For those of you who’ve noticed, I’ve began to chronicle my and El’s lives here at Janicek.com. I’m not going to make any promises, but I’m beginning to like using this website as somewhat of a journal. There may be times when I write, other times I may not. We’ll see!
I’ve added a link to my archive at the bottom of this page. I’ve put all of February’s entries in this archive.
And remember, the Janicek.com forum is no longer password protected, so feel free to use it to satisfy any textual whims!
In the news… nothing really new today. I had to scoot around on the trusty Shadow in the cold drizzle that this day brought to mail off an item that I sold on eBay.
I had to call TXU (Temple’s utility company) to make sure I have electricity and hot water upon my arrival. I was told that I am going to have to pay a $150 deposit unless I can provide a credit reference letter from the City of Austin Utilities proving that I have been a customer in good standing for the past 12 months.
Well, I’ve been a good utilities customer, always, but you’d think the brains at a utility company could take it upon themselves to run a credit check among their cohorts just like any other business would. Get a copy of your credit report and you’ll see what I mean. It’s pretty easy for anyone to find out about your credit.
So, I had to sit on hold for over 20 minutes with the City of Austin Utilities to request this stupid letter that’s going to save yours truly 150 smackers.
And get this… In November of 2000, El and I moved in together in a 2 bedroom apartment. Prior to that, she lived right below me – both of us lived in 1 bedroom apartments. Not but 2 weeks before we moved out of those singles and into our current, roach-ridden ghetto dorm, the apartment complex put ice makers into our refrigerators. Just before we could get any use out of them.
You’ll never guess what the nice people of Bristol Square did for us today… hmmm… give up? They put an ice maker in our refrigerator. How sweet of them. Kind of funny, just yesterday I put in our notice to fulfill lease and vacate. If you want to know how El and I have recently felt about our current apartment, click here.
Well, tomorrow it’s back to Temple. We’re going to load up my personal effects and try to get me somewhat settled in.