getting used to new surroundings, part 1
Posted on 2007-09-25 09:20:00
So I got up early this morning to wait for the Time Warner people to hook us up with our own internet. (leeching off a very strong wireless connection - thanks neighbors!) Last night was a late night - went out to dinner at Rudy's with a few people and then played some WoW (our first downing of Netherspite and Prince! which should move our wowjutsu standing up to around #9 on Maiev) so I'm kinda tired. And I arrived here to find someone parked in front of our garage, so I parked in our other parking spot and kinda passively-aggressively left the garage door open so whoever parked there (thanks neighbors?) would get the message that there's someone living here now. It seems to have worked since the car's gone.
I'm feeling a little stressed because, as you know if you've chatted with me in the last month or so, I hate moving, and our stuff arrives tomorrow which is good but means we have to figure out where everything goes, etc. fast. And (this sounds ridiculous) I feel like I'm relearning how to interact with people socially, which is a bit of an exaggeration, but we didn't have many close friends up in MD and a few of them moved away. (I liked my coworkers and interacted decently with them but it's never the same for me in a work environment) We'd of course like to see people a lot (we'll probably have a housewarming party when we get settled in for good) but it's definitely stressing me out some.
The music on David's laptop has inexplicably disappeared, which is probably not good unless I just can't find it. I want to get my MacBook Pro but am waiting for the OS upgrade (October sometime). And I'm in the middle of State of Denial, Bob Woodward's book about the war in Iraq. It is excellent but engenders feelings of frustration at huge screwups.
Comment from wonderjess:
Was the music on his/your ipod? Carrie and I have both transferred music from ipod=>computer using ipodrip a couple times (thanks to switching computers or hard drives).
If you ask Mom real nice, she might buy you some of those wooden stake things you stick in your yard with various holiday themes. Then people will definitely know that someone has moved in, and that you are not to be messed with. hehe.
Comment from gregstoll:
Yeah, but we've got copies on at least two other computers. It was more of a "what the heck happened to this?" moment.
When we went to leave to dinner someone was parked behind us again, so I knocked on the door, met a neighbor, and got him to move his car. Hopefully that will be the end of that :-)
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