Tuesday, February 05, 2002
Signing our lives away
Rob and I head over to the rental community to sign some twenty-two pages of rental agreements. The process is simple—they hand Rob the page and explain what this page is for. Rob scans it, then signs and dates it. He then hands it to me, I scan, sign and date it and place it to one side.
Page after page. Twenty-two pages. Listen, scan, sign, date, hand, scan, sign, date, place. The only real pause is Rob making sure he can park his hearse in the parking lot. Unlike the last time he asked, it was decided that he could park it in the rental office parking lot (which is across the street from our building, so it's not that far). Rob was satisfied with that, and we continued with signing.
We then did a tour of the actual unit, filling out “Move-in Inventory & Condition Form” (which we have three days to finish and turn in) and discussing ideas of where to set up the new Computer Room (I prefer a room dedicated for this, Spring wants to set it up in a more public area of the house. Rob doesn't care where it is).
I'm still overwhelmed at how fast things are moving.
So once again I threw myself into work trying not too hard to think about the impending move. I informed my contact that what I attempted didn't work, so the format was simplified—all I had to do was generate one summary per page, and he'll take care of formatting it four per page using a traditional word processor. Then it was a matter of formatting the output like he wanted, and making adjustments as I found shortcomings in certain reasonable assumptions I had made. Nothing horrible, or very difficult.
Pretty mindless, actually.
And as you might be picking up, I'm still a bit freaked about moving.
It's taking some time to get used to the clock I purchased at the Miami HAMFest. It's a 24-hour analog clock so when it says 6:00 pm (okay, it really reads 1800) it looks like it's 9:00 pm (okay, 2100). It's still a very cool clock, with the current day (Tuesday), date (5) and a third smaller 12-hour clock (with hour hand only) that can be set for another time zone (currently set for Sweden).