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There's a little for everyone in this one. Please read? :)

My pokemans! Let Me Show You Them!

Thanks to for the pointer.

Also it is important to note that the party at my house on Saturday is not my official "house warming" party but mostly a venue for the amusingly named annual event "strippers and dirty magazines" which is not as illicit as it sounds, I promise.

Actual housewarming party plans will exist in August or so. We will be actually moved in by then. It would be earlier but some people require at least 2 weeks notice, as well as my ailing grandma who cannot travel out to Detroit will be in town back home, and we need to go visit her, and that's in late July / early August. All the timing for that is up in the air but it will actually likely be really close to our first anniversary as well. Yay? ๐Ÿ™‚

If you will be in attendance THIS SATURDAY, and seek to sit somewhere other than my back step, crosslegged on my porch, or the grass, you are advised to bring a chair. We have 4 with our patio table. We account for two of them.

Utilities ordered to be changed: Check. Power/Gas/POTS Telephone/Cable TV and (temporary) Cable Modem will be ready Friday.
Appliances ordered: Will arrive Saturday, Check. Ever bought a stove and refrigerator from the parking lot of a random bank?* I now have. Sprint PCS EVDO and The Home Depot combined make it possible!
Insurance purchased: Check. Muhaha. Thanks .
Loan paperwork and arrangements finalized: Check
Financial instrument to reimburse previous owner for overpaid property tax: Will be acquired before closing.

Less than 36 hours until I drop more money than I've ever spent in my life on anything. Yikes.

I filed an ASR for our A Links today.

I gave a rural school district more bandwidth than I thought was possible in their neck of the woods today.

I saw fireworks.

Something something something south central L.A.
so I say it was a good day.

* I was making a pit stop cause my car was being a bitch and I happened to pull into a flagstar bank lot.


In case it wasn't completely obvious, the white car I posted a crappy photo of the other day is now my car.

I drove it today.


I feel like I'm in the lap of luxury. I'm going to make a comparison table:

1983 S10 Blazer 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso
smelled of gas fumes Only does so while fueling
allowed exhaust into the passenger cabin doesn't, unless the door is open
~8 mpg ~+20mpg
No power mirrors Power mirrors
Has no passenger side mirror All mirrors functional
Tinted Windows Tinted Windows
Tailgate Tailgate
No back window Back window
No back window Rear Wipers
Wipers, with intermittent setting Intermittent setting on this car is actually intentional
AM/FM Cassette Stereo with line in via 1/8" patch cable AM/FM radio, no cassette or line in
2 speakers At least 4
2 door 4 (dual sliding doors)
Seats 2-4 depending on number of pop bottles in car Seats 7 with room for lots of empty pop bottles
Carburetor Carb free!
v6 something v6 3.3L (?)
Power window (trying to operate the passenger side blows the fuse) Power Windows – all of them even!
A/C and Heat (who needs a compressor though, anyway (IOW: AC setting existed, nothing else did)) Dual comfort zone with A/C AND Heat, selectable with pushbutton instead of hand in the dash pulling cables
Car loses all cabin power (lights and accessories) when you hit bumps Occasionally the power locks go crazy when you hit a bump, but that's probably something obvious
Starts up if you ask nicely Starts up if you turn key
Grinding noise when you hit bumps no noise at all. In fact, what bump?
Reeks of gas and other car fluids Reeks of soccer mom
car, go? cargo!
Floor of car contains more oil than persian gulf probably enough baby puke or something like that to make a baby out of
shares the burden of a rainstorm takes rain like a man

Yea, so as you can see, it doesn't suck. It's actually pretty cool.