22 April 2014
After work this afternoon, Hal and I went to look at a few more apartments. The amazing thing is that we looked at some places that we checked on the last time we moved 2 years ago. Things have improved at several of these communities. Places that we walked away from before have been improved, and are now rather reasonable options for us. The timing remains the main obstacle that we cannot overcome, since availabilities are unknown at this time. If nothing else, we have acquired a few more options to keep our eyes on.
One factor that can never be overstated is the agent that shows the property. The last place we visited had an agent that was extremely interested in what Hal and I were looking for. She took the time to answer all of our questions, and by the time we finished the tour, we felt as if we could easily live in that community. I know that all agents are trained to behave in this manner, but Brenda pulled it ofrf without any visible effort at all.
Hal and I will be going back to see a few more models in the community on Friday. This community has an outstanding chance to move up our list of consideration rapidly. The best thing is that we are compiling a nice list of options to choose from when the time is right. That almost guarantees us of finding a place that we will want to live in at the right time.
After a miserable Winter, it seems that Spring has finally arrived here. I am sure of this because my allergies have begun to act up due to all of the pollen in the air around here. It is the only thing about Spring that I find unwelcome, but I know that it will pass in a few weeks and I will feel much better about things. I will gladly endure the sniffles in order to bring the warm weather here for good.
20 April 2014
This is a test to see how well the LibreOffice Writer program fills my needs as I write. I suspect that things will work rather well. Once I get the hang of this program. I suppose that some people really know how to make the best of a weekend, I am probably not one of them, because I am here trying out software. I think of it as being frugal and not spending money that I don't really need to spend in the in the first place.
At least this is a beautiful afternoon and I am sitting by the open window and enjoying the breeze along with the pollen that it is carrying with it at this time of the year. There will be many more weekends just like this as the weather gets warmer.
So far, the LibreOffice software is working just fine. There are little tricks and shortcuts that I will adjust to as time goes by, but I am satisfied with it for my Linux machine for the time being.
As the early evening settles in, it is time to mentally prepare myself for the workday that looms tomorrow. I already have a good idea what awaits me at the office in the morning, it is just a matter of being ready to dive in and get started first thing in the morning. The real question is whether or not the coworkers will bother to show up at all tomorrow. That is their decision, and not mine.