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Martin Tithonium
26 September 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Work! Attempted gazebo cleaning. Dinner.

Need to see a hand surgeon. Trigger finger on left index is getting worse fast. Can't remember name of org that did the previous three fingers. Need to figure it out.
Martin Tithonium
25 September 2016 @ 09:32 pm
Moved some stuff out of the house. Unpacked more kitchen stuff. Started process of listing Nerdvana.

Tired and sore again. Need to schedule a massage.
And get more narcotics from doctor. That'll be a fun conversation.
Martin Tithonium
24 September 2016 @ 09:24 pm
Went to Colonial Pantry for breakfast. Was disappointing. Then petco for a new food dish and Home Depot for key duplication. Then I tried to go to the DOL office to change the address on my license, but they were VERY busy. So I went and got the titles changed for my cars. For some reason it still made me pay the RTA tax on Zot's renewal even tho it shouldn't have. I was happy to pay it, esp since I didn't want to wait any more. Then some grocery shopping and back home. Rearranged the furniture in the Great Hall and the TV Room, dig thru some bins. Listened to a book. Updated some more addresses.
Martin Tithonium
23 September 2016 @ 09:32 pm
Work. Planning meeting then hiring process meeting. Lots of yak shaving in between.

Unpacked three bins of kitchen stuff. Found the suitcase with sheets.
Martin Tithonium
23 September 2016 @ 12:39 am
Moved out of the hotel. Went to work while Loree went to work from the new house. Went to see Suicide Squad after then brought Zot up. Tomorrow, pest inspection at the house while I head to work.

Tonight we are sleeping in the new house. On new sheets, because we can't find the suitcase with the clean ones.
Martin Tithonium
21 September 2016 @ 10:02 pm
Rest day. Slept in. Went to the old house over lunch to check on staging, which was just getting started. Found Loree's phone, which she'd lost at dinner last night. Had lunch at Luna Park. Came back to hotel. Snoozed. Packed. Bedtime.

Tomorrow, back to work, at least part of the day. I go to the office, Loree will work from the new house.
Martin Tithonium
20 September 2016 @ 10:28 pm
We are done doing things in Nerdvana. All the painting is done. Everything is out. Another long day, another lots of people to thank properly.

Need to have the movers out once more to deal with the garage and storage units. Need to hose out the gazebo. Stager is moving things in tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be a rest day. I need to spend it as much off my feet at possible. I'm starting to worry semiseriously about nerve damage. Might go check on the staging later in the day. Might not.
Martin Tithonium
19 September 2016 @ 09:35 pm
Inspection. Nothing terribly surprising, but one thing potentially problematic. Secondary inspection Friday.
Cleaners have more to do, so last painting pushed to tomorrow.
Signed rental agreement. All legal now. Move in on Thursday.
Martin Tithonium
18 September 2016 @ 11:19 pm
Breakfast at B3. Then picked up boxes at Home Depot and went to nerdvana. Lots of people showed and I need to thank them all but I'm going to pass out shortly. House is packed. House is mostly painted. Today alone I think we went from two days behind schedule to less than half a day. Tomorrow the housekeepers will clean the place, then we'll paint the last two rooms. Meanwhile, inspection is at 8am.

Tuesday will, unless something goes horrifyingly wrong, be a rest day. Wednesday is the stager.
Martin Tithonium
17 September 2016 @ 09:45 pm
Managed to do the absolute minimum to make room for painting. Need to get some people to help pack the remaining random small things scattered around the house.

Took all the servers down. Between this and the power outages the past couple weeks, I'm surprised I'm getting any email at all. Drove up to new house to meet comcast installers. Got that all sorted and came back to hotel room, completely exhausted. I've gone way past my endurance limits and I'm not recovering overnight anymore. This is not good. Too much still to do.

Tomorrow, I need to stop and pick up some more boxes to pack stuff into. Goal is to have the house completely and totally empty for the cleaners on Monday. I have not had a good response to my high-value favor offers on Twitter.
Martin Tithonium
16 September 2016 @ 10:25 pm
We did NOT finish packing everything. And everything took longer than it should have.

In the end, after 12 hours with four movers, we'd made two trips from nerdvana to nördhöll, and there are still various random items - all small stuff we can theoretically deal with ourselves - scattered around the house, including in the rooms we need to paint. If anybody wants to come over tomorrow before 1pm (I have to be back in edmonds for comcast appointments) to help out with that, it would be greatly appreciated.

then there's the painting. then the staging. need to have the movers out again to empty the storage units, but now we have until the end of the month. Forgot to have them take the band saw out of the garage, too.

we are both so incredibly sore and tired. I've had less than 7 hours sleep across the past two nights. and we're still covered in grey deck paint. that stuff really sticks.
Martin Tithonium
15 September 2016 @ 09:42 pm
Long story short, the seller of the house has been dicking us around, trying to cover his own risks without considering the nine people his last-minute reversals are affecting. So he's burned all of our good will in the past 48 hours, But, as of 14:39 today, we finally have a signed sale contract.
Inspection should be happening monday. We move our stuff into the new house tomorrow, while we ourselves are moving into a hotel until next thursday (don't ask, unless you like yelling)

Meanwhile, pressure washing the deck and house took twice as long as it should have, and so did painting the deck, which we had to do /now/ instead of this weekend, because the forecast changed to rain on painting day. So instead of spending today packing everything, we now have a nice painted deck.

Between this moment and 830am, we have to finish packing every loose thing in the house, and now we have to do it into categories of "goes to the house" and "goes to the hotel".
[looks around] We are so very boned. I honestly don't know how we're going to do this.
Martin Tithonium
14 September 2016 @ 10:28 pm
Not the best day.
Gave up finishing my tasks for this sprint, because any more time I spent wouldn't have accomplished anything but yak shaving.
There's another thing I'm not talking about yet.
And then we started painting the deck. Wanted to finish it; got less than halfway done.

So so much to do tomorrow.
Martin Tithonium
13 September 2016 @ 10:07 pm
Nailed down 95% of what I wanted to at work.
Power washed the siding.
Talked to agent.

So much to do.
Martin Tithonium
12 September 2016 @ 10:15 pm
Work. Mostly meetings, which makes me feel I may, in fact, have overcommitted on this sprint, given I only have two work days left in it.

Went to buy a new light fixture for the kitchen. Found a great one. Took us less than five minutes to agree. It's much easier when we only have to live with it for a week.

Starting to panic lightly about the things that still need packing. There isn't that much, but it's spread out, and we didn't make a lot of progress on it today.

I'm taking thursday thru wednesday off to deal with the move and its fallout.
Martin Tithonium
11 September 2016 @ 10:11 pm
Ran errands, met with agent, bought paint. More power washing. Some packing. Took apart shelving in the kitchen.
Martin Tithonium
10 September 2016 @ 09:28 pm
power washing the deck. so sore. so tired. it really shouldn't be so exhausting.
Martin Tithonium
10 September 2016 @ 12:12 am
Planning meeting. Stager. Some packing.
Martin Tithonium
08 September 2016 @ 09:32 pm
meetings. packing art.
Martin Tithonium
07 September 2016 @ 09:43 pm
meeting with a potential hire. not the potential hire we've been trying to get hired for ages. So there's been some concerns about that, but not about the person herself. Had a 1:1 with boss. Had to say mean things, tell him he needs to damp down his enthusiasm, because he's sending the wrong message to his direct reports. Hated to do that, but there's being a person and there's being a manager and he needs to find a balance that doesn't cause concern. He heard me. I think he'll try. I think he'll fail, but that's okay. We'll help him.

Five more work days before I go on 'vacation' to move and deal with the impact thereof.
8 more days, 9 more nights living at Nerdvana. After which we live at Nördhöll.
Didn't get any packing done tonight, because Loree got on-called. We were going to pack up all the art. We'll do it tomorrow. And maybe prep bins for the remaining bedroom and kitchen stuff.

Trying to decide if I should disassemble the smaller wire shelving units. They'd be more compact, but also more fiddly. I dunno.
Martin Tithonium
06 September 2016 @ 09:47 pm
nothing much. work stuff. closed a credit union account. working on my phone router.
Martin Tithonium
05 September 2016 @ 09:33 pm
Most of the first floor is completely packed, except for things we need between now and when we move. Another day, two at the most, like this and the packing will be entirely done. Then it's two or three days of prep work to get the house ready to sell, at least some of which has to happen after we move out, including painting. Moving day is the 16th.
Martin Tithonium
04 September 2016 @ 09:32 pm
Bought more bins at Costco, and olives at cash and carry. Tried to get Arby's for lunch but their credit card machine was screwed up. Got Wendy's instead.
Tore down most of the entertainment center. Things are looking more and more barebones in this house.
Martin Tithonium
03 September 2016 @ 10:30 pm
breakfast at alki. made arrangements for movers. lots of packing.
Martin Tithonium
02 September 2016 @ 09:43 pm
Quiet day. Made good code.