November 13, 2004

Thinking of new digs

I've only been at my new job a month now, but things seem to be rolling along. All reports are that I'm doing a good job, and so far the outlook is very favorable. I'm not sure if it's too soon or not, but I'm thinking of moving out of my current abode.

It's not that I'm not beholden to them, but the little things are just stacking up a little too high. I currently live with my "roommate", and his girlfriend, and her eight-year old daughter. There's just something in the human genome that makes a little girl SCREAM at a middle C for hours on end. I just can't put up with that. Especially now that I work for ten to twelve hours a day around jackhammers and hammer-drills. When I hit the house, I'd like a little quiet for a small amount of time. That's not to be had around here. Even when the "little one" is'nt around, her Momma is alway's screaming at the top of her lungs about the lack of money she has, or the state of cleanliness of the house. Basically she's nothing but a Drama Queen (in nothing but the most derogatory use of the term), and I'm more than a little tired of it. My roommate Loves her (and can put up with her shit), so I have to remain silent.

Well I was down at the Marina visiting Mom and Dad this morning, and it seems that there is a vacancy out there. Some of the people who owned a boat out there recently upgraded, so there's a 14 by 40 foot houseboat available for $20 G's. The current owner has a connection with a banke who is wiling to finance the deal, and I am incredibly interested. With the "note" on the vessel, and the slip rental, I'm still coming out better than rent on an average apartment. Also, here's the freedom involved. If I don't like where I'm at, well I can just start the motor and move somewhere else.

If I can resolve the whole "Internet thing", then I will be moving onto a houseboat shortly. Damn I hope it works out like I'd like it to.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at November 13, 2004 09:46 PM

Cool! You'll be a boat person. An ocean dweller. A man married to his boat. :) I know a couple people who live on boats. The only time they are in trouble is during a Hurricane and then they just leave.

How in the hell do you get internet on a boat? I hadn't thought about that...

Posted by: Boudicca at November 13, 2004 11:01 PM

When I'm at the Marina, it's no trouble. I can string a phone cable over to the boat,and get diallup (groan). I'm looking into whether or not I can get my PC to use my cell phone for internet connectivity. If it'll do that, then my problems will just disappear! I'll keep you posted.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at November 14, 2004 08:34 AM

Your current situation sounds about as bad as the new possibility sounds great. Go for it.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at November 14, 2004 11:30 AM

Outstanding! How cool is that.

GO For It!!!

Posted by: Tammi at November 14, 2004 12:09 PM

BTW - what about WiFi? At least that's better than dial up when in the Marina

Posted by: Tammi at November 14, 2004 12:10 PM

Just dock your boat next to someone who has a wireless connection & leech off them :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 14, 2004 12:37 PM
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