Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Holy shit! It's warm, tonight. The windows are open (I am breathing skunk stank, a-fucking-gain!) the fans are going and I am toasty. WTF? We had to run the air for a bit, late this afternoon. It just got too hot in here.

Did someone say it was Fall?

Did they lie? lol

In other news, I don't know if I mentioned that we got a new neighbour. She is nice enough... Not too noisy, her rat dog doesn't bark too much. I can hang with her there. But her SO who is there more and more, he is another story. You see, he is a smoker. *sigh* Another cigarette sucking outside smoking person next door. We got rid of the last ones and now the smoke is once again drifting into my house and choking me. And I can't keep my windows closed because it is too warm and besides, why should I have to?!?! These are non smoking units, damnit!

Technically, he isn't smoking inside, so he isn't breaking the rule of the building but still... Keeping the smoke out of his girlfriend's place is clogging my air with the stuff and I beyond don't appreciate it. It stinks, it triggers my asthma, it can also trigger my migraines, it stinks and I just don't want to breathe it. If I wanted to breathe smoke, I'd go buy a pack and go to it.

Look, I get that he has every right to smoke. He is an adult and can make his own choices. If he chooses to blow out his lungs with cigarettes, that is his deal. But I firmly believe that I have rights, too. And one of those rights is to not have my health and well being jeopardized by his bad habit. One of the reasons we chose to move in her, in the first place was because smoking isn't allowed. We assumed that meant that there was no smoking. At all. Wrong. Apparently, it is perfectly okay for smokers in other units to enjoy their cancer sticks outdoors and send their nasty, noxious, dangerous second hand smoke my way. Blech!

Anywhoozle, we are sick of this condo, sick of sharing a wall, sick of sharing a driveway, sick of neighbours who smoke, sick of three adults cramped into a two bedroom unit... It is just getting to all of us. So, we hashed over the old budget and as long as we don't go too much higher than what we pay now, we figure we can go up about... $200.00 a month or so, we can move. Find a house. A real, honest-to-goodness house. With no connecting walls, no noise from next door, no smoke wafting through my domicile.

We are now in official house hunt mode and the instant we find something, we are out of here. :D Oh, to have a house, again. I am soooo over condo living, I can't even tell you.

I have already begun preliminary preparations. I like an organized, smooth move and I will start a long way out, gathering boxes, packing materials, making lists, sorting, discarding stuff that doesn't matter and I don't want to move, packing up stuff not used on a daily basis and so forth. I am a moving machine, I have done it so many times. lol And I can't wait to move, again.

That is one of the many things we love about being renters. If we get shitty for any reason neighbours or we just get tired of the place we are, we pack up and go. See ya! Wouldn't want to be ya!

I had another good day. White knuckled it in a couple of spots but did right well, overall. Spending time in my sanctuary, swatching and photographing polishes took up time I would have otherwise spent having thoughts I don't need to be having. Keeping busy really does help! A lot! :D

Okay, I think I am yapped out, now. I have to pee and you know what? I am not so much in the mood for the fudge pop, after all. Think I'll just hit the hay.

So, goodnight. :D


  1. Hopefully, we'll have cooler weather soon. It was hot in Tucson yesterday too. My husband sent me an email saying it had gone down to 55 degrees in Jackson, Mississippi around 5:00 PM and there was cold rain and wind. Actually, I'll keep the heat over that.

    We had a big fat skunk that kept visiting our back yard when we lived in Reno. We were always afraid we'd startle him and he'd spray us all. Thankfully, that did not happen. :)

  2. I totally get you on the smoke. The other day when Dail and I went hiking in the mountains, we were on our way up the trail and stopped to rest. Right beside us, some asshole lit up and blew smoke all around us. WHO does that? Who hikes in the mountains and smokes and throws their nasty butts on the ground in a national park? It was rough day all around with the rude tourons we encountered on our hike. Hoping for a better experience next week.


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