First day of walking to work - Tactical Ninja
Oct. 11th, 2011
09:37 am - First day of walking to work
Hee, I like that I have the option to delete Today in Outlook. I can also delete Three Weeks Ago if I want. Mwuahahaha. I would say there's a story in that, but it's already been done, by Stephen King, in 1983. Ah well.
This morning I woke up just before 7, made my lunch, had a coffee, and did a bunch of unpacking. Then I walked to work. It took about 5 minutes.
I bought appliances. I bought a new dishwasher because the existing one is still not working properly despite having been serviced. It's 12 years old and a Simpson - in other words it was the cheapest one they could get for a rental apartment and it's been nursed for as long as you can nurse it for, and it's inefficient and crappy and only going to be an expensive hassle that doesn't work well, so I thought "Fuckit."
I also bought a new cooktop, because the existing one is again a cheap Simpson that's probably the same age as the dishwasher, and although it works it's scratched and yucky-looking and this is my treat to myself since I'm getting more into cooking these days.
So I went to the appliance shop and since I was buying two big-ticket items for cash they gave me quite a substantial discount* and it came in just over $2000 for the two, installed. Which took a chunk out of my savings but that's what I saved the savings for so I'm not freaking out anywhere near as much as I thought I would.
Check out mah dishwasher - it's GERMAN.
Then I trotted off to the old house to let the cleaners in. Remember how this was the first time I was paying other people to do the donkey work of cleaning up after a move? I'm not sure I'd recommend it.
On Saturday I waited around till 4pm for the carpet cleaners and eventually left a note on the door saying it was open and to just get it done. I went back yesterday, still not done. I phoned them and they apologised profusely and got someone there within half an hour.
The cleaners then failed to show up. I am still trying to get hold of them to get them out there because the flat inspection's been done and we are now on faith that this service will show up before the new tenants move in. I have already paid for it so I'm... miffed. I suspect it's a small company that's been overwhelmed after running a deal on TreatMe, however I booked several weeks in advance and confirmed the booking and they should have bloody well shown up or called to let me know.
The fact that both the carpet cleaners and the other cleaners did this makes me wonder what the fuck is up with our cleaning industry, or whether I've just had astoundingly bad luck.
(the carpets do look really nice now)
* This is another one of those things - if you have money you get discounts, if you have to buy on HP you pay extra. This is arse-backwards and seems yet another way to exacerbate the gap between rich and poor.
I am now down to 60kg. My optimum weight is 58kg, after which I'll have to figure out how to eat a bit more but not too much more. I feel better for eating less ice cream and more fruit and vegies.
Also, I got drunk on Saturday (my version of drunk which is not really all that drunk) and walked straight past my house on the way home because I forgot what it looked like. I blame tieke and her teapots of fruity doom.