I’ll be moving the computer over to the new place tomorrow, and cable won’t be hooked up until Wednesday. So much for the 24-48 hours quoted to me last week by the airhead cs rep. But thats a whole ‘nuther story.
I received the package from the publishing company today! It was exciting to see the contract to sign, but a little upsetting (truly, it was only slightly) to see that they had decided against two designs. I think this only bothered me because they decided it after I spoke to the rep last week, so I thought they were all being accepted. Hey, rejection is a part of the game, right? I can take it like a big girl 🙂 I think they weren’t included because they don’t exactly “match” the rest of the items (though they are similar). I can see where the accepted designs form more of an exclusive group now. And, I’ll just submit these elsewhere when I have the time.
I’m heading to bed now, gotta get up early early early to finish moving the big stuff over, then I have to clean the apartment and continue priming the walls. Miss me much!
It’s amazing how much promise a new home can hold. I love my new apartment. Absolutely love it. It’s bigger, has washer/dryer hookups, and NICE NEIGHBORS! Omg. I met my immediate neighbors today- two very nice college girls, who love kids and offered to babysit anytime I needed it! We had a wonderful conversation, and it was so fabulous I nearly cried. Seriously. You have no idea how isolated I am in the ghetto. The only white girl around. Hell, I’m one of only 3 white people period (and ostracized because of it). No one speaks English, and those that do use it to sell drugs. Normal neighbors. What a relief.
After posting the above entry, I decided to take one more load of stuff over, and met 3 more of my neighbors! Everyone is SO NICE! The couple across from me has two children, a 2 year old boy and a 6 year old girl! The kids hit it off right away while the mom and I chatted, and then hugged each other when it was time to leave. Everybody say awww! This is so freakin perfect. I’m so happy!
Not about the move, I’m totally jazzed about that! However, upon returning to the ghetto, I discovered that someone has popped open the lock on my mailbox AGAIN and stolen all my mail. AGAIN. I had the rental office place a brand new lock on it about a week or two ago. It was fine yesterday, so someone did that today. So, I just called the police. Again. They’re supposed to send an officer out, I suppose they could dust for fingerprints. Not only is this NOT the first time it has happened to me, there were other broken locks a few weeks ago. Although, as far as I can tell mine is the only one broken now. Bastards. What concerns me is the package I’m waiting on from the publisher- I swear to some higher power it had better not have been in there. I also forgot to mention to ya’ll that someone stole my package from Good Yarn Karma right out of the rental office. Karma baby. I hope it kicks this person (or persons) in the ass. Twice. Oooh, and someone was tampering with my deadbolt lock over the weekend. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO out of here.
I’m off to download my “before” pictures and have a slightly better evening…I hope!
On a happier note, here are a few quick shots of the new place. For comparison, first there is a picture of my current building (taken from my car, because I don’t want to flash my camera in front of any of these theives). And the last picture is the view from my new balcony (I’m on the second floor)
Guess who signed her lease and got keys to a much better (and safer!) apartment this morning?! WHOOHOO! They had another 2 bedroom open up (someone decided not to rent it after all) and it was available immediately. I’m so jazzed! I’m packing up a few things in the van and going to grab my mom- I’ll take before pics to share with everyone! WHOOHOOO! Say goodbye to the ghetto!
I just got a call from the publishing company- they want to offer me a contract!! And, out of all the items I sent (there were many!), they only want to make one change (only in size!!) I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta go get dressed, my Mom and I are going out to celebrate!
Two squishy things to share today! I bought Jack one of those baby self feeder thingies (exact name? I’m not sure, I threw the package away already…) and he spent the day squishing up cantaloupes and grapes 🙂
And the second one- I made a softie! I’m not sure if it’s a mouse or a monkey, or whatever, but I love it! The ears are off center, the arms are too fat and the face is a little off. But she’s my first and I think she’s sweet 🙂 Now that I’m done sewing her, I’m going to get back to the LCT. Hopefully I’ll finish it tomorrow!
The other apartment that is. So it’s on to the more expensive place in about a week!