Candy Rant

"I killed a rat with a stick once."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Adjustment Period Begins

We got to our rental house last night, having never seen it before. A friend of ours, who also happens to have introduced us, and so is the hub of this Scott and Candy airline, came to look it over for us, and deemed it acceptable.

Which it was, except for the air conditioner not working when we got here, and the amazing layers of filth the former residents left. OK, not like featured-on-Oprah dirty, but very annoyingly dirty, everywhere. We cleaned the bejeezus out of our house in Phoenix when we left. Four people, including Scott and I and 2 friends, spent 7 hours cleaning. Mopping, washing baseboards, turning the place inside out with various cleaning products. It glimmered.

Then we get here to squalor. The bar has been set so low for cleaning that when we leave this rental house in a year, we will not be cleaning ONE SPECK. In fact, we may throw a mud-wrestling and corn-shucking and pudding-puking party the night before, and leave the remains on the carpet.

In other areas of moving glitches, our truck full of stuff is two days late. This would not be a problem if only we hadn't lined up 4 moving guys to unload the truck when it gets here. We've rescheduled them twice, and now have lost them, and if this were Phoenix we could drive our pick-up down to the Home Depot any morning of the week and pick up some illegals who are milling around outside looking for work. But it is not Phoenix.

I start teaching at the Big Giant University again a week from Monday. Next week is some tech training for how to teach from an e-book, which terrifies me. It will hurt. I just know it will. I would rather use something I'm more savvy with. Like flash cards.


  • At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tech training - you've got it. Just remember all those engineering skills you developed your freshman year at the little university we spent time at - Poola

  • At 9:23 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    Poola, you know very well that I was an engineering major for approximately the same length of time as the lifespan of a fruit fly.

  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger Citlali said…

    wow, it just sucks to deal with OPD - other people's dirt... sucks! 'Hope it's cute otherwise. I'm sending you many hugs!!! = ]

  • At 7:09 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    OPD! Never heard that one!

    You know, it IS pretty cute. There's a sunken family room with a fireplace and some of those cubbyhole/bookshelves with lights inside.

    It's just WAY smaller than our Phoenix house. We're trying to figure out how to cram stuff in.

  • At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aside from the moving horrors (and believe me I'm having flashbacks from my own experiences--still), I wish a great big WELCOME HOME to you both. You'll adjust. Trust me, we all have adjusted... Ha! Here's wishing you some down time to relax at Radio Maria's (it damned well better still be there or I'm not ever coming over there). heheh

  • At 11:23 PM, Anonymous JWebb said…

    "Bread - that this house may never know hunger.
    Salt - that life may always have flavor.
    Wine - that joy and prosperity may reign forever."

    It's a Wonderful Life.

    Sleep tight.

  • At 11:50 PM, Blogger Candy Rant said…

    I haven't even checked on Radio Maria yet! Need to do that. Several of my favorite businesses are Gonesville.

    JWebb, thank you for the blessing. Very nice.


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