6:22 PM EST
my new job is awesome, my new house is not (yet)
My move to Atlanta has been, uh… both extremely frustrating and very enlightening.
Upon arriving at my new rental home last week I was made vaguely aware of some issues, told they would be promptly fixed, and I moved my things into a house with no power, water, or gas. Well, most of the power and most of the water was finally able to be turned on this past Friday afternoon, and gas won’t be turned on until tomorrow. Needless to say, with no heat or hot water here, I have been sleeping on a floor with my cats in a place that I can actually shower. I found my wonderful new roommate on Craigslist a little while back and because her apartment doesn’t expect her out until the 8th, I’ve been able to stay there. Thankfully!
Some things here have been fixed and others have not. The burst pipes were fixed, and as of yesterday so was the leaking sprinkler system which was causing both water damage and noise pollution due to an incessant alarm going off on the front of the building. Don’t worry, I turned the breaker off for that alarm but it meant that quite a few random lights around the place didn’t work. But now they do and I can see in the kitchen! Which unfortunately contains a completely disgusting refrigerator. Some mold you can clean. Some things are forever unclean - aka this fridge. At this point, what I’m waiting on is the gas company finally pulling their act together for me and turning their services on here tomorrow, a new fridge, a new toilet for my bathroom (existing one has a HUGE crack in it), and well, someone was supposed to come patch the drywall in the living room today but they didn’t, because I’m looking at the holes right now. Whatever.
In MUCH BETTER NEWS, I started my new job on Monday and it is so great. Training has been and will continue to be intense but I love learning all about the things. Some of which so far has been scary things about Stranger Danger on the internet which is why I’m obfuscating the name of my employer is. (It’s Beeswax, None of Yours, Inc.)
I am very excited to be here and in this new job and hopefully soon I can settle into my new homes - work and otherwise. :)