October 23rd, 2000

It's Official

Julie and I moved the last of my things out of the manor yesterday. So we officially live together now. We're both very happy about it, too. :)

Now we just need to unpack all my stuff. I do hate moving. I hope we stick where we are for a long, long time.

I'm trying to think how many times I've moved in the past five years. Ugh. Too many. But every step has been a step up, and sometimes even a huge leap.

Here's a little moving scorecard for you folks keeping track at home:

June 1995    Marydel, DE/MD  -->  North East, MD
Dec  1996    North East, MD  -->  Gateway Village, Newark, DE
Aug  1997    Gateway Village -->  Woodshade Dr, Newark, DE
June 1998    Newark, DE      -->  Stockton, CA
May  2000    Stockton, CA    -->  Citrus Heights, CA
Oct  2000    Citrus Hts, CA  -->  Sacramento, CA (YAY!)
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Resistance is Futile

David had some insights on my relationship with Julie. He started to say I was like a leach, but then corrected himself when he realized I'm the opposite of a leach. David says I'm absorbing Julie into my world. I'm assimilating her. I'm the borg of relationships.

He was referring to our living arrangement. It's sort of true. I've decided to get all new living room furniture, but it's not Julie's stuff we're getting rid of. It's just the model furniture. It wasn't chosen for comfort. I think they picked it to make the space look as large as possible: Light colors. Love seats. Glass surfaces. It's so sterile. It's not real furniture. It's faux-niture.

I want something more warm and inviting. Some earthtones would be nice. I know Julie likes the southwestern pastel motif, but she'll have to enjoy it in other rooms of the house. Like the bedroom and dining room.

My goal is not to make the house mine. I want to make it ours. If some guy moved into your house and decided to refurnish everything, you wouldn't mind so much, would you?

Sound Card Update

Like you care.

Anyway, I tried to put the SB PCI512 in Julie's computer. Same problems. The card is fried. I think Flanders fried it. Not that I care. I took it back to Fry's intending to walk out with a SoundBlaster Live! Platinum 5.1. They were sold out. We called like half the computer retailers in the city, and everyone is out of SoundBlasters. I didn't realize they were so in demand. We eventually grabbed the last one at a CompUSA. And I love it. It doesn't sound any different from the SB Live! Value, but the LiveDrive is really neat. It's like a thing you mount in a drive bay on the front of your machine, and it conncets to the sound card. It puts all the inputs and outputs on the front, and it has a remote control sensor.

I recommend it highly.

I moved the SBLive! Value into Julie's machine, and although it's still acting a little weird, I think it's more stable. Time will tell.

Money Problems

I don't complain about money problems very often.

Before we went to buy the new furniture on Saturday, I figured I should check my account to see if I had enough money to pay for everything.

I was shocked.

My account balance was WAY higher than I expected it to be. My availalbe balance was thousands of dollars higher than I thought it was supposed to be. Upon inspecting my transaction records, I found that my direct deposit had been deposited three times. All three transactions were still pending.

This morning I checked again. One of the transaction has cleared. The other two vanished.
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