Monday, January 28, 2008

Move Complete (For The Most Part)

Our move on Saturday went well, and we moved the vast majority of our stuff into the new townhouse. All that remains now are a few smaller items we left behind, and our computer and desk. Right now, our new place does not have access to cable internet, so we have our computer running at our old place until we absolutely have to move it out. It also means that we have no internet access at home. No email, chess, Scrabulous, or anything else.

Not that we'll have time for it anyway. We bought a bunch of new furniture from IKEA which is going to require many evenings to assemble, plus all of the other stuff that has to be done around a new home. But if we ever need to get online, there are a few places in town that offer wireless internet access.

It seems that many people who buy new homes run into issues, and we don't seem to be an exception. Ours is quite nice generally, no major flaws, but the workmanship in the details is poor (to say the nicest thing about it). There's paint on hinges and door knobs, sloppy silicon work, and a small natural gas leak, to name a few. Equally as bad is the fact that it wasn't cleaned up very well before we moved in, and a lot of the trim, cupboards, etc were dusty from construction work. I'm going to contact our lawyer to find out what, if anything, we can do. The bottom line is, the chain of people from builder to worker is riddled with losers who have built the complex quickly and cheaply, and raked in huge profits. I just hope there is some way to hold them accountable for their shoddy work.

We feel very comfortable in our new place, however, and I think it will feel like home very quickly, and to a greater extent than we did in our suite when we first got married. We also look forward to being closer to many of our friends, and the increased amount of time we can spend with them as a result.

More to come as things progress and we get fully moved in and set up, but not a lot at least for a week while we do all of the work and wait for our internet access to arrive.

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3 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous heather said...

Go DSL. We switched from cable to DSL when we got back from Canada. We have a much better connection now.
Congratulations on the move!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Trooper said...

I will never use DSL unless I am forced to. I've been with cable for at least 8 or 9 years, and have no reason to switch. It is simple to set up and use, and I have found absolutely nothing wrong with its speed. I have downloaded at a rate of over 250kb/second often, which is plenty for almost any user.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Glad you're moved in. I hope you are able to settle the flaws you have encountered.

11:02 AM  

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