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Martin Tithonium
27 August 2016 @ 09:54 pm
Some NMS. Some cleaning. Listening to Eon, which I read maaaaany years ago. Maybe high school? Maybe earlier. Written 31 years ago, and set 11 years ago. Kinda weird from this side.
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Martin Tithonium
26 August 2016 @ 11:06 pm
planning meeting. boss's birthday party.

Still working on porting my twilio router to lambda. Making good progress. Other than the dynamodb integration, which I haven't tested, it's working quite well. More to do.
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Martin Tithonium
26 August 2016 @ 12:51 am
Meetings. Dinnerings. Putting the shower back together. Fighting with Amazon Lambda and API
 
 
Martin Tithonium
24 August 2016 @ 11:11 pm
Tried to go to work. Failed. Some kind of Event at the stadiums.
Beating tests into submission.
Beating Amazon API and Lambda into submission.
Caught up to this year on Hidden Almanac!
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Martin Tithonium
23 August 2016 @ 10:33 pm
Performing very minor miracles at work. Dinner at huckleberry. Put a box full of keyboards out on the giveaway pile.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
22 August 2016 @ 09:53 pm
back to work. been working on upgrading an app from rails 3.2 to 5.0. A surprising amount works with only a few tweaks. One major piece of functionality is broken, but I'll probably tackle that tomorrow.

Went to see Star Trek Beyond. I quite enjoyed it.

Did not receive paperwork on the house. Need to poke the agent. Also need to poke the mortgage broker, since he seems to be behind on email again.
Tomorrow.
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Martin Tithonium
21 August 2016 @ 09:51 pm
up at 730. movers arrived about a quarter to 9. filled the truck about half full. They managed to pack it all into the 10x10x10 storage space, just barely. That sucker is /full/.

More to do. Always more.
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Martin Tithonium
19 August 2016 @ 11:40 pm
House money concerns resolved. Paperwork forthcoming on Monday. Mortgage broker updated.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
18 August 2016 @ 11:18 pm
Too sore and tired to post.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
17 August 2016 @ 09:57 pm
Misc work. Many ex-coworkers laid off from ex-company. Verbal offer made for house.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
16 August 2016 @ 10:40 pm
Plumbers replacing shower hardware. Went into office for a meeting. Then went and met the seller of the new house. Then dinner. Should be negotiating the offer price tomorrow. Omg.

Big push Thursday after work to get the place ready for the movers. If you can possibly help then, that is when we need it.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
15 August 2016 @ 09:58 pm
Started playing No Man's Sky. Am pleased with it.

PT for my wrist. Found something that will work well.

More NMS then some packing. Talked to house agent. Will be attempting to meet with the seller this week to nail down a price and get the place off the market.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
13 August 2016 @ 10:27 pm
Slept poorly due to heat. Drinking and food and stories and more food and some gambling and more stories.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
12 August 2016 @ 10:39 pm
Massive insomnia, off to airport, no time for breakfast, flew to Vegas. Checked in, hit buffet, took shower, now sitting around the room talking.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
11 August 2016 @ 09:50 pm
started making arrangements with a moving company to get the bulk of the house shifted to storage. That will accelerate the listing timeline quite a bit. Did other things, but I can't remember what. Been feeling anxious all day.
Packed for the weekend's trip. high probability of not posting again until sunday or monday night.
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Martin Tithonium
10 August 2016 @ 10:43 pm
More good progress on work. Came home by way of home depot, bought Yet More Bins.
Also priced out moving services. Going to call one tomorrow and check some details and scheduling. Phone call with the listing agent of Perfect House. I think we're all set for him to be our buying agent. He's going to start sending us paperwork. We should be putting in the formal offer early next week. Very exciting.
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Martin Tithonium
09 August 2016 @ 10:16 pm
Major success with refactoring project at work. An endpoint that started off taking 15s in my dev environment was taking 380-440ms when I walked out the door. AND THERE'S STILL MORE I COULD DO. But it won't help that much; if I comment out the remaining 'slow' bits, it only saves a few dozen milliseconds. So I'm not going to refactor that right now. I'm going to work on another endpoint, and see how it's been improved so far and what's left to make it better. Then the next one. When they're all down to under a second, then I'll worry about the little things.

The first round of bins have been moved into the new storage unit. And we bought more bins. I was less useful than I might've liked, thanks to my wrist hurting more than usual. Took two gabapentin when I got home, and it /still/ hurts. So that's worrying.

Dag/FS memorial bash this weekend. Monday, try PT for the wrist.
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Martin Tithonium
08 August 2016 @ 10:47 pm
Work, mostly working on seeding my test database. Signed for larger storage unit. Leftovers. Call with real estate agent. Some open questions as to WHEN we can make an actual offer, due to the not-ready-to-list problem. He's going to ask a lawyer in his office to make sure. Tomorrow we'll move the first round of bins to storage.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
07 August 2016 @ 11:24 pm
rest day. some just cause 3. did some dishes. wrote some code. watched some tv. whined a lot about being sore everywhere.
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Martin Tithonium
06 August 2016 @ 10:26 pm
Too tired. Someone needs to remind me to write things up later. Précis: met with selling agent of Perfect House. Breakfast. Storage space. Phone with mortgage broker. Hours of packing. Sunroom is full of boxes and bins.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
05 August 2016 @ 10:51 pm
Today has been long and roller coastery. I am way too tired to write it up. Précis: another death, up until wee hours, skipped work, medical test, laying about, packing. I'm exhausted, physically and emotionally, and I'm in a lot of pain, physically and probably emotionally, I don't know. The house thing might work. I might literally fall to pieces before is does.
 
 
Martin Tithonium
04 August 2016 @ 10:13 pm
Work status good. Agent for Perfect House is coming over saturday morning to talk about being our agent too (saves us headaches). Talked to mortgage broker, preapproval numbers should be ready tomorrow. People coming over saturday evening to help pack. Moved some things around and our first stack of staged packed bins is in its proper place (instead of taking up half the living room).

Then - literally as I was going to bed - got some shitty shitty news about someone being in hospital. This fucking year, people.
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Martin Tithonium
03 August 2016 @ 10:28 pm
very pleased with work progress. Other than needing to import a few gigabytes of data, the thing I've been working on for the past week is almost certainly probably maybe working.

Then took loree up to look at the Barn House, which we are now calling the Perfect House. And which we are going to make a misguided attempt to purchase. We love it so hard. We are not ready to be making offers on a house. If we were doing this right, we would empty out our house, put it on the market, sell it, get the money, pay off our debts, get a loan preapproved, then start shopping. We've sorta done it backwards. Because we aren't smart people, I guess. So we're going to pick an agent as quick as we can and have them write up an offer contingent on selling our place and getting a loan for the new one. Meanwhile we've contacted the mortgage broker to start things rolling there (including, I imagine, his eyes). We're desperately hoping that we can offer enough money to make waiting for our contingencies worthwhile to the owner.

We seriously need as much help as possible packing the house. One or both of us is out of town two of the next five weekends, but the rest of the time we're around it would be great if anybody were willing to help us pile stuff into boxes and move the boxes around. loree was working on organizing larger groups on weekends, but if anybody wants to pop in for an hour or five after work, let us know. ::)
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Martin Tithonium
02 August 2016 @ 09:45 pm
Once upon a time, there was a house. We came across is randomly, and when we weren't actively looking to move. Walked in to an open house, and I thought I loved it. It was awesome. It was expensive, but less so than I thought it could be given the location, the view, the size. I called it Escheric House, because of all the stairs. I had /dreams/ of living in this house. I mean that literally: on multiple occasions, as I slept, I had dreams that involved living there.

On Sunday, Mickey and Ogre and I looked at an open house in Edmonds. Loree's been calling it the Barn House. I think we're all in love with it. It puts the Escheric House to shame, in terms of how perfect it is for us. It's not /just impressive/, like Escheric was. Escheric would have been good for throwing parties. Wouldn't necessarily have been great for actually living in. This place, this is perfect for both. It's big, but not too big. It's got a ridiculous amount of space in usable rooms, instead of broken into too few giant rooms or too many tiny rooms. It's got a big basement, which will be perfect for both a tv room and my office. It's got tons of parking, which will be good for the four of us plus loree's mom, plus parties. It's got good entertaining spaces AND good living spaces, which isn't a combination we've seen much of. It's reasonably priced. It's in a great location.

It is, in short, perfect in every way.

With the surprising-to-nobody failure of the sell-to-the-investors option, and the improbability of the win-the-lottery option, we are going to see if we can try to a) sell this place as fast as possible and b) find a way to make an offer that trades money for time. It's just a question of convincing the owner - via his broker - that we have a chance of making it happen. And then actually making it happen.



I expect to be very very depressed in the short to midterm future.
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Martin Tithonium
01 August 2016 @ 08:49 pm
Had a PA look at my wrist. Scheduled an EMG.

Vet came by and .. Well. Sancho is an only child again. I'm not prepared to write that all up from my phone.

Real estate agent who represents investors said he couldn't give us even 600k for the house. Unsurprisingly disappointing. Would have been convenient.

I need more chocolate. Excuse me.