18 Jan 17

Jan. 18th, 2017 08:21 pm
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planning day at work. rain. too much salad.

15 Jan 17

Jan. 15th, 2017 09:32 pm
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Slept fairly well. Played some Factorio. Went to LJS, popped into dealer room at orcacon. Reading. Listening to audiobooks. Tomorrow, I think it's time to do some packing.

14 Jan 17

Jan. 14th, 2017 09:51 pm
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Early breakfast at Leena's, family meeting, followed by looking at some houses and emailing our agent.

A summary of the situation, probably redundant for most people:

  • Nerdvana is for sale, and we moved out in September.

  • We moved into Nördhöll, the house we were attempting to buy, in Edmonds.

  • We are sharing the house with our friends Mickey and Ogre. Four adult humanoids, four cats, and a dog, in one house. It's been working out surprisingly well, possibly because we've got about 3800 square feet to work with.

  • Nerdvana wasn't selling. Time passed.

  • In late December, two things happened:


    1. We found a notice of default on the front door, and discovered that the seller of the house had not paid his mortgage. Starting in June, three months before we moved in. Before the house was listed.

    2. We finally got an offer on Nerdvana. The foreclosure will likely happen sometime between late March and late April.


  • The offer to buy Nerdvana included as a contingency the sale of the buyers' home. Our purchase contract on the Nördhöll required seller's approval of subcontingencies. However, it expired at the end of the year, so we decided to wait until it had, then accept the offer.

  • They've done their inspection, and come back with a few things they want us to spend money dealing with. We are investigating what those things will cost. HOWEVER, their offer was $30k below our asking price, so we are reticent to spent more money, particularly money we will likely need to move a second time.

  • We started looking at alternative houses. We found one we really like. It has its own special issues, but unlike this one does not need any immediate or short-term repairs to make it workable.

  • As a token towards not having to move, today we decided to make a new offer on Nördhöll. It is significantly lower than the previous agreement, but if it is accepted, it will save us a lot of money and effort.

  • On the assumption that it will not be, however, we are going to start packing, and as soon as it is rejected we will begin negotiating with the seller of the new house to come to a sale price AND - I desperately hope - a rental agreement so we can move in when our lease expires on 22 March and live there until we can close. As the house is currently vacant AND has been on the market for a while, I am as close to hopeful as I am capable of being. Which is not very.

  • If we have to find a place to live in between, that will suck for a number of reasons, including that I will likely have to pay steep early termination fees on both Comcast contracts, as well as have all of my servers offline for an extended period. I will have to set up a new virtual server somewhere to take over mail/dns primary duties from Sarin.

  • However, we have established that there /are/ options for places to live, within acceptable location/price ranges and which accept animals.

  • The Nördhöll name will be moving with us. I've already bought domains and everything.

13 Jan 17

Jan. 13th, 2017 08:17 pm
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slow day at work. Got some things done. Took (currently-present members of) team to lunch. Left early. Long weekend.

Tomorrow, early breakfast including family meeting to talk about housing situation and make plans, then looking at some houses. Then, I think perhaps some orcacon briefly.

Tthen starting implementation of the new housing plan. Or wallowing in despair. Whatever.

11 Jan 17

Jan. 11th, 2017 08:35 pm
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work app is entirely on rails5 now. yay. some bugs found in evening, dealt with.
looked at three houses. the ones we had the highest hopes of were the worst. the one that was a why-not was pretty gods damned amazing. The pictures don't do it justice, at all.

9 Jan 17

Jan. 9th, 2017 10:21 pm
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made some progress at work. then the office network went away. came home. black angus for dinner.

8 Jan 17

Jan. 8th, 2017 07:33 pm
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brunch at leena's, then looking at houses. they were all.. not good. until the one that we looked at because there was an open house sign, as opposed to because we specifically went to look at it.. turns out somebody somewhere came up with a house plan that is more or less perfectly designed for a four-adult two-pair household. It has two, identical-but-mirrored master suites, on different floors on opposite sides of the house. Also 1.5 other bathrooms and 3 other bedrooms. It is our new fallback position.

The RE lawyer we contacted is too busy, need to find a new one this week.
Meanwhile, there were a few questions out of the inspection on nerdvana. They were trivial, which seems like a good sign?

6 Jan 17

Jan. 6th, 2017 09:53 pm
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work. cooking. audiobooks.

3 Jan 17

Jan. 3rd, 2017 09:34 pm
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Aaaaaaaaany day now I'll get around to switching over my primary blogging to another site. I've been putting it off (for literally years now) because I want to write a cross-poster that will copy the content over here. Maybe I should just write an RSS feeder that will post links to them instead. Slowly wean you off of LJ. ::)

Anyway.. uh.. work things.. started writing a library to talk to an annoyingly-documented third party API that we don't have all the information we need to test against yet.

Got my hair did. I'm back to my normal hair color, and I feel much better, despite the chemical burns. Took two hours just for the bleaching.

Also: our landlord is a jackass. But you knew that already.

2 Jan 17

Jan. 2nd, 2017 09:43 pm
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Finished prepping Thuban for Mickey to use. ... not sure what else I did today. Nothing much to speak of, I guess.

1 Jan 17

Jan. 1st, 2017 11:02 pm
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brunch at leena's. did some cleaning. working on clearing off Thuban, moving everything over to Rastaban.

31 Dec 16

Dec. 31st, 2016 10:13 pm
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Awake at 4:45. Got up, made ramen, played Factorio.
Later, went to Costco and the grocery store, then went to see Rogue One again.

27 dec 16

Dec. 27th, 2016 10:05 pm
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woke up at 4. Had breakfast at Pancake Haus at 6. In the office a touch after 7. Left at a quarter to noon because I was feeling nauseous. Spent the afternoon in bed. Got up for dinner, ate a tiny bit, then threw up. YAY!

Meanwhile: New laptop has arrived. It's name is Rastaban. Still working on getting it set up and all my data copied over.

26 Dec '16

Dec. 26th, 2016 10:11 pm
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slept until almost 10! oh happy day. hopefully I can do it again.
Played more factorio. went to get pizza. more factorio.
I seem to be /mostly/ better, but my lungs are still crunchy and I still have an annoying cough. Ah well.

24 Dec '16

Dec. 24th, 2016 10:24 pm
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About 50% better. I've been able to breathe thru both nostrils for about 70% of the day.
Went to the post office to sort out an issue with mail delivery, then had lunch at Claire's, because Hamburger Harry's was closed. Then home. Managed to get some work done on Convivius. First code I've been able to write - or even read without going crosseyed - all week. Then crashed hard. A week of <6hr of sleep per night, and two nights in a row of <4, all without apparently having any issues during the day, finally caught up with me. Actually slept a bit today, which you may recall is not a thing I can usually do. Just finished dinner. Probably going to try to go to sleep again now.

21 Dec '16

Dec. 21st, 2016 09:23 pm
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stayed home. mostly stayed in bed. lots of drugs. lots of whining.

19 Dec '16

Dec. 19th, 2016 09:45 pm
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some work stuff. left early to see rogue one in 3d imax at alderwood. was great.
then dinner at red lantern.

coughing a lot. gunk in the lungs. not good.

16 Dec '16

Dec. 16th, 2016 09:51 pm
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some database pokery. played exploding kittens with coworkers. came home early. working on convivius. dealing with fallout from the rails4 upgrade still, trying to fix a bunch of things while adding new functionality. but, making progress.

9 Dec '16

Dec. 9th, 2016 10:34 pm
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stayed home to avoid people who can't drive in snow.
Mostly worked on composing my job description.

Now trying to get my brain to work on long-neglected Convivius stuff. It is not going well, but I think I've at least managed to put together a list of all the things I /have/ to get done.

8 Dec '16

Dec. 8th, 2016 09:11 pm
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I dunno. work stuff continues, such as it is. Non work stuff suffers behind a slowly worsening depression. yay.