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30 July 2007 @ 12:57 pm
Really. Really. Screwed.  
I really need to flail about how I'm temporarily yet seriously financially screwed for just a second here:


.... *feels better now*

Other things I'm freaking out about:

1) My stove/oven/inside-of-cabinets are not sufficiently bleached.
2) I own furniture that is not collapsible.
3) I have wall hangings and curtain rods I have not yet hung on the wall, but am not sure if I should hang them, because that is a sign of Permanence In A Way That Will Someday Involve Spackle.

I want to go home and throw out all my stuff, but I should wait to be in a less compulsive mood, because the last time I did that, I ended up with no pants. No, really. Not a single pair of pants.
am: werk
feel: crazycrazy
A.j.: hugsaj on July 30th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
1. This can be fixed soonish.
2. This is okay! You have Sister to help you move it! (..right?)
3. Spackle is roughly $3 for a small jar. You are okay! I think. If this scares you, I shall come visit and help you spackle.

Little Red: aw - cj/d *hugz* - natushkamylittleredgirl on July 31st, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
1. Well, except the part where I'm kind of neurotic, and might end up going over the thing with a microscope to make sure I've got it all. ;)

2. I'm not actually going anywhere right away, so is okay. :) I just panic sometimes about how I can't get everything I own into my car by myself. Sister has insisted that we get professional movers next time.

3. Is it easy? Do I just stick gunk in a hole? Perhaps I can get the paint number from the rental office and then I could be ready to touch up paint, and then could hang my pictures! They're very cute. One has a zebra.

Sally: houseworkslm76 on July 30th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
No pants? That's impressive.

I often think about throwing everything out and starting over. It would just make life so much easier. Instead, I'm waiting until hubby goes away for a week and then I'm just going to GUT the place.
Little Red: cheer - cleaning - foldedwingsmylittleredgirl on July 31st, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
I know! But I was on a roll. I had about six articles of clothing all together by the end of it. I had to do laundry three times a week until my next Goodwill trip.

Stuff takes so much energy to own. It's hard to throw out someone else's stuff, though, so I wish you luck. But it's amazing how much lighter you feel and how much energy you get doing it -- it seems like a daunting task, but seriously, start with one drawer and that'll give you energy for the next one. :)

And take stuff to a second-hand junk shop type place and even get some extra money! I'm totally going to do that tonight & tomorrow in my attempt to make rent this month. *eeps*

Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on July 30th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
how are you financially screwed? call if you'd rather not post about such things...
Little Red: b5 - corps is mother - thatfangirlmylittleredgirl on July 31st, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
*repost due to wayward html tags*
It's not that bad, just a lot of things happened all at once (hence the temporaryness of it)... I had to pay off my credit cards with no warning, which drained all my bank accounts (my cards were on my dad's business account and he was cancelling the accounts); my company's direct-deposit is screwed up so I'm going to be getting my next paycheck 10 days after rent is due; my company owes me about $1000 because I buy all the office supplies out-of-pocket (which makes total sense, since I make the least money of anyone here); my rent went up by $100/month...

Et cetera. I just flipped a little this morning because I have about $14 going into the end of the month when everything's due. ;) But you know me, I hide money in socks, and I'll just make arrangements to pay things late somehow, and then once I get my paychecks I'll be able to skate by until I finally get reimbursed.... and my office just won't have any new office supplies until I have money!

So things are okay. Or will be okay, once I figure out how to get through the next month or two with all the crazy licensing expenses and, you know, RENT in two days.
Lisa Yaeger: trip/t'pol one demand: anrlisayaeger on July 31st, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Re: *repost due to wayward html tags*
*says the obvious*

I really think you need to tell your company to get you a purchasing card that is billed directly to them. It's not only unfair to ask you to do it, but it creates a liability for you that really is unacceptable IMHO.

/HR rant
Little Red: jake - diane wtf - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on July 31st, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Re: *repost due to wayward html tags*
Believe me, I've done that. I've taken it to everyone I can. I haven't always been the one who paid, it just landed on me because the people who were paying -- higher-ups in the company -- left the company.

They keep telling me they're "working on it," and to stop asking... and then that this is the system we're going to use. *shrugs* Sucks, but I love my job, so I can't leave based on this requirement of it.
Lisa Yaegerlisayaeger on July 31st, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Re: *repost due to wayward html tags*
Totally understand that. I hope this bit of time where you can't buy them makes them rethink this policy. No one is going to change it unless it affects them directly. Another idea is just to apply for a credit card in their name and get someone to sign off on it. My guess is that no one wants to be bothered, but it would be fine if someone else did the legwork. Good luck!
-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on July 31st, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)

And for hanging pictures without damaging walls, Ooks are my new best friend!!
scottchieur on July 31st, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
do you happen to have a link? googling ooks seems less than immediately enlightening. where do you buy such strangely-named devices?
scottchieur on July 31st, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
oh, and s--

i know about temporary financial screwedness. it's called "grad school."

(actually, it's just that i planned more poorly than i thought i did for my summer income slump.)

but yes, empathy empathy empathy.

and my suggestion for buying your office supplies, if all else fails, is to get yourself a separate credit card--in your name--for those purchases. and then, if they don't pay you back in a timely manner, just include a line item for reimbursement of the interest. they probably won't notice. if they object, i'm all for slowdowns and stoppages. seriously.
רותם שחר (Ro): fordroothekittykat on August 1st, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
i know about temporary financial screwedness. it's called "grad school."

(actually, it's just that i planned more poorly than i thought i did for my summer income slump.)

me too! it's quite annoying/frustrating.
Little Red: trek - dax ooh! - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on August 7th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
That's an unbelievably awesome suggestion. TOTALLY doing that. I need to apply for new cards for me, so I'll get one for buiness expenses as well and keep it all separate.

You are smrt! Zis is why you are in grad school getting poor!
-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on July 31st, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
I got them in the hardware section at Home Depot, but can't find them on their website. Here's a value pack of different kinds from Linens'n'things: http://www.lnt.com/sm-ook-professional-picture-hanger-value-pack--pi-1357058.html

Though at Home Depot I bought the ones I wanted individually... Here's a link from Aubouchon: http://brands.hardwarestore.com/ook.aspx
רותם שחר (Ro): crazy Standoffroothekittykat on August 1st, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)

luckily it's only temporary, and will be fixed soonish, so this is already a good thing.

1. bleached? as in not clean enough? or don't completely smell of disinfectant? not the right color??

2. collapsible furniture might fall on me! *hides* in order to better transport it all?

3. ...what is spackle? what is it used for? to cover holes?

hee, no pants. That's kind of funny, and quite impressive.
Little Red: wayside - established fact - phibbymylittleredgirl on August 7th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
1. bleached as in "omg, I am totally neurotic and there might be microscopic life forms still alive and FORMING MOLD!"

2. Yes, in order to better transport. Now that I have non-collapsible furniture it will require at least 6 hours of planning before moving.

3. Spackle is indeed used to fill holes. :)