed on a house in another state via fedex. You have to be comfortable with your agent - but it was pretty simple.

I amn playing under rowan23 at KoL and am almost 10th level and have no idea what to do next.

No hot water -is just cosmically not fair. But imagine all the good karma you will have built up because of the suffering.....

yep. . . . obviously I need some sleep...
take care of you
good luck
scottobear From: scottobear Date: August 30th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC) (permalink)

I've kept my hippy stone intact, just so I can avoid crazy pvpers.

I haven't played in about 2 weeks.. it's amazing how many turns and how much meat piles up when you're busy doing other things!

Peace and good thoughts for you while you plan! (and after, too!)
From: stealthgear Date: August 30th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC) (permalink)
is Z already in highschool? or in middle school. moves at that time can be super rough on a kid, being a time of transition socially...and then making a physical break, can disrupt things. i hope it goes well.
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