Irma, Pt 2

Sunday, 10 September 2017 11:02 pm
apollymi: Eliot, Parker, and Hardison walking, text reads OT3 (OT3: Eliot/Parker/Hardison)
So around noon, I finally got a text that GSU will be closed on Monday. Around 4:00 in the afternoon, I got another text, that GSU will also be closed on Tuesday. Since I have three doctors' appointments on Friday and will not be at work at all, that means -- if nothing else changes -- that I will have a two day work week next week. Monday and Tuesday, the university will be closed for Irma, (if nothing changes) I will work Wednesday and Thursday, and then I will be going to the gynecologist (first for a saline ultrasound and then for an appointment) and my regular general doctor.

I'm keeping in contact with all of my Florida friends and former coworkers, making sure they're all okay. So far, so good, on that front.

I overdrafted the bank account getting supplies in case the power goes out. We bought the literal last bottle of water in the grocery store; we did use the Brita water filter to get some extra water set aside, basically by filling every reusable container we had in the house with filtered water. We've got food that doesn't have to be heated. I've charged up the battery pack for the mobile phones. I've got one flashlight charged up, and the other is on the charger. I did, however, forget to buy D sized batteries for the Maglight flashlight. I have an extra flashlight somewhere in the car, but it's pretty crappy and is only for emergencies.

Things I need to get in case this ever happens again: a new crank flashlight like I used to use for camping, a decent first aid kit, more empty bottles that we can use for water, and I'm sure a few other things that I'm not thinking of right now. I still haven't purchased an Uninterrupted Power Supply for the laptops, but it's on my list of things to eventually get, when money permits. If money ever permits.

If I'd known we were going to have at least one extra day at home, I would have found the money somewhere to get the roach treatment. I would rather do it when one of us will be here, so that we can sweep up the corpses before the kitties get into them.

And the Paxil is starting to kick in, so I'm getting tired, despite all the wind and noise outside. I'm going to try to throw myself at my bed and see if maybe sleep will happened. It's a hope anyway.

So long, my freaky darlings. Stay safe!
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba fanart, black & purple background, text reads "We'll make something out of nothing" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Something out of not)
What I would like to know is where the hell my long weekend went? I know Friday, we were fairly productive, going up to the outlet stores. We ate at Chow Baby in Alpharetta. I got the gross stomach Friday night, but [personal profile] katsuko was sick all day Saturday. It cut into our apartment hunting, and yeah, we did come back to Roswell and try to sleep some of it off. Yesterday, we went to see Atomic Blonde, though I think that was about the bulk of what we did, not counting the sheer number of Google reviews I left on places. Because, yeah, I left enough Google reviews yesterday to get my needed word count. So, that was a something.

Today was spent returning the things we bought on Friday. I'm a little sad, because I found a purse I really liked and I had a pair of jeans that fit well, and I had to return them. We also tried to sell some DVDs, which didn't pan out, and some games, which only netted us $4. All in all, not a great day.

To cap off the day, I got a phone call from Glynda, in tears, asking if I could open for her one more day, tomorrow. I'm not sure I got even close to all the story, but I gathered she couldn't get a hold of LaTrease and she had some bruised/cracked ribs and some other kind of injury that meant she was going to be delayed or wouldn't be able to come in at all tomorrow. Since her husband is a son of a bitch, I have some suspicions.

But I'm going to be there at 7:15 to open again, just like I did all last week. I was actually sort of excited to be done with that, but I guess that's what I get for being too excited too early, huh?

Something

Sunday, 3 September 2017 09:01 pm
apollymi: 3 sections, 1st close up of Nick's lower face, 2nd Nick & Cassie at table, 3rd Cassie holding head in pain, no text (Push**Nick+Cassie: Watcher Mover)
At least [personal profile] katsuko and I are both feeling approximately 80% better today. Well, she's feeling better, but I'm still crapping out everything I have ever eaten.

We did go see Atomic Blonde today, and I think we both enjoyed it. I kind of guess the twist about halfway through the movie, and that's all right. I don't think it was meant to be a thought inspiring movie or anything.

We have to spend some of our tomorrow cleaning up, in case our house is selected for the inspection that scheduled to go on tomorrow. The rest of our tomorrow includes taking back a lot of the stuff we bought Friday, including both of our new purses and new jeans. Rent is getting way too close and all that jazz.

And now I think it's time to admit defeat and go the hell to bed. Good night, all.

So tired

Friday, 1 September 2017 11:10 pm
apollymi: Future Trunks looking down and blushing, text reads "blush" (DBZ**Trunks: BLUSH!!!)
You ever have those dreams that are just so real that waking up and everything feels fake, and that's what I'm staring at right now: I went to sleep on the couch and dreamed that it was already tomorrow and we were walking around looking at apartment and I needed to get my ID back the office (because they always keep IDs when you're touring properties around here). It was just a small little silly dream, but it seemed so real at the time that, when I woke up, everything else seemed flat and fake afterwards.

Which segues nicely into our plans for tomorrow: looking at apartments in Stockbridge, McDonough, Fayetteville, and maybe Peachtree City. We're also meeting Mum for lunch in McDonough. [personal profile] desolate03 is in town for Dragon*Con, so we might meet with her at a later point in the weekend.

And yeah, that's about it.

trying

Saturday, 26 August 2017 11:01 pm
apollymi: Doujinshi art, Roy & Ed, no text (FMA**Roy/Ed: These quiet moments)
I've been trying to type up this journal entry for nearly three hours. I just can't get my brain in the game. Kinda pathetic, huh?

We had a productive day today. We got up at a fairly decent time and rearranged the bedroom. It almost looks like we gained more room in there somehow, by basically changing where three pieces of furniture are located. And Boo now has a bit more safe area. Weirdly. Yeah.

I went with [personal profile] katsuko to Midtown, and I tried to get the shopping done while she was at work. Target did not have a broom to be found, and the only baby gates they had were over $70, and their blenders were not much cheaper. So I ended up googling and finding the closest Walmart. They had everything, but the tallest gate they had was 26 inches, which is nothing for Luci, so I just picked up the rest of the list: a litter mat (for Boo's bedroom litter box), a blender, a new broom, and some wet cat food.

After she finished at work, [personal profile] katsuko and I grabbed a quick bite and then went on the tour at Oakland Cemetery, "Dying in the 19th Century". Not quite everything I had been hoping for, but it was fun. I took some notes and a lot of pictures. Then we did a quick dinner and came home, and I've been trying to write up this journal entry since then.

I killed the battery on my phone, so I didn't really get any writing done while we were out. I'm going to try to play catch up tomorrow.

And that's it. Good night, all.

zz

Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:53 pm
apollymi: Ninth Doctor, text reads "Oh, look who just graduated from idiot school" (DW**9th Doctor: Idiot school)
Okay, I guess I need to write a little something. I'm not sure what, if anything, I have to say, but words do still need to happen.

Something about Tuesdays and Thursdays brings out the crazies to the testing center. I get the ones who want to argue about each and every little thing (mostly GACE testers, which OMG, they're teachers, why are they always late and rude). I get the ones who are "running late (also, mostly GACE, but sometimes STEP testers). I get the ones who pick their toenails under the desk. I get the ones who heave heavy sighs when I make them take their feet out of the chairs. I get so many rolled eyes that it's freaking ridiculous. I want to tell them that their eyes are gonna roll out at the rate they're going.

Mondays aren't usually too bad. Maybe it's because everyone's having a bad day, and we can all kind of laugh it off with one another as a bad case of the Mondays. Fridays aren't usually too bad, because sometimes we can leave a little early, and usually everyone's just counting down for the weekend, us and the testers alike. And Wednesdays are usually pretty calm. Except yesterday. Yesterday, I met Isla Fisher. That cancelled out any calmness I might have had. I played it cool and didn't say a word about knowing who she was. She was pretty freaking awesome, though, and a much better mum than most of the ones we get in for the (unfortunately named) SCAT test.

Tomorrow is a long day. I have to be at work between 7:30 and 7:45, so that I can leave when the MCAT students are done testing. I'm seriously looking forward to that. I'm ready for an early day. Maybe not the arriving early part of the day, but the leaving early is appealing. But then it's just a trip over to Mirko to get the car then Panera to wait for [personal profile] katsuko to get off from the restaurant. Normally, I would pack up my laptop to take with me for Long Day, but I think I'm just going to stick with the iPad tomorrow.

Saturday, we're going to try to go to the tour at Oakland Cemetery. Saturday's topic is Oakland and the Civil War, which seems topically important right now. I want to find out about parking and all before we go with Mist in September.

Also, the AC is now supposedly fixed. I'm enjoying having airflow without hearing water dripping.

And that's it. It's time to go to bed, since tomorrow is an early day. Later, all!

So hot

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:51 pm
apollymi: Split icon, 1st close-up of Ripley's smug face, 2nd close-up of Hicks' grinning face, text reads "Where do you want it" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Where do you want)
So, we have a leaking air conditioning unit in our apartment. It's been leaking for a couple of days. Maintenance came today and shop-vacced it out and replaced the filter. Apparently, he said that it would fix the issue.

Well, it's still leaking water like crazy. We can't really cut the air on any higher than it is right now (78°F/25.6°C) or it starts leaking like crazy. So we have every fan in the house going, and all it's doing is blowing around the hot air. I feel like I'm suffocating. Big time not fun. We slept like this last night, but I was so hoping for a pleasant temperature tonight. (We usually leave the house about 74°F/23.3°C during the evening... but not right now.)

So, yeah, I'm going to see if I can't figure out a configuration for the fans to be in to keep us at least semi-cool.

Good night, all.

So tired

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 11:05 pm
apollymi: Faraday at the card table, gun in hand, no text (Mag7**Faraday: Gambler)
I fell asleep on the couch. I'm writing this to you from the future. It's a hungry and yet still very tired kind of future.

It's also a very, very fucking stressed future. We've got until tomorrow night to pay the $110. It's a $3 processing fee to use it online... which we have to do, because we're at work during office hours. We have exactly $111. So, yeah, we are actually just $2 short of what we need to keep a damn roof over our heads. And it's due by 5:00 tomorrow.

And I'm the only one here who gives a shit.

The power is going to get cut off, because we're going to be late on that again. The only reason we're going to still have car insurance is because I was able to get them to process payment on it on the 18th, my next pay day. The IRS still isn't showing the payment I made on the 4th on my due balance, and it's still all due by the 24th; I think the remaining balance is $50 exactly, but without that updated payment, I don't know... but I do know that the money has come out of my account. I still have to do the oil change, and I still have to replace the damaged tire.

FML. I hate my life. I hate always being a hair's breadth away from homeless. I hate always being right on the edge of broke. I hate having to constantly swallow my pride and ask for money.

I just hate me right now.

Whoops

Monday, 7 August 2017 11:28 pm
apollymi: Annie gives two thumbs up, text reads "Annie approves", animated (BH**Annie: Approval!)
I managed to fall asleep watching commentary on last night's episode of Game of Thrones. At least I managed to stay away while watching the episode itself. No spoilers, but holy shit, the last fifteen minutes. Holy. Shit. Highlights of [personal profile] katsuko and my reactions:
"Y'all are too busy looking at the distraction. Y'all're gonna regret it."
"Lookit Bronn, being all badass!"
"Oh, tell me Jamie isn't that stupid. Tell me. Lie to me."
"Is that Bronn again? I can't really tell."

And yeah, I love Olenna Tyrell in the last episode, but I loved Jon in this one. I loved the reunions. I loved all the reunions. There were so many to pick from, and so many of them were fantastic.

I guess that's about all I can say on that if I'm not going to do spoilers.

I didn't get a lot of writing done, but I did manage more than I have since the first day of the month. The thing is that I've got just over 12,000 words before I've written 365,000 for the year... in August. I'm tired. I'm so tired so much of the time. But I'm not ready to give up on my #365K/365Day challenge. I'm going to finish strong, so help me.

So we had the flat tire last night. We got the spare tire on in the rain last night... only to leave in the morning and find out that the spare was also flat. So we pulled in to the gas station to try to inflate it: no joy. We decided to go get some Fix-A-Flat and repair it ourselves. We did have a very nice anonymous gentleman stop and help us repair the original tire, getting the nail out and patching it with rubber cement. Even with his help, it took 45 minutes, [personal profile] katsuko was late to work, and I am now seriously broke; he spent at least $10 on buying the repair kits, so I gave him the last $20 I had to my name.

But the tire does seem to be at least semi-repaired. It's holding air again, and it rode us from Roswell to Midtown to Buckhead to Alpharetta and back to Roswell today. That's a good sign, as far as I'm concerned. It just has to last until there is money again. I have $50 left to pay back to the IRS. I still need another $40 or so for an oil change. Apparently, we still need to pay $110 to the apartment complex for paying rent late... but weirdly, they're still showing us as having not paid the full rent. (But the letter they sent was dated on the 4th, the day we paid, so I dunno.)

Anyway, so much to do, so much money to spend. So little time, so little money to actually spend. C'est la vie.
apollymi: Kaiba looking pissed, purple overtones, text reads "Cursed" (YGO**Kaiba: Cursed)
This is going to just be a quickie post while I'm working on getting tonight's episode of Game of Thrones to cooperate.

I feel like this whole week has been a very "one thing after another after another" kind of week. (Yes, I'm counting Sunday as part of last week.) I had the jury duty on Monday. I had a long week at work. I keep getting headaches out of nowhere, unconnected to whether I'm wearing my contacts or my glasses. I had someone complain about me on Friday at work (because I wouldn't let her skip line to go to the bathroom). Yesterday, I ended up wasting a good chunk of the morning waiting to get my contacts... and then most of the rest of the day hunched up in an uncomfortable chair at IKEA. Today I spent bouncing between Panera Breads while [personal profile] katsuko was at first IKEA then Mirko.

I've had a screaming headache since around lunchtime. Unfortunately, I had nothing to take for it until I got home around 10 this evening.

And now we have a flat tire on the car from running over a nail. Because fuck my life.

Honestly.
apollymi: Duo and Heero embracing, no text (GW**Duo/Heero: No Words)
Okay, it's been a kind of lazy day. [personal profile] katsuko and I slept in a bit, until it was time for her to go to IKEA. I tooled around the house and watched a lot of videos. I tried to write.

Mostly I kept falling asleep.

Tomorrow I have to report for jury duty. I'm really hoping that I'm not selected for a trial. While that might be interesting, I'm still in my probationary period at work and I'm not sure how GSU treats this sort of thing. I can't seem to find that information on the website. Color me shocked: the GSU website is a mess. All I can turn up is that it's not covered by FMLA.

And yeah... I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to manage to stay awake. I'm trying very hard to, but apparently it's damn difficult today for me. Truth be told, it's been damn difficult the last few days for me to stay awake. I'm trying, but I make absolutely no guarantees.

I do have jury duty tomorrow. I have no idea how long it will take. I'm hoping that being a white, liberal, female presenting, LBGTQA atheist with a Master's degree will count against me having to stay. The only box I might tick is "lower middle class", if they're looking by income. I doubt I'm the kind of demographic that people want on their juries. Plus there is the fact that I'm more than a little ill. That might count against me. Maybe I should take my cane tomorrow.

Nah, it'd just be one more thing to have to get checked at the metal detector.

Anyway, after I get done (either for the day or for good) at the courthouse, I have to go to Mirko. [personal profile] katsuko is picking up a shift today and Thursday, in addition to her usual Friday, so there is a that. Maybe we'll have enough to make rent and pay some more on bills and what I owe the IRS. Maybe. We'll see.

And that's all I've got time and energy for. Later, all.
apollymi: Manic look Ninth Doctor, text reads "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good" (DW**9th Doctor: Up to no good)
Just when I think we've got our heads above water again, something comes crashing back down to change all that.

Because somehow, despite working over 70 hours in the last two weeks, [personal profile] katsuko's IKEA paycheck take-home was less than $300. Hell, it was barely $200. We needed that money to pay rent. In fact, we'd been hoping to get rent paid on time or early this month. Instead, now, we're going to have to wait until the 4th when my check goes in and hope that she makes enough at the restaurant to make up the difference.

And I still have to pay another $110 to the IRS as soon as possible. They want it within seven days (I'm not sure if that's seven business days or just seven days) in order for me to keep my part of the contract. But the other part of the IRS said that they will be sending me a letter saying it has to be paid in full within 30 days. And I just don't know. It's ridiculous.

But in addition to our nearly $1000 rent payment, I also have to come up with that $110 for the IRS. Plus $110 in late fees that will be assessed because we have to pay after the 3rd now. And I just have to hope that I have all this together by the 9th, because on the 10th, they evict us. Plus I have to pay for our storage building (another $70) and renter's insurance ($25). And then there's the Verizon phone bill ($214). But at least I managed to get the internet and car insurance paid before this.

I'm regretting going to the eye doctor, though. Yes, I didn't have any more contacts and, yes, [personal profile] katsuko's glasses were six years old, but we need that money now. I don't regret the money I spent towards getting Roo taken care of, even the $90 for them to make a paw print impression for us, because that needed to be done, but that was a huge $400 bill. Because, yes, cremation is apparently expensive as hell, but I wanted my boy to be treated right.

I'm just out of ideas. Obviously, I'm also out of money. I'm about to the point of trying to sell plasma for money. I'm already going to be selling a lot of my DVDs and BluRays for money and hoping I get a decent bit for them. I'm also probably going to be selling my XBox 360.

I'm just... This is all too, too much. I'm mentally and emotionally and physically exhausted. I'm at the point of possibly having to say no conventions this year. I might have to tell Mist not to come visit because we won't be able to afford anything while she's here, if I'm crunching the numbers right. And I might need to cancel my doctor's appointment for next month, the one that's supposed to tell me while I've had a period last three and a half weeks, go down to spotting for a week and a half, then start again ten days ago -- and is still ongoing.

I'm at my wit's end.
apollymi: Heero staring forward, Duo staring off to side, no text (GW**Duo/Heero: Starry Night)
I am so not awake. The only reason my eyes are still open is because the fireworks are still going off around here. I'm not sure, actually, when they'll be done. Soon I hope. I've got an early day to tomorrow, and I could really use some damn sleep.

Not that I think I'll get it. I lack [profile] katusko's ability to drop off to sleep at a moment's notice once I'm in bed. On the couch? Yeah, sure, I can nod off like nobody's business. Actually in my bed, though? It's my herbal stuff to help me sleep, two fans on (because there's no overhead fan), the air purifier going, an ambient sound tract going, and as little light as possible coming in. That's a good night. Tonight will not be a good night, not with all the fireworks.

I'm going to do my best to get some actual rest, but I am not overly hopeful. Basically, everything is still noisy as hell and I'm not sure I'll be able to pass out right away either way.

Either way, I'm going to give it a try. Good luck, all. Sleep well.

A good plan

Thursday, 8 June 2017 09:55 pm
apollymi: Kyo and Yuya back to back, red background, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: The red strokes)
I'm trying to convince myself that sleep sounds like a good plan.

I'm the kind of tired that requires sleep to correct, but I'm also the kind of tired that nothing sounds good, not even sleep.

That said, I'm still going to be trying to make a bit of sleep happen, so that we can accomplish all the things that need to be accomplished tomorrow.

Gotta get up early and go by the bank. Gotta get money from my Ally account, deposit in the Regions account, pay the rent (late), and go to the train station. If I have money left over, I'm so having breakfast. Then [personal profile] katsuko has got to come home, stop by the office and make sure they see the rent payment, probably do some stuff around the house, and go to Mirko for dinner shift. When I get off work, I have to catch the train to Lindbergh Station then catch the bus to the restaurant until she's done with dinner shift. Though to be fair, I'll probably hang at Panera Bread instead, because I don't want to be drafted into work or have to put up with Josh's bitch ass.

Also I may or may not have inducted my coworkers at New Job into calling Carlos "Car-LaLa" and "Carlito". Because I'm a grown-up like that.

And on that bizarre note, I think I'm going to go throw myself at my bed and see if it accepts me as one of its own. Peace, babes!

Stress

Sunday, 4 June 2017 11:19 pm
apollymi: Kaiba and Bakura, close up on faces, text reads "Don't fear the reaper" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Don't fear the reape)
We're no closer to an actual solution to the dilemma.

I know now that the closest extended stay motel that will allow pets is the Studio 6. I know that it will end up being close to $500 a week to stay at one of these places, and that's just really not feasible, not right now. And yes, that is at the cheaper end of the scale. Yes, the need for paying separate utilities would be eliminated, but we would have to get a bigger storage unit to put all the furniture into.

Apparently, we just need $300 more, if we draft every single penny of my paycheck on Friday towards rent. Yes, it will leave me with absolutely no money until the end of the month, but needs must. We need a place to live a lot more than I need food. I'm pretty sure I can live off my fat for a few weeks.

Yeah, I got fucking nothing. I got a whole lot of fucking nothing.

Funds

Saturday, 3 June 2017 11:04 pm
apollymi: Ripley staring out in the distance, Newt staring at Ripley, no text (Aliens**Ripley+Newt: Mostly at night)
I think anyone who follows me on here is also following me on Tumblr, but we are massively short on funds for rent.

To that end, [personal profile] katsuko picked up a shift tonight at Mirko. They asked and I decided to grab a hosting shift as well. The money won't be there to help with this month's rent, but it's a little something.

Tell the truth, we're pretty much stuck waiting for her to pick up as many shifts as she can between now and the 9th. I get paid that day, but there are still bills at that point that will need paying. I just don't know how we're going to do this one.

I really thought New Job was going to make a bigger difference in funds. Maybe it will once we get more settled into it.

Joint

Monday, 15 May 2017 09:18 pm
apollymi: Ryou holding Thief King Bakura, text reads "Our Farewell" (YGO**Bakura/Ryou: Our Farewell)
[personal profile] katsuko and I are working on one of the joint sections of the GoodDay semi-canon compliant story. It's... not happy, but it's better than some of the shit they're getting into elsewhere in the story. I kinda want to shake them and explain to them that kink? It needs to be negotiated a bit first. At least the kind of kink they're getting into: breath play, rough sex, under-negotiated on pretty much everything... At least they're doing that negotiating in the parts I'm writing, even if it is a bit after the fact.

We've both said it a time or two, but if this were a modern!AU of this, it would probably involve a dungeon, a Christian Grey-style former dom, and Faraday trying to hire a hitman to take out said Christian Grey-style former dom. (I've found amusement in thinking of Faraday calling his bestie, Vasquez, to see if he can't hire Vasquez's cousin Carlos to come snipe the son of a bitch... because throwing in random The Losers references is a lot of fun.)

But enough about kinky shit. Work was work today. It happened. I did manage to get my four keys that opened almost no doors traded in for one key that will open everything I need it to. That's a good thing, because this weekend I have my first Saturday test to proctor, which will be an interesting thing, I guess. But I did need to have a way to get all the doors open for it, obviously.

Also, I've received my first jury summons in decades, for July 6 this year. I have to call the courthouse on July 5 after work (after 5:00) to be sure they still want me to come in. Sounds like quite a PITA, if you ask me.

Sleepy

Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:09 pm
apollymi: Chococat sitting in an orange chair, no text (Sanrio**Chococat: This is my ROOM!)
Okay, this one is going to be hella short and hella quick, because I don't really have anything to say. I'm just... Yeah, I'm just not. I have a whole lot of just not going on right now, and I'm not enjoying that at all.

Today at work was... well, today at work. It was the same as it always is.

We got some of the things done today that we set out to do, but I don't think we even came close to accomplishing all of them. I don't even think we've accomplished a half or a third of them. We moved the dressers so that the apartments can do fireplace maintenance, but we haven't swept or vacuumed yet today. Maybe we'll get up early and do all that tomorrow. I'm not sure I have it in me to do it all tonight.

I did get a chapter of Wicked Ones posted to AO3. Apparently, I sent [archiveofourown.org profile] Hazel_Athena into feelings fits with this chapter, so that's a nice, I guess.

And yeah, that's about all I've got for me for today. More tomorrow when I'm hopefully feeling a bit more... me.

Long ass day

Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:38 pm
apollymi: White background with a black flashing cursor, text reads "It mocks me", animated (My Writing: Cursor mocks me)
it's been a long ass day. tomrorow will be even longer. i should be trying to make some kind of sense, maybe fill in all the information that i need to be sharing, but i'm just so tired. that's where i am right now: so tired.

and it's pouring down rain. has been since around 8:30 this evening. complete with the bridge collapse and this mess, getting [personal profile] katsuko to work tomrorow is going to be a mess. i'm dreading it, truth be told.

i'm still waiting to hear if my catering will be happning tomorrow or not. i probably won't know until after ive dropped [personal profile] katsuko off.

so, yeah, tomorrow's gonna suck ass.

Well...

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:19 pm
apollymi: Trunks just after landing a punch, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Won't back down)
This is an update on yesterday, mostly.

[personal profile] katsuko managed to get in contact with the office while I was in my interview. And seriously, bless Alton. Bless the man. He said something along the lines of "I have no doubt that you reported at the beginning. We'll update your file. If you can find the receipts for doing the two payments, we're all good. If not, you can do two $300 payments. We'd prefer them with this month's and next month's rent, but we would prefer the rent honestly, so if you can't do it on those months, just let us know."

Of course, that's a summary based completely on what [personal profile] katsuko relayed to me.

We stopped by the office after I picked her up from IKEA to discuss the whole cleaning thing. It's more like a warning, because the Orkin man complained. (WTF?! The Orkin man? Complained? Dude comes once every few weeks and just stirs the bugs up.) Office folks asked about my hand, and Krystal even scolded me for not getting someone to drive me to the Urgent Care. Wasn't a lot to do for that, though, when we don't know our neighbors all that well and no one was in the office on a Sunday.

On the other side of this, the massive panicked cleaning we did last night did results in a lot more living room space suddenly. I'm not faulting that. More living room space is nice. We do still need to vacuum my room, and I'm not entirely certain our little vacuum cleaner is going to hold up to that. It does well enough on the tile floor, but the bedroom is the only carpeted area in the house. Well, we'll see.

The interview today seemed to go really well. In fact, I described it more as a conversation mixed with the occasional interview-type questions. We even discussed stuff like GSU employee discounts with MARTA, books books and more books, the importance of not leading folks on, and the magic word "no", which would be an important part of this job. I'm hopeful, but I'm not holding my breath.

Carlos did call me to ask if I could do a catering delivery for him on the 25th, because he'll be out of town for his birthday. (Mind you, he just got back in town a few hours ago, from his third or fourth trip home to Miami this year.) It's a day off, but it would be a very sizable commission with a possibility of the company it's being delivered to tipping, so... Maybe?

And yeah, I worked more on the Wicked Ones AU that we are currently calling "the wandering boys". It goes AU after the chapter of Wicked Ones: The Early Years that [personal profile] katsuko is going to be posting Friday. This makes the third AU we've at least started based on various parts of Wicked Ones. And yes, this makes me happy.

And that's about it. Later, all.