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By illsorted (Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 01:43:18 AM EST) (all tags)
Inside: The last week at my crap job, moving, associated whinging.


Loose ends are unraveling all around me; it may be time to whip out the duck tape.

I'm trying to wrap up all of my current projects and document everything since the company has not hired anyone to replace me. No one has volunteered to take over my responsibilities so I have a feeling the shit will really hit the fan once I leave.

But you know, fuck it. I was all stressed and making myself physically ill yesterday looking at the to-do list and worrying about this shit. Today I just don't give a fuck.

My feelings are represented by a classic song, written and performed by the Geto Boys:


And all I gotta say to you
Wanna be, gonna be, cock-sucking, pussy-eating, pranksters
Is when the fire dies down
what the fuck you going to do?
Damn it feels good to be a gangster.

Word.

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I wish I had a good friend here. Someone other than my girlfriend, who I could call up and meet at the bar for a few glasses of whiskey at the end of a shitty day.

That used to be the case, but I took it for granted and lost it.

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We have secured a nice apartment in our new home town. Unfortunately it will not be ready for occupation until around the first. They are re-carpeting, painting, and doing some light maintenance work.

This is unfortunate, as I was hoping to be able to move in next week at a leisurely pace before starting the new job on the 30th. Now it looks like we'll have to do all that (unloading the truck, driving, unloading the truck) in one weekend, after which I will start my new job exhausted and stressed out.

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We still have an extra kitten around the house. There was a litter of strays born under a porch across the street from us. Five kittens in all. J's mom took one, another died of unknown causes, and two are still living outside with their mother.

We took this one in because he had an eye infection. He went to the vet and got some meds and we did the feline leukemia test and got him vaccinated. Now he just needs a place to stay. It will not be with us.

There is also this giant computer desk in the living room that we are trying to sell before leaving. It's a nice desk; corner unit, solid hardwood (don't know what kind), six pieces, but it's just too big for our place.

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LiaD, the package arrived yesterday. Thanks very much.

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I'm sure there was more to write about, but that's all I can do today.

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Helpful Moving Hint: Hire Sherpas by MohammedNiyalSayeed (6.00 / 2) #1 Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 02:01:20 AM EST

I swear to ${whoever}, there's no way in hell I'm ever moving myself again. Is it good exercise? Sure. Is it a pain in the ass, though? Hell yes, it is. Considering the fact that you're not really moving *that* far, it might even be cost efficient to have other people do the moving for you. I know that when I moved *to* Cullifornia from Sonofabitchigan, I had the movers move for me, and it cost around 5000 (which was mainly over-road charges). When work moved me from San Francisco to Raleigh, work took care of the move, meaning, ${bigBoss} ordered a truck, and without bothering to check with anyoen, just assumed myself and ${coworker} were ok with driving said truck cross-country ourselves (and moving all our shit). Guess how much that cost... That's right; right around 5000 USD. I had made some preliminary calls to see how much it would have cost to have movers move us, and to just fly us out, and, as it turns out, that would have been around 4500 USD.

But at least I got to see the whole fucking country all over again, at a top speed of 55 MPH, slowly drifting by as each day became longer and more tedious. Such luck. And it was all made better by the fact that, upon arrival, some five days later, I got to unload that fucking truck three fucking times. OH YEAH, BABY. Good times, good times. Fuck all that. Hire Sherpas.


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IAWTP, but for one minor detail by Rogerborg (5.66 / 3) #2 Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 02:16:30 AM EST
The Sherpas have outsourced their work to the Chinese now.

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They don't make them any more. by ambrosen (5.66 / 3) #3 Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 02:19:14 AM EST
They're either called LDV Pilots or LDV Convoys. HTH. They're basically the same designs as the old Sherpas, though (200 & 700 series respectively). They still have the same 1960s door handles, too. Which is pretty impressive when you think about it.

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Sherpas by illsorted (6.00 / 1) #4 Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 02:28:28 AM EST
are not available on my budget. The state will pay my moving expenses up to $1500.

We don't have all the much stuff, and most of it breaks down into small parts (with the exception of the bed and a table) so it's pretty manageable. We'll be renting a U-Haul truck and moving ourselves.

Labor will be cheap; a few pizzas and cases of beer for volunteers.

The moving doesn't bother me so much as the tight scheduling involved.


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