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So. I went and signed up for NaBloPoMo, even though I did rather badly at it last year. Of course last year was not in any way a normal year, and November was particularly bad, because that was when it became painfully obvious that my mother was actually dying. Under the circumstances, I'm not terribly inclined to beat myself up about whether I posted enough that month. And we will just see how this goes. I'll be surprised if I actually post every day, but stranger things have happened!

We are mostly occupied this week with unpacking, getting the new computer set up, and getting the last stuff out of the old apartment. We have until Sunday to be out, technically, but one of the assistant managers called me earlier to ask if we were done or not. I don't know if she had forgotten she gave us until the 4th or what, but I told her they were welcome to come in and start working on whatever they needed to work on, but that we were still working on getting the last few things out. That mainly means this:


We have been trying in a half-hearted way to sell it but have had no takers. I don't guess it's really in line with current furniture trends or anything, but it's in pretty good shape for its age, if you have room for such a thing. (We don't, really, which is why we're trying to get rid of it.) I think my parents bought it the year I was born - i.e., 1960 - and it was in my bedroom for my entire childhood. My mother had it in her apartment after the divorce and it eventually made its way back to me. Part of me hates to get rid of it, but the fact is, it's a clutter magnet, as well as being incredibly bulky. So I called the Salvation Army and they're going to come get it on Monday. (We called the apartment management back - with a bit of trepidation - to see if they'd have a problem with us technically missing the Sunday deadline to be completely out, but apparently not. They didn't say anything about it, anyway.)

In other news, I really, really need to find Microsoft Money, and get the data from the last backup and get caught up on my finances. We have a big cushion to work with right now, of course, or we would have really been screwed. For years we lived paycheck to paycheck and I had to constantly know what our bank balance was to keep from overdrawing the account. Now that it's not so crucial I have gotten very bad about getting behind on keeping up with it. (So far my copy of MS Money has not turned up, though, and we have relatively few completely unopened boxes now. I am going to have to do some sleuthing tonight, I guess!)

Added: it took me about 5 minutes to find my copy of Money. The next sticking point: I don't know my own passwords. I have a list but it's at work!

Date: 2007-11-02 12:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nonelvis
It's a shame we don't live anywhere near each other, or I would have taken that dresser and mirror. We have a vintage buffet from the same time period, and there's something about the slightly weird mix of boxiness and curviness from 1960's furniture that I love.

Date: 2007-11-02 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, shame you can't send your husband down with a truck - he could do some work on my computer while he was here!

Date: 2007-11-02 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is a nice piece. It doesn't fit with my decor (and I'm also far, far away), but if it's at all possible, I think you should hang on to it -- mostly for the sentimental value (I have some beat up Childcraft furniture from the mid-60s that my late mother and I "refinished" (i.e., "badly stained") that I really don't want to part with), but also because it will come back into style, and it is such a classic of the period.

Date: 2007-11-05 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I guess I could find room for it if I really wanted to - but I guess I don't, really. Honestly, I think it looks better in that picture than it does in real life! And like I said, it tended to constantly be covered with junk. It depresses me to think of bringing it in here.

16 hours? 17 hours?

Date: 2007-11-03 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh man, I would love that dresser. It would fit in my house perfectly! How long a drive is it from Gulfport to Galveston?

Re: 16 hours? 17 hours?

Date: 2007-11-05 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh, something like that.


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