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A Survivor's Tale
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Still alive
I'm still kicking guys, honest - Joe and I moved into guirlandes' place in Kenmore on the weekend and we're not going to have our internets connected (courtesy of Internode this time) for 6-8 weeks - does that seem like a really long time to anyone else, or is it standard? In the meantime we can piggyback on Rick's connection, but we'll be using that sparingly.

I have many a tale to tell, including the Dookie Incident, the Sleep Paralysis Event, my physical meltdown on Tuesday, new-cat interactions between Rick's Beckett and my Sawyer, Nami and Jangles, and of course much happy raving about the beauty of Kenmore, the trees, the rain, the birdies, the morning mist, etc etc etc. But all this needs to wait until I can get a little free 'me time' with an internet connection, and I'm not inclined to do this at work - not because they're draconian about such things, but because in two weeks time my three month probation is up and I hope to make as good impression as possible before I Ask For Stuff at my review.

All is well... better than well. Despite my tendancy to grind myself into exhaustion by insisting on unpacking even on my days off (big thanks to Joe for finally finding a way of reliably stopping me in my tracks - turns out Playstation games are the key, who knew? I feel bad for bagging games now), there's a great feeling of peace and comfort at the new place, something that was lacking from Day One at Bond Street, and bathed in all these positive vibes I can't help but be hopeful that this place is going to be very good for us.
16 have fought ~ fight the power!
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tengukun From: tengukun Date: June 4th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
hee, which game was it?
tania From: tania Date: June 4th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
*snerk* Lego Star Wars. Yep. *facepalm* But we also bought Tekken Tag, a racing (crashing) game, a racing (serious) game and Crash Bandicoot. There was a sale on used games. :)
tengukun From: tengukun Date: June 4th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you still online by any chance? I'm on Gmail.
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: June 4th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Many a tale... lookin' forward! :>
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: June 4th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*

Let's hope the Western Bypass thing isn't going through or goodbye beautiful trees - hello concrete.

Also have you discovered the lovely park next to Akuna Oval?
master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: June 4th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Is that the classic grey playstation? If so I have a few games for it I'm not using any more. *hugs wii*

As for 6-8 weeks for internet. It isn't inconceivable but it is unusual. Is it a Naked dsl install?
phylos_fett From: phylos_fett Date: June 4th, 2008 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
6 to 8 weeks?!?

I don't settle for anything over 2 weeks
scoutlostthewar From: scoutlostthewar Date: June 4th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
6-8 weeks? Yeah that's why I told all the providers to go fuck themselves and got mobile broadband, took me an hour at the shop and another 15 minutes when I got home and I got a new phone to boot.

What happened on Tuesday?
master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: June 4th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
however if you need more than 4-5gig you are screwed. Saving on the install fee every time you move house is a big plus though.
tania From: tania Date: June 4th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mobile broadband is what Richard has currently, but Joe and I want a seperate connection as we know we'll use more bandwidth than him and we don't want that to adversely affect him. Because Richard is on mobile broadband, the house phone lines actually aren't connected. I think Joey's signed us up to cable for memory, as we pretty much never used the home phone we had, so decided it was unnecessary to keep paying a monthly line rental charge. We'll stick to mobiles for calls. :)

Vivs - On Monday I had a sick day because of back and shoulder pain, which I already get due to my work but which was exacerbated by the move. Thought I was right as rain on Tuesday, got up, went to the bus stop, missed my bus, decided to go home for a bit because there was a fair gap between that bus and the next, collapsed on the bed, couldn't find the energy to drag myself upright, and then for some unknown reason started crying and couldn't stop. Joe thinks it was overtiredness as I spent my sick day cleaning the old house and putting away things in the new (instead of resting like I was supposed to), and I think hormones played a part too.

So I wound up staying home that day too, and actually rested this time. 9_9 Invariably I am the engineer of my own problems.

As for the net, we'd go mobile broadband too, but we like downloading shows now and then so I think there's a good chance we'd go over.
dreamsofglass From: dreamsofglass Date: June 4th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
*resists the urge to burst into portal related song at the title*

Sounds like your moving has been a bit of a triumph? Maybe even a huge success?.. no *smack* bad..

6-8 weeks is a ridiculously long time. I used to put through requests with westnet that were filled sometimes within the week.

But that was on telstra's gear. Who actually hook you up to the 'node dslams I'm not sure. They might wait for a few connections before paying a single expensive tech to go and jumper a few bits of wire :)

Ps why kenmore? You've gone from inner city to boondocks!
tania From: tania Date: June 4th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Affordable, close to both our workplaces, and very very pretty. Joe and I aren't all that keen on crowds. :)
uniformgrey From: uniformgrey Date: June 4th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sleep Paralysis = no fun at ALL.

Glad the new place is working out for ya.
earthminor From: earthminor Date: June 4th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Totally unrelated to anything, but I think you need this:
http://www.octopuspie.com/shop/product.php?id_product=14
tania From: tania Date: June 4th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*dies* I think you are right. :D
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: June 5th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)
The Dookie Incident? Oh dear. o.o
16 have fought ~ fight the power!