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Category: family

07/21/05 11:06 - ID#32115 pmobl

More Stuff from Nonnas

Today took so long. It is just ending now. I feel bad for my mother as she has to say goodbye to her childhood home. So I found copper pipe cutters and put them in the addict at our rental property. One day I will make a water shut off valve for the upper apartment.

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Here are my hand in 1983. My grandfather really loved photocopiers like how I love computers. I wonder how much he would have loved scanners more.

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We inherited a west German crystal swan punch/fruit bowl. It will be the centerpiece at our next dinner party.

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Category: renting

07/21/05 07:35 - ID#32114 pmobl

Still Working on the house

Here I am still working on Nonna's house. Today I washed the windows for the new tenant. Who on Earth does that? My mother made me wash them. The house is still packed with stuff and the tenant moves in tomorrow.

My mother has the strangest priorities, like vacuuming between the matress and the box spring. Because the tenant is only paying $500, getting 2 weeks free, getting a furnished 3 bedroom and we are giving her the bed, multiple sets of bedding and two vacuums, I feel like she could do that herself. Not that I would ever do that for myself even. I think my mom should just shift prioritties to moving the crap out.

To make matters worse (e:matthew) to got in a fight with my mother. It was triggered by my mother insisting we have done nothing,which is clearly a lie as you can see by reading my journal. (E:matthew) actually put all his free time into working here just not in the way my demanding mother wanted. But, while I actually agree with him about most of the content of his argument, he could have just dealt with it better without yelling. They are both screamers. My father is too. I am at my last patient moment for screaming. In fact, this is preciselywhy IM is my prefered method of conversation. That is unless (e:twisted) starts "screaming" with her caplocks down,lol.

The tenant just got here and is already making excuses fornot having august's rent on time, but she did say she loves us like family - great.
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07/21/05 03:07 - ID#32113 pmobl

i really should be sleeping now

But instead I am not tired because I slept too late yesterday
morning. All of a sudden I am very awake an thinking about all of the
things I have to do but have no motivation for. Tommorrow is the last
day working at nonnas before our tenant moves in.

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I decided to program a newer mobile phone posting system based on the p:blogs system I built for (e:shawnr). It is amazing how complicated some things can be. You can learn about how to set up your mobile phone posting account here gohelp:p:pmobl

Using it is free and easy.
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07/20/05 08:26 - 82ºF - ID#32112

My First Real Girlfriend

My first real grilfriend from my high school years is getting married. I am so happy for her. I know for sure that he is one lucky man. Congratulations!
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Category: property

07/20/05 03:06 - 80ºF - ID#32111

The Study Of Creativty

So last night at about 11PM, we began our inquiry into the creative method as part of a study conducted by our neighbor Katie. She is enrolled in the Creative Studies Masters program at Buffalo State.

I am sorrry the picture for this blog were taken with my crappy sidekick1. Someday I will get a better phone. Basically, we were interviewed about a group problem we were having last week. The problme being, deciding on and moving into a home. The process involved lots of paper products. I probably wrote out about 130 post-its. I think the process really needs to be digitlized. In the end we decided on the home that we had decided on before, but we feel much more confident about the decision. Thanks Katie.

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For part of the study, we had to look at these pics. After we completed looking at each level of the picture, we had to guess what we thought it was. For the first three stages I guessed the following.

1. Priests looking at Jesus
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2. Priests looking at Jesus and a stained glass window.
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3. Priests looking at Jesus dressed as a woman.
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Category: thesis

07/19/05 01:36 - 80ºF - ID#32110

Writing the Thesis!

I was writing my thesis for a change when I looked up toot in the thesaurus. It turned out to not be the word I was looking for.

toot - 1. a bout of heavy drinking 2. to inhale an illegal drug, especially cocaine
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Category: renting

07/19/05 06:47 - 80ºF - ID#32109

What landlording sounds like





::DOWNLOAD SOUND::



Here is (e:matthew) smashing out a cabinet, that needs to be replaced. Check out his triceps.

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Category: money

07/19/05 06:33 - 80ºF - ID#32108

Maybe I should just [se|ki]ll myself

Student loans. So owing the money isn't the big part, it is paying the interest back too. Apparently, I owe $58,180.39 for grad school + $20,000 for undergrad.

With interest that the grad school amount comes to $68,075 and this is after (e:terry) consolidated it and with me paying $566.92 per month till 2016.

Another friend of mine who doesn't even have an undergraduate degree makes about 3-4 times as much as I do. But what makes me even more crazy is thinking about all the rich people whose parents could afford to pay for their schooling. How am I supposed to compete with them. They now have all of their salaries to invest in things like a business and mortage/investments while I am going to end up paying about $700/month in student loans.

There's definitely a class system at work here, as well: Rich kids whose parents paid for their Ivy League educations start off their adult lives debt-free; the rest of us desperately trying to avoid middle-class poverty are stuck treading water.
Quoted from: The Case for Student Loan Amnesty


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Category: renting

07/18/05 08:58 - ID#32107 pmobl

Working Hard Till Thursday

Finshed painting the bathtub and cabinet and capped the spickettes. The bathroom is now complete. We also packed stuff in boxes and Iscrapped the old paint to add some new paint. I am tired of it but it looks like our tenant will move in on Thursday night and it will be over for a little while at least.

The washing machine is 500 lbs and is waiting to kill me when it falls down three flights of stairs.
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Category: renting

07/18/05 06:05 - 86ºF - ID#32106

Another Day Landlording

So I thought I would be able to have been done writing my thesis by now. i was quite wrong. I never anticipated how much time landlording takes. Today I had to paint the bathroom cabinet, fix the shower, cap the pipes, and paint the tub. Then I scraped paint from a part of the house and want to begin painting ASAP. It is so time consuming.

I forgot the sidekick I piece of crap phone so I don't have any pictures of today's progress. You will just have to beleiev me that it occurred ;)
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