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29 May 2007 @ 02:00 pm
Moving aftermath  
Remy has already posted most of the details, but here are a couple more:

1) I got pulled over for speeding about an hour into the trip. Doing 80 in a 65. 80?! That's my normal cruising speed! And I'd been under 80 up until that point, trying not to lose my mom (who was a real trooper and drove the moving truck the whole way to Pittsburgh- go Mom! I offered to take over, but she said she was fine... poor thing also had to get up at 5:30 this morning for work, too- shit!). Apparently, I let myself coast up to 80 right past a state trooper, who was not amused. He also told me my driver's side brake light was out- news to me, as I just took my car in for service a week ago, and they said everything was fine. Must've just gone out. (Ray says he will replace it before I take the car for PA inspection, though, so w00t for being a short drive away from my car-savvy stepdad!)

Anyway, bad enough to be pulled over- worse to be pulled over while driving with your mom, right? I was expecting her to do the whole disapproving mom thing the next time we stopped. Imagine my surprise when instead she says, "I can't believe that asshole gave you a ticket!" LOL

2) Our phone line's been hooked up, so the only hurdle left for setting up my home office is Internets. Currently, we're piggybacking off a really sketchy connection; it probably wouldn't be stable enough for me to hook into work. We should be getting our self-install kit by Friday. I start work on Monday, so we'd better have it by Friday. I'm thinking, absolutely worst-case scenario, if we don't have it, I can get a hotel room with wi-fi. I'd piggyback at a coffee shop or something, but I also have to be on the phone to answer customer calls, and I don't think I could find a spot quiet enough for that.

3) Sephie is hiding somewhere unknown to us. Rochester thinks he's an overgrown chinchilla who takes soot baths. Sooty paw-prints everywhere, formerly white kitty, three paper towels left. But overall, the cats were very well-behaved, and I don't think Sephie hates us too much. ;)

Um, I think that's it for now. We're starting to put things away and get settled in. Hopefully this connection stays stable enough until we have our own!
Ellieellie on May 29th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Maybe Rochester thinks he's in Mary Poppins! I could see him dancing with the other chimney sweeps.
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on May 29th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
Maybe he thinks he's a chinchilla who was cast as a Mary Poppins extra? ;)

I'll let you know when next we are in Albany, so we can rectify the whole not-visiting thing. Have fun at the Bone Parade concert, let us know how it goes! We're really sorry we had to miss that...
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on May 29th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Um, ahite. That wasn't Remy, that was Minna. Still is Minna. Forgot I hadn't logged Remy out and myself in, whoops!
Ellieellie on May 29th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, you too will have to come over for food like things that I can prepare somewhat!
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policyt3knomanser on May 29th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)

Shite! Shite. Not used to this keyboard...!
skyibesky on May 29th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay p-burg! miss you already :) (and leave it to rochester to find the soot, right?)
Miusheri: Dr. Who WTFmiusheri on May 29th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
We miss you too!

Oh, it gets better: Sephie found the best hiding place in the world. We couldn't find her for hours, we looked outside even... then eventually, Remy spotted her. Under the refrigerator.