Friday, May 04, 2007

i'm back, bitches!!

fucking finally!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

the update ...

I guess this will teach me to refrain from optimism.

I didn't take a new place because work was being done and I thought I'd soon have power and thus be able to keep living the cheap rent life.

Yesterday — Wednesday, the inspector came out and OK'd the work. A little after 1 p.m., as I was leaving my apartment, a power utility bucket truck was on the scene. I did a little internal "woo-hoo," thinking I'd have power when I got home later that afternoon.

I didn't.

Seems the electrician botched things. When the utility went to energize the lines, there was a short on the building side. According to the power guys, the work never should have passed inspection.

Nice, huh?

The building owner's representative hates me and one other tenant, who have been constantly bitching about the situation. He told her that she complains too much. Over piddling things, like not having power for 12 days ... 13 now.

As I left, the electrician was on the scene. I talked to the other tenant last night, who said she was told things would be fixed today, and we'd have power again.

I won't hold my breath.

The building owner's representative has threated to find a way to block power from my unit once power is restored, and he and the electrician were standing at the bottom of my stairwell near my power meter when I left today.

So you might want to check back here in the next few days, as My Favorite Person has the "keys" here, just in case I'm indicted for murder or something of that sort ...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. ...

Still no power.

Landlord of the building needs to get from from utility, then get inspection by gov't. agency, then utility will reconnect power.

So far, none of that's been done.

And boy, oh boy does it suck.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

hopes for Monday ...

So the electricians worked Friday ... and then Sunday (today). I talked to the main electrician about 10 minutes ago, and everything is done from their end. All that's needed is a government safety inspection, then reconnection of lines by the power utility. He's pretty confident power will be back on at the building in the afternoon ... and only 10 days after we lost it.


Some of the things that I've done since losing power:

• Cleaned up a bit, throwing a lot more junk out (and some more still to come).

• Watched a lot of movies this week (air-conditioned theaters, no TV/cable) -- in no particular order, I've seen "Shooter," "Fracture," and "In the Land of Women." In about 30 minutes, it'll either be "Next" starring Nicholas Cage or "Blades of Glory."

• Sweated in the semi-dark, including whilst trying to sleep. I think I've only had one real good, long, restful night of sleep in my apartment ... it was very rainy Saturday night, so it was cool and breezy all the way up till noon.

• I've driven my truck more in the last 10 days than in the previous month. The homebody became a leaving-the-hot-dark-homebody.

• Found an Internet cafe that is very cool and helpful, even though I'm the only one over 21 playing World of Warcraft there at varying hours.

• Eaten a lot of cheap meals in cheap restaurants.

• Read four books and have just started my fifth.

• Played poker twice ... losing both nights on bad beats, unfortunately.

• Just today I: ate a lazy breakfast at a diner-esque place and did the Sunday crossword puzzle; got the oil on my truck changed (long overdue); saw a movie; went to the bookstore (and bought the fifth book mentioned above); bought a new bed, complete with frame, headboard and nightstand, as well as a new, comfy desk chair; moved said furniture up into my apartment; swept the stairs up to my apartment, as well as most of the living room ... and I'm currently blogging and almost ready to head for the theaters.

That's it ... look for a much more boring week ahead for me ... IF the power actually is reconnected tomorrow.