Renting Rant

(I’m sorry in advance for the whining.) Are people idiots?  Seriously. In our 9-unit complex we’ve had the following problems in the past year+: * someone dumped two bags of cement down the drain wherein lies the pump to keep the garage from flooding * someone had been feeding the local cats to ensure our […]

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Drowning

The good:  Little Red is all better.  He hasn’t had an episode since yesterday morning, has had all normal bodily functions, and is eating solid foods again.  I’m so glad.  It was hard to see him sick, as he’s ill so rarely.  When he first got sick he was screaming; he had no recollection of […]

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Technical Difficulties

Remember how this Saturday was supposed to be different from last Saturday? It is. It’s not even 9:30 am and Paul is already traisping around town with our tower. Last night we thought the video card died, then assumed it was the graphics card. With a new graphics card plugged in the problem persisted so […]

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Deposit Drama

The only reason I physically enter a bank anymore is if I have a Canadian cheque, as everything else I can do online or at the ATM.  Last week was one such time, and armed with an extra adult (my stepmother) I got in line.  She took Little Red to the comfortable chairs and magically […]

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Renting Rant

It took two weeks after we got our new phone number for my landlords to make the change in our intercom (although they had told me they’d do it that day.)  I don’t like the new intercom because it comes in through our telephone and I never know if it’s someone at the door or […]

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There was a time I liked cats…

… and there was a time when I thought the culprit of our apartment feline odors was the mangy cat of those neighbours who left last fall (you know, those, the ones who were living in filth.)  But they’ve been gone since November and we’ve had two incidents this month.  We’ve officially seen the stray […]

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I Revolve Around You

Dear Earthlink, Did I win the lottery, or do all of your new customers receive the same poor service? We did our research before singing up with you and felt that we had made a good decision. It appeared that we were receiving the best service at the best price, and JD Power and Associates […]

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Dialing my Dreams of DSL

According to the most recent representative with whom I’ve spoken, tonight at 5pm I’ll either have my service activated completely or I’ll be able to get definitive answers. I’d be happier about it if I wasn’t such a cynic, it’s just that I’ve heard these promises before. After all, our activation date was December 18th. […]

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