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Chores, chores... - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
Chores, chores...
I did a few different things today. On my way in to work I stopped at the Wal-mart to browse through the various alarm clocks they had. I still haven't settled on a replacement for my old Sony, but I have an idea of what's out there. It's weird to think that I'm "shopping" for an alarm clock, but there you have it.

I worked a couple of different helpdesk tickets, cleaning up some MCI issues that were outstanding from when I was on call last week. It's scary to think that our Decatur campus suffered four hours of downtime because a Verilink card was loose. The scary part is they had to reseat it a few times before they got the connection tight enough that we didn't take 20 errors per second on the line.

I bought a house.

I picked up some Atkins bars and some cheese on the drive home. There's a very credible rumor going around that Dominicks (a major grocery chain in this area) is going to close its doors, so I'm taking advantage of the bargains and enjoying the ride while it lasts.

Right now Ra and Marcus are being insufferably cute by curling up next to one another. I'm going to have to take some pictures with the camera I borrowed from my dad, and see if I can't get them uploaded later tonight. Cuteness like this must be inflicted upon the world at large.

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chebutykin From: chebutykin Date: January 13th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I bought a house.

You, my friend, have the best online deadpan ever.

I'll add that good news to my current giddyness! EEeeeEEeeeEE...!
feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
[You, my friend, have the best online deadpan ever.]

Thank you! I've been practicing this in my head for a week, trying to find the best way to deliver it.
moryssa From: moryssa Date: January 13th, 2004 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, house!

Finally. :D

feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, finally! So much waiting, but it finally came through.

Thank you for the congratulations. :)
frysco From: frysco Date: January 13th, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You bought a HOUSE??


How did you keep that quiet for so long? I had no idea you were plotting such a thing!!!

You are teh sneaky q@!

bwa =>
feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: duncandahusky Date: January 13th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, what a great purchase! I didn't know that they actually have Atkins bars available. What flavors did you get?
enveri From: enveri Date: January 13th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The chocolate peanut butter ones are to die for. :9
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feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Woo! Party at Feren's!

[Party at Feren's!]

Housewarming party is in the planning stages already.
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feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
This house sort of fell in my lap right before Christmas. I mentioned househunting a while ago, though.
enveri From: enveri Date: January 13th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, you should probably mention that the lovely walls folks are seeing in the hallways, entryway and master bedroom/bath is PAINT.. not wallpaper.

feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you mentioned it for me. :) I do need to take some detail shots of the paint, don't I?
geloe From: geloe Date: January 13th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It looks like a nice, comfy place. And you have a yard! I'm most jealous. ^^ Congrats, qatness.
feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm eager to break the yard in! They left me with a charcoal grill that's just aching to be used for a barbeque.
gingerpook From: gingerpook Date: January 13th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oooh . . . A real kitchen!

I am, of course, horribly jealous. Your kitchen seems to be about half the square footage of my entire apartment.

Someday. *sigh*
feren From: feren Date: January 14th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oooh . . . A real kitchen!

I'm absolutely thrilled with how spacious my kitchen is. It's got lots of room for people to hang out in. I'm not sure why people gravitate to the kitchen when there's a party, but this one will support many warm bodies!
yakko From: yakko Date: January 13th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
A house. With walls all your own. Nifty. Does it have a basement? No house is complete without a dungeon.

I'm most likely next, but I'd best get started soon if I want to have it bought and moved in by 11/30 :o)
feren From: feren Date: January 14th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
[Does it have a basement?]

Sadly, no. The next one will, though. I need a place to install my relay rack!
linnaeus From: linnaeus Date: January 13th, 2004 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, congratulations! They say that every day you should do one thing that scares you. I think taking on a 30 year mortgage should qualify for today. Trouble is, it's a hard act to follow without getting bitten in the face by snakes or something.

*raises a glass to the new homeowner*
feren From: feren Date: January 14th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's to living the American dream through horrible, horrible debtloads.
jingle From: jingle Date: January 14th, 2004 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
You have a garage and closets?


Stay put. I'll be laying siege as soon as I gas up the car.
feren From: feren Date: January 14th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
[You have a garage and closets?]

A two-car garage, no less. Which is to say, it holds one car and some stuff.

The closet space in the bedrooms is absolutely insane. I've never had bedrooms with this much storage capability.
aureth From: aureth Date: January 14th, 2004 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
A house is a most excellent thing. Many congratulations!
feren From: feren Date: January 14th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
neuracnu From: neuracnu Date: January 15th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)

damn my friends page

I switched to a different LJ theme and it's only showing 5 or 6 entry on my friends' page causing important things to slip by.

But hot damn, a house! Whereabouts is it, anyway?
feren From: feren Date: January 15th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: damn my friends page

Bolingbrook, IL. I'm not far from I-55, a road that should be rather familiar to you.
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