May 2nd, 2003

elan montage

apartment in Brookline

Anyone know anyone who's looking for an apartment, and wouldn't mind living in brookline in a very nice house with three guys? they're gaming geek guys, at least...

Rent's $950/mo, it's a nice big bedroom (with a tiny tiny closet, but it comes with the extra vinyl/metal closet thingie I left behind that will hold clothes but take up a little floorspace). There's lots of very nice common space, with a TV room, living room, dining area, and a very nice kitchen. The guys get maid service (one visit per month comes with the rent, and they split the cost of a second visit), so the place is nice and clean.

I've got a couple leads, but I'm stuck in a lease 'til August 1, and afterwards I'd like not to make the guys leave the house for lack of another housemate. I'm already paying May's rent so if you want to move in slowly over that timeframe and start paying in June, that's fine by me.

Location, to be more specific, is a stone's throw from Coolidge Corner.

Oh, and there's a huge backyard with some room for gardening and the like. And a shed. It's a beautiful place, you gotta see it to believe it.
  • Current Mood
    hopeful hopeful

the week in review

Work - It’s looking good. Two weeks and I’m already starting to shift into a higher gear. Infrastructure is in place, first status report sent in, and I now have three projects to work on.

Apartment - it’s starting to look like a place to live... Bed frame is there, but tomorrow the mattress and boxspring will go, if we can borrow the truck a friend is renting to move across town. (Everything else goes ok in my parents’ minivan. I won’t have wireless for a little while there, at least not until I can find out where I packed the Airport, and where I ended up putting the replacement capacitors... *sigh* I was so organized before. Oh, and I need to remember to call electric, gas, phone, and cable companies sometime during business hours early next week. Oops. So I guess the Airport won’t be so relevant for a little while yet.

Laptop - space bar is losing, either not registering or registering twice when I press it. But I just took it off, put it back, and it seems to be ok now. (After editing and entering a bunch more of this, I can verify, the space bar hasn’t misfired for a few minutes now.)

iPod - arrived today, and is beautiful. I’ve got my 10G of music on it (out of 30) and that’s probably as much music as I’ll have on it for a long time to come. I’m going to organize my iTunes library a bit more, lose some of the stuff I’m always skipping, rip more of my CDs that are sitting inert... That kind of thing.

Car - new plates, decided not to go for the vanity plates here in Minnesota. It somehow feels like a Massachusetts thing to do -- whatever that means. So I’m like KYM 277 or something. I am gonna take some photos of the MA plates for the last time tomorrow morning, and then switch ‘em. I also need to take the car into the dealership to get them to top off the coolant (it’s a weird VW-only coolant). ... and I should take my parents’ advice and get the bent-to-hell rim replaced at a junkyard out here. Even after being “fixed” it’s bent enough to lose 4 pounds of pressure over the last 1500 miles.

Politics - I don’t know. I can only hope for 2004. I wonder if I will get to see the first democratic debate... C-SPAN is supposed to have it Sunday, but it didn’t show up on my Replay. Will I have to manual record it?
  • Current Mood
    relaxed relaxed