... so it looks like the loan will go through for buying our dream house, Rainbow's End. This last week was rather hellish -- among other things, the appraiser transposed some digits, and came in with an appraisal for 434 Leigh in San Jose, rather than 343. Cue huge kerfuffle and a quick-turnaround re-do. It was still lower than we needed, apparently, so we can't count the rental income toward my income, and my required mortgage insurance will be higher. We'll refinance when we sell the Starport; hopefully it will be worth more by then.
In other news, I had a colonoscopy (routine screening; nothing to worry about; recommended for anyone over 50) which will have to be re-done because I was too full of sh*t. I.e. the laxative didn't work well enough. WTF?
As usual, there are some links in the notes.
0210 Su * awake at 3:40; took a while to get back to sleep. & discovered when I got up that the UPS had switched off! Weird. Power glitch? * up 7:15; d, n, l; dishes, light @ naamah_darling | On inspiring displays of disability. @ Cecilia Kang Is Right: There Really Could Be A Free National WiFi Network (of Networks) -> Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks @ PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator % (18:25:20) ***mdlbear relaxes. I made a tasty dinner. (18:26:05) mdlbear: Of course, I bought about twice as much tilapia as I needed. Not complaining. 0211 Mo * up 7:15; W=199; d, n, l; dishes, * Got off to a really late start. Left the apt at 8:30. * fax latest Wells report to John : 206-217-0591, or send PDF by email (better) * fax purchase contract addendum to Dave, 206-420-4367 * Finally got the last bit of "ready for QA" stuff from the last sprint working and pushed through. Basically spent all day trying to get the dev environment to work; gave up and went back to qa, which worked flawlessly this time. Some day I'm going to have to figure that stuff out. & Discovered that 2013/01.done didn't exist. Used gitk and found out that I'd appended it to 2012/01.done! Silly bear! Not exactly clear how I did that. * discovered at 10pm that I hadn't updated at all today. Gleep! * humira 0212 Tu * up 5:30; W=200.2; d, n, l; shower, exercise, dishes, light : high praise for whoever decided to explicitly mention black coffee in the list of allowable "clear liquids" @ Health Testing on Mice Is Found Misleading in Some Cases - NYTimes.com @ Locking the bad guys out with asymmetric encryption | Ars Technica tutorial @ PSA: Don’t upload your important passwords to GitHub | Ars Technica DUH! @ Backing up to DreamObjects with Duplicity * apply for social security * WFH * Put boxes of furniture into van. * Glenn came over for dinner; helped unload the van into N's garage. % laxative didn't start working until about 8pm. Could have been worse. * call a cab for tomorrow at 6:45 * put together everything for a quick grab-and-go % with nothing to eat all day, I'm feeling cold. But not hungry. Interesting. 0213 We * up 5:45; W=200.2; -, n, l; * pack up CPAP for procedure. @ Spots vs Games Workshop - Mcah Wiki * 6:45 cab arrives * 7:30 - Harborview colonoscopy Dr. Strate. 6 hours. call Arlene 206-744-2793 at least 2 weeks ahead -> called me, so ok. -> inconclusive -- still full of shit :( -> too murky; have to do it again. :( :( Gluten-free sandwich! I didn't remember taking my drugs; the sedative definitely interferes with memory. So... yeah; I can see why they don't want you driving home. * call Wells Fargo and liquidate account email@example.com 408-244-3500 | 800-678-8038 Fax: 408-244-3027 * got sprung 2pm; very hungry by the time I got to work * put in about 4 hours' work -- 3 in office, 1 in recovery room @ elf: Rider-Waite deck now in public domain * cleaned the piggies' cage 0214 Th * up 6:30; W=200.2; d, n, l; dishes, & spent too much of the work day on a kerfuffle with the house -- the appraiser had done 434 Leigh instead of 343! Gaak! Fixed by end of day, but it was a near thing. 0215 Fr * up 6:40; W=199.0; d, n, l; * walk: 4th, 1st and Railroad Beautiful day, pleasant, a little farther than usual. * It looks like our loan went through! HOUSE! The appraisal on the Starport still didn't come in high enough to help. So I qualified for a loan with 5% down and no rental income. They apparently think I can pay off both mortgages. Say WHAT? I'll take it. : I should get my first social security payment in April. * Got some extra tasks laid on for this sprint. They're functional tests and structurally almost identical to the ones I've been working on. So, easy. Took lappy home so I can work Monday. * N came over for dinner; afterwards we looked at artwork and jewelry. And a toast to the new house. % Did something very unpleasant to my left knee, just by crossing my legs.