Today was signing off on the disclosure paperwork. What was disclosed was mostly good:
- The house, its plumbing and electric and appliances are sound.
- It is not on a fault line but the ground will liquify somewhat during a major quake.
- It is in a 100-year flood zone, but chances of an actual flood are zero.
- There is minor termite and fungus damage which the current owner will pay to repair.
- One of the toilets needs to be re-seated with a new seal. I get to pay for that. I did that once, but I'd rather have a plumber do it.
- Escrow will close 11/21
There was a bill for the building inspection, $100 less than the estimated cost
There was a receipt for my payment of the termite inspection
Now that I know the close date, I called the moving company and left voicemail asking for a December 5 move. That's a week from Thanksgiving. It's also the King of Thailand's birthday. He will be 86. The last time I moved, we played voicemail tag a little, and the move went well, so I am not concerned.
Walked over to the apartment office with a pair of forms filled out, one was an application to terminate the lease early, the other was a standard intent to vacate. Unfortunately, the management is sticking to the terms of the lease, which means they won't accept a payoff to end the lease early. Most places I have lived will take either an extra month's rent or the difference between the lease rent amount and the month-to-month rent amount ($425 a month). But with the termination application comes the deal that if they rent out the place before Jan 24, I'll get a pro-rated refund. I had to wait about 10 minutes to talk to the manager, there was a lot of traffic - people signing leases. I suspect the apartment won't stay empty long. I set the vacate date for 12/8.
Time to buy some boxes. Books, CDs, DVDs, old family photos can be packed away right now, I can bear to not have them handy for a few weeks.
In tech news, Internet Explorer is my new default browser. Firefox has done something to font settings which make the characters break up and become unreadable. Same font settings in IE look fine. Chrome is also a little weak. And somehow it lost the add-on to warn me if I close more than one tab at a time.
Should have done something outdoors today, but didn't. Went out onto the patio to read, started nodding off so I took a nap. Had a low blood sugar reading at about 3 pm, made a couple of roti (I still had curry left over from last night). Watched some of the Stanford game, and switched to UW when it came on. Stanford had a tough time against the Beavers, Washington trounced Cal after a slow start. Also saw AZ knock off CO. Makes me miss the Pac-8, when all the teams were an easy drive from the ocean. Except Wazoo, that is. But at least the state has ocean front property.
Kaan was on the top tier of the tall cat tree, trying to fight with a nail hole in the wall which looks from a distance like a little black bug. So I grabbed the laser pointer, hoping to give him a better target, but as soon as he heard me lift it (there's a key chain) he zoomed down from the tree and stood right in front of me, waiting for the red dot. He chased it all over the place, but he knows what it is. I'm guessing his previous owners played red dot with him a lot. Domino just stayed in her spot on the carpet under the TV table rack and stared.
pof.org "plenty of fish" is a free, amateurishly built dating web site. Janice recommended it. Filled out the profile 3 days ago, uploaded photos, and this morning got email from them suggesting I fill in my profile and upload some pictures. It also made the ludicrous suggestion that I should respond to profiles which do not have photos, because those women are apt to reply more than those who do have photos posted. Nope. If a woman does not have a photo up she is either technically inept, thinks she is ugly, or she is trying to cheat on someone.
I spent 20 minutes re-doing the profile because half the drop-downs did not have choices which applied to me, and they don't allow leaving those blank. Hair color did not include white. Religion did not include atheist or "none". There was no choice for dating women whose children do not live with them. They lumped BBW with "a few extra pounds" for women I would date. Hugely fat women are not attractive to me, but I'm okay with a few extra pounds. Very few.
When I clicked "save" it didn't. I did it over, this time saving every two or three lines.
Plans for tomorrow:
Minor chores. Take out the garbage, which includes, this time, the flattened boxes which are bungeed in the livingroom.
If it's a nice day, go to a park or something. If not, the Tech Museum.
U-haul for boxes