Okay, enough of people saying that the use of a certain internet service is reducing the use of blogging and LiveJournal! Here is an attempt to push the pendulum back the other way a little.
So what have I been up to?
The answer to that question is easy, mostly cleaning in one form or another. Putting things in to boxes, taking them out of boxes, cleaning them before and after they’ve been in the box and cleaning the space left behind. Moving is a never ending flow of water and soapy bubbles.
Of course, most of this was my fault for spending a little too much time before the move not getting ready and getting the karmatic result of spending a whole day in our old house after everything except the vacuum cleaner and cleaning gear had gone, scrubbing and dusting. The only thing that saved me was a collection of podcasts I’d downloaded for being offline and it only just about stopped me from going insane. O_o
Incidentally, does anyone else listen to podcasts when cleaning? If so what ones? Most of the ones I listen to are tech related and from the TWiT network and I could do with adding a bit of variety to them.
I should also quickly take a moment to give a large amount of thanks to Stealth (stealth_swift) who was able to lend his paws for a few days and help us pack and shift stuff, and a thank you to everyone else who offered to help if we hadn’t kept changing the moving days!
The new house though is awesome, in particular the shower. @_@ And if any of you are moving again soon and have been using Student Rentals, you might want to see if you can move up to ‘professional’ ones or what ever the right term is. Spencers, our new rental agents, have been ever so nice, helpful and generally reassuring throughout all this stress so here is a little shout out to them. We also technically met our landlord who also happens to be a handyman and thus came around and fixed a load of little things that needed doing before we finished moving in. A curious experience.
Oh, that and BT again telling us the earliest they can install the phone line that we might get internet is the 7th of August. I am thusly trapped on a worse-than-dialup connection speed using my phone’s data link and tethering it to my PC.
This of course means that despite my own web server helping to mirror (bigbluefox) BigBlueFox's ConFuzzled 2009 Video, I can’t actually watch the damn thing. Thankfully, with the upcoming first staff meeting of ConFuzzled 2010 on Sunday, Nall (raimei) will be arriving Saturday and staying over, bringing with him one or two shiny DVD’s. :D
Well, we have just right now passed over 500 words so this post should probably wrap up and I can try and do a smaller one or some such tomorrow with stuff I’ve been working on when I haven’t been trying to make the house liveable. Oh, and let me know if you think this is too long, should be cut, etc etc. I live on attention and feedback after all. c_c See you all later!