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And the train keeps on going…

21 Mar

Yes, it happened. I lost my marbles. Has anyone seen them?

I still have no definite news about the job I wrote about last time, but it’s looking very promising. In about a week I should know more if they can hire me for sure.

So that’s enough to keep myself occupied for now. You would think….

I moved to my current house last November. I’m renting this house from a friend who’s had it up for sale for nearly 2 years. No way that it was going to be sold any time soon and no way that she was going to lower the price. Until 2 weeks ago. My friend told me she decided to lower the price and someone came to take a look. The made a bid and she took it.

A week ago there was the phonecall: the house had been sold, the transaction will be on May 14th.

I’m happy for her that she finally got to sell the house so she can move on. But where am I going to go! She’s a great friend though so from the start she said she would do everything to can to help me out. And she did! She set me up with her real estate agent who just got an appartment to rent. Went to check in out this morning and presto: I will have a new home in May, in the same city. It’s actually a 15 minute walk from here.

I’m so relieved, sleep hasn’t been my friend this last week.

So, once again, I’m preparing a move. I’m getting the hang of this now, but please I’m done for now. Really, I am. With any luck I’ll be starting my new job at the same time as moving to my new house.

I know I said 2012 was going to be the year of change for me. Never thought it would be this extreme though.

Ah well, never a dull moment!

 

Lost without technology

27 Aug

Let’s see, my last post was made in March. It is now nearly September. What happened there? Well, let me tell you. Technology let me down! In April my laptop was starting to make scary noises. Worrying noises. Not long after that, it failed completely. Harddrive died, therefor my laptop had gone to laptop heaven.

With my holiday coming up, I didn’t buy a new one just then. I sure needed every cent for that trip (and what a trip it was, more about that another time, I promise!)

So I’ve been offline since April, went on holiday in May/June and came back with an incredible amount of experiences and memories and a balance on my account to match. So again, laptop had to wait. I sent some emails and texts on my phone to let people know that I’m still alive and why I’m not around in cyberspace.

Trouble is in these days, there are so many of us who are only connecting through the internet. It’s like a lifeline to the rest of the world. Which is good, but it’s also scary in a way. I was living my life, doing very well, just not with my computer.

This morning, I finally got back online. What a relief. It felt like someone had cut off my arm a few months ago and finally fixed it. So here’s me being very happy to be back in touch with people again. Of course they’re happy to see me as well. But there’s another group that just doesn’t get it. Did I not want anything to do with them, is that why I disappeared? Ehm, no, I told you, I didn’t have a computer or any other internet access. But why didn’t you get in touch with us? Ehm, because the only link I have to you people is through the internet. That I didn’t have.

Are we really that brainwashed by technology? Is it impossible to live without it? Is it normal that people are freaking out just because someone hasn’t been on Facebook, Twitter or something for a while? Are we obliged to send emails to people, just to keep telling them that we aren’t around for whatever reason?

I guess the world is getting smaller thanks to the internet but there’s definitely a downside as well.

Now if you will excuse me, I’m going to play with my new laptop. Hopefully nobody will send out a search party!

Next time, I’ll tell more about my holiday to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Can I go back?