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Tuesday July 19, 2005
09:40 PM

My Life Just Got Interesting

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Well, it took nearly two months, but barring paperwork-related catastrophe, the job I first fired off an inquiry about on May 27 is mine. Got the offer this morning at about 1030 and was pretty happy about it. Called K and told her; I think "ecstatic" is too mild a word for her reaction.

Then, when she comes home for lunch she discovers that one of the major roadblocks to her getting financial aid for school has been taken care of. This makes her even happier, as she's been getting a major runaround for weeks.

A couple of Sundays ago K went to Athens to study and found a house for rent right next to where we used to live in family housing. This caused us both to start hoping really hard that I'd get the job so we could score that house while the summer housing glut was on. This evening we were back in the AHN to deposit her paycheck and scope out the house situation, now that fat sacks of cash (moneyhats!) were on the horizon. The house she'd notices was off the market, and she wa visibly depressed about it, but lo! only two blocks over was a MUCH BETTER house with a For Rent sign in front of it.

We stopped in the street and called the number on the sign. A nice lady answered and was surprised by my inquiry about the house; the sign had gone up only a couple of hours earlier. It's frighteningly perfect: 3br, 2ba, LR, usable but unfinished basement, attic storage. It's literally a thousand feet from campus in one direction and a thousand feet from Five Points in the other (that's the Athens Five Points, not either of the Atlanta Five Pointses). The neighborhood is beautiful, and the price is probably a little high but it's lower than what we were expecting and WAY lower than what Philly would have been (especially as a percentage of salary). I'm going to see it at 9AM tomorrow.

The only question is: is this all karmic refunds on the past 2-3 years of horror, or is it a layaway against somethiing horrible in the future?

Fuck it. Rock and roll, baby \m..m/

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  • 3br, 2ba, LR

    Please explain me what that means or I'll tell you about the t2 I'm living in :-)
    • 3 Bed Rooms, which is any small-ish room, usually square, and usually devoid of any features except a closet

      2 BAths, which is any room with a toilet, sink, and shower/bathtub in it (if there's only a toilet and sink, it goes by the euphemism "half-bath").

      Living Room, which is any large room with no specific purpose. If there's one of these at the front and back of the house, the one in front will be the living room (which will never be used for anything) and the one in back will be the "den" (where people w
      • A T2 is an appartment with 2 bedrooms. Don't ask me where the T comes from, as I don't know either, nor do any of my cow-orkers O:-)

        Common designations for appartments in Portugal range from T0 to T5, with the number meaning how many bedrooms it has.

        If you're thinking "but where does one sleep, in a T0?" I can tell you that a T0 has only one division, which is a bedroom and a kitchen (basically, it doesn't have a wall separating the two).

        They all have a bathroom.

        You can also find things like a T2+1, or a T1