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Saturday September 01, 2001
11:13 PM

Moving hell

[ #731 ]
Old house: sold.

New house: bought.

Estimated time to move crap out: 3-5 hours.
Actual time to move crap out: 8 hours.
Estimated time to move crap in: 3 hours.
Actual time to move crap in: 4 hours.
Moving company manager who made the estimates yelled at: lots.

Deep gashes to thumb: 1.

Blood spatters on: shirt, shorts, floor, sink, deck, leaves beside deck.

Bandaids gone through on Friday: 8.

Time taken for wife to find black widow on carpet after moving in: 28 hours.

Nat's reaction to price of new furniture: JESUS FUCK! FUCK! HOLY JESUS ... FUCK!

Maximum speed of dialup net connection from new house: 26.4k.

ETA of cable modem install drone: Wednesday.

Most of possessions still in: boxes.

Amount of time since authors had deadline to give me book for distribution to techreviewers: 24 hours and still no sign.

Number of limbs ready to tear off aforementioned authors: 8 (two authors).

Digital cable installed: check.

Number of hardcore porn channels wife subscribed us to: 0 (nuts!).

Wife watching soft-core porn masquerading as arthouse flick on TV now: check.

Number of problems our TiVo had with the move: 0.

Qwest fuckups on phone service so far: 1.

Long distance provider: none, despite firm assertions to the contrary.

Time the long distance department at Qwest opens: 9am Tuesday.

Qwest: fuckwits.