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June 27th, 2005

Jun. 27th, 2005

Long goddamn day.

I woke up with the thickness of a hammer breaking through a concrete wall. Headache, sinuses clogged, moving making for the nausea; if I didn't know better, I'd swear I had a hangover.

The rest of the day was divided among projects, all overlapping with stuff that had to be done RIGHTFUCKINGNOW.

Well, the good news is that I'm basically done with the big project aside from minor touch-ups. The yard sale is done, at least round one. The bad news is there are two other projects that need to be done pre-convergence; one is relatively short-term (prepping my laptop to use in Masquerade), the other is basically re-teaching Barb how to edit in the studio, which is going to involve a lot of hands-on stuff for a project that I really don't think she can accomplish in the available time. However, I don't want to impede her progress, or I'll end up being the scapegoat.

Barb is at the Big Broken Box™ this week. Both of us are stressed to begin with, and neither of us is the other's favorite person.

It's gonna be an interesting week.

Jun. 27th, 2005

So there's this thing that expanding foam does.

It expands.

I'm just sayin'...

Jun. 27th, 2005

I got a letter from my old apartment complex yesterday.

Somehow they missed the boat that I was leaving the apartment at the end of April, and they're trying to charge me for the month of may, all the utilities, late fees, service fees, a re-key fee, fees for the disconnection of utilities, and a bunch of other crap. To the tune of over $1500.00.

Of course, I get to "dispute" the charges.

So I did. I went through their itemized list and disputed the charges that were asinine. By my calculations, they end up owing me something like $70. I also mentioned the 60-some dollar bump in my electric bill as a result of their remedy for the flooded apartment (four days of having the electric furnace maxed out at 99 degrees, several industrial fans and two industrial humidifiers running 24 hours a day).

At this point, it's merely annoying.

Of course, if they decide to get pissy, there is this little tidbit of the Iowa rental law:

A landlord who fails to provide a written statement within
thirty days of termination of the tenancy
and receipt of the tenant's mailing
address or delivery instructions shall forfeit all rights to withhold any
portion of the rental deposit
. If no mailing address or instructions are
provided to the landlord within one year from the termination of the tenancy the
rental deposit shall revert to the landlord and the tenant will be deemed to
have forfeited all rights to the rental deposit.


They sent their notice at about 40 days. I have the lovely dated letter and everything.

I'm willing to work with them. I figure somebody just screwed up the paperwork and didn't communicate my tenant termination notice properly. Of course, if they decide to get pissy, there is this little tidbit of the Iowa rental law:

A landlord who fails to provide a written statement within
thirty days of termination of the tenancy
and receipt of the tenant's mailing
address or delivery instructions shall forfeit all rights to withhold any
portion of the rental deposit
. If no mailing address or instructions are
provided to the landlord within one year from the termination of the tenancy the
rental deposit shall revert to the landlord and the tenant will be deemed to
have forfeited all rights to the rental deposit.


They sent their notice at about 40 days. I have the lovely dated letter and everything.
Holy Water Buffalos, has this day been screaming by.

Scope detail meeting this afternoon took up a chunk o' time. Various miscellany took up another bunch of chunklets, and I'm popping out early to hit IASCO/TESCO before they close (at 5:00) for some needed supplies... I'm running low on some critical items.

Tonight is gone already. After I get home, I need to hook up the SVHS deck to the editing system, find my mixer and associated cables, gather and pack bits of the Big Project for show & tell, answer Barb's questions about editing, go to an 8:00 meeting, possibly do a demo, go back home, answer more of Barb's questions, set up the CD burner and burn a CD or two.
Not necessarily in that order.

Oy gepuppy.

I still need to plan & pack for CONvergence, including making my laptop into a portable sound system. Mostly that means cleaning off the hard drive, but it also includes doing some basic removal of unused programs and general crap. And I need to clean out the Exploder so I can fit the cart and stuff that I will be needing.

It seems like every year I bring more stuff than I had planned to...

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