I’d say things are going pretty well. Lemme see, we’ve moved semi-seamlessly into our neat apartment. After 10 days of gnawing on my nails, we’re finally receiving mail at our new address. My in-laws have been absolutely phenomenal about hunting down sweet deals on little items for the apartment that made it possible for us to make the transition without breaking the bank. It’s been really a blessing and today we got our cable TV guys to set up our cable DSL connection. You see, in this new apartment, we get basic cable for free and that means we didn’t have to go the get-a-phone-line-in-order-to-get-internet route. At the rate we have it, it’s way cheaper than we had it at PC’s place. In the 11 days we’ve spent here, we haven’t turned our heater on or the air on. This is really a testament to the fact that our energy usage is lower than normal and thus our pain at having had such high bills at PC’s place. We’ve got a washer and dryer courtesy of the apartment complex which is rather tiny (i.e. 2 loads equal 1 load at PC’s place), but I’ve decided to do 2 loads separately and dry them once in order to make the most out of whenever we use the dryer. It takes me less than 3 minutes to get to the bus stop and the dumpster is less than 1 minute away (ahem, M has no excuse for delaying trash-takeout day). lol. So, we’re pretty happy with our choice. Even happier than we aren’t going to be locked in i.e. a 6-month lease versus a 12-month lease. Even happier because I suspect I might be falling in love with this new place. Now, I just need to tear myself away from the TV because I am reminded why I dreaded having cable TV in the first place. I start watching things like Top Chef and COPS and … you get the idea. 🙂 And I feel absolutely no shame that I got back into the grind of things even after almost a year of not having a cable TV subscription!
Now I’ve got a lot of catching up to do because I haven’t had updated the barrage of programs I’ve got installed on my computer. This promises to be fun as long as I don’t have any weird compatibility issues. I’ll leave you with this lovely picture of M and I that I edited using GIMP. Now, I absolutely think that GIMP 2.4 is more friendly than Photoshop 7 which is what I have access to. I couldn’t believe it, but I believe I will start getting more familiar with it. Enjoy!