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The Return of Babs
July 2nd, 2009 by Babs

<div class=\"pavatar\">The Return of Babs</div>

Gah!

Almost finally moved in. We still have the stuff in the cubby of the old apartment and there’s crap here that needs to be put away, but we have arrived. Funny how before we moved in Glenn insisted we needed more stuff, and now he’s bitching that we have too much. :P

We got lucky with the weather for the most part. It’s been raining every day since we began moving, but we seemed to get breaks whenever we were loading or unloading. The weekend was spent bringing over boxes because we couldn’t seem to get everyone in one place at one time. We rented a truck on Monday to move the big stuff. The furniture is were it needs to be save for the freezer (which we have to bring down to the basement via the other apartment), the rack (which needs to go where the freezer currently is) and the dining table (which needs to be were the rack currently is).

Verizon showed up Tuesday afternoon. While we wait for the landlord to install a phone jack on the first floor we are limited to the cordless in my office. Every one who has my old number will be getting the new one as soon as things settle down. The boys are overjoyed to learn that we have a wireless router. Now they can use it to get their Wii and DSes online instead of the Nintendo Wi-Fi connector, which was giving us some headaches.

I initially had some trouble accessing my websites, or any other website hosted by the company I use. It appears my IP address had been blacklisted higher up because someone else who uses the address (or an address from a range that includes my address) was prolificaly spreading an incredibly nasty virus. Contacted Verizon, who gave me a new address from a different block and now things are working fine.

I have the electricity and the gas turned on. There’s still a quarter of a tank of oil that the landlord isn’t charging us for, and since we’ve only needed to use it to take the chill off the place in the morning (with the rain it’s been wicked damp) I’m going to wait a bit to set things up with the oil company. I want to recover from all the deposits I had to dole out this past week, first.

I replaced the floodlights in the kitchen with CFLs. I plan on replacing the bulbs over the medicine cabinet, too. The rest I’ll replace as they blow. The outside lights are getting replaced with yellow bulbs, ASAP. Fricken moths!

We have already discovered some new critters in the area. In addition to the squirrels and robins that we regularly saw at the old apartment we also have chipmunks, woodpeckers and some bird that looks like a Blujay, only it’s gray and doesn’t screech. The closest thing I can find to it is aTufted Titmouse but the birds I see have black along the edges of their wings and a dusting of red on the back of their heads. There is a clearly a nest of them in a nearby tree as I a heard much peeping when an adult landed. I also saw a youngster hopping from branch to branch, trying to break in its wings. Thankfully, I haven’t seen any Starlings or House Sparrows, yet. I think I’m seen enough of them for awhile.

With most of the stuff put away I’m now torn between putting the rest of it away and resuming my housekeeping schedule. I really enjoy having a dishwasher. Before it was either I did them or deal with a half-assed job from the Glenn and the boys. After running out of hot water midway through my shower yesterday, I have learned that I must limit its use to the night time. :P I got a load of laundry washed last night (the good, old-fashioned way). I should check to see if anything is dry yet.

Aside from Ben and the preteen arguing over who gets what for each of their rooms it’s been quiet. Hopefully that will settle down, soon. Both have been shoved into the top floor bedrooms. I was originally planning on having one on each floor, until I remembered that the second floor bedroom has a ceiling fan. Rather than listen to them argue over it, or hear “that’s not fair!” if I assign the room to one of them, I just took it. Like the TV they were fighting over.

Speaking of which, Verizon has given us three free months of HBO and Cinemax. I should go make use of that. :)

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