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Sitrep from a soon-to-be 28-year-old

Our new apartment is so much better with heat than the one at Springhouse. Part of it is because our windows don’t get direct sunlight; in front we’ve got stairs blocking most of them, and in back we’ve got a deck above us, and the sun doesn’t rise and set directly across from our windows, either. Part of it is being on the ground floor; hot air rises and cool air settles, and I imagine the apartment above us blocks the sun’s heat for us–and when they run their air conditioner, it helps us out too. Part of it is just that these apartments are newer than Springhouse; they’ve likely got better insulation, and it’s obvious that the windows are much nicer.

What that all boils down to is this: it’s 90 degrees out, but I have no need to run the air conditioner.

I love it!

Today has been pretty good so far. I met with a client this morning (the one who lives in a mansion), and that project is going smoothly. Afterwards I checked out Fury’s Ferry Road–all four lanes are open now, and it’s very nice. Somebody even planted pretty flowers on the median.

Since I was there, I decided to stop by 2go-Box and see if Robert was around. I had my laptop with me, and I didn’t have anything else to do, so I figured I could get some work done. He was there, so I settled in and finished up a few new webpages, and then got started on a print ad, which I will finish up either this weekend or Monday morning.

After a couple of hours I realized I was really hungry, so I headed home and made hot dogs and butter noodles. Sean got up for the food and is now in his natural habitat; I’m at my desk, and there’s a load of laundry in the washer.

I really felt terrible the other day. Part of it may have been stress and being tired, but I think a lot of it was allergies. I keep forgetting that I have those. They were never a problem until I moved to Augusta, but now that I’m here I get horrible headaches and a feeling that I just can’t function. I’m pretty positive that’s what was going on Wednesday.

We’ve had some rain, and I think that’s why I felt better yesterday and today.

I haven’t decided yet what to do for my birthday. The general plan is putt-putt, but I’d like to do other stuff too. The main issue for me is how to entertain in this apartment. The TV should work with game systems, presuming we can rent one or get someone to bring one over. But I don’t have a table for people to eat at. We can use the kotatsu and the bar table, and people can also sit on the couch, so it might be okay. I just don’t want people to feel uncomfortable.

Unfortunately, a computer can’t be hooked up to that TV, and we don’t have a DVD player, so if we watch anything it will be on one of our computers. That might be a little weird/uncomfortable, too.

So I don’t know. Maybe I will just plan on eating out and putt-putt, and then we can come back here to hang out and not do anything in particular. That might work out better than trying to figure out how to entertain properly.