I whisper your name (ayradyss) wrote,
I whisper your name

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His name is Bart.

He works at A+ computers in Fort Wayne. He's been there every time we came in, ever since we first showed up 'cause Stone gave us some bad RAM. Mostly tech, not much of a salesman, which is just what I like in a computer salesperson.
"Don't buy that if you're running X. It's not stable."
A year, probably, we've been going there now. I trust him. But I've never known his name.

Emily was going to bid on a computer at eBay. And she was asking Jim what he thought, and he looked at me and said "Ask Nykki what it would cost to build a clone of it." And I took a guess, said $300, 350.
Probably. We could go down to A+ and see... So we did. And first one of the sales guys came out, tried to sell us a prebuilt Celeron. Bleah. 659, subtract monitor and OS, makes $460. I know we can do better than that.
And then I saw him. And he waved, and I waved, and he came over and we chatted.
$360 from parts, because I can build it myself. And that's when I found out that his name was Bart.

This afternoon:
Went out to the house we're looking at. Gah, what a turbulent day it's been. We got there, and realised the door was ajar, so after calling the realtor to see if it was okay, we went inside. With the digital camera. Pictures of just about everything are located here.
Showed them to Dad. He's worried about the circuit breaker box, it doesn't look right to him. And he and Mom and Tom are all worried about the furnace, which appears to be a 1976 original monster. It costs $2500 for a new furnace. The carpet in the living room and the green bedroom has to go, the rest will want to be replaced soon ($2-4,000 for it all). The whole thing needs painting, but any house I move into will need painting. I can't abide white walls (see the apartment?) so they'll get painted. That's why I have friends who'll come over and paint.
The kitchen is a charming Harvest Gold, how classic is that? I think that'd be a remodelling project for later, that and the tract house cabinets. Needs cleaning, top to bottom. But it just...feels huge, very nice. And pretty....
Mom and Lily and Angel found a few more that look nice, too. Probably not as much work. This is why it's frustrating. I like this house, I do. But it needs work. And we should probably look more. I suppose we'll see Saturday. Please, God, make this work?

On a good note, I'm only 8 pages of notes behind where I wanted to be.

Thursday: Joints, bones, and start skin.
Friday: Meet with the bank. Daredevil. Lazer Tag. Gah. I should study in there too, but when? I'll take the laptop down to Indy, yes.
Saturday: Finish bones, more skin, and do notecards. Look at houses.
Sunday: Read notes on GI tract for Monday's exam.
Monday: Do notecards, work on skin.
Tuesday: Finish skin and review!
Wednesday: Exam - Red blood cells, White blood cells, Musculoskeletal system, Skin. Take the night off. Go to choir.
Thursday: Type up lab notes, female genital.
Friday: Go over lab notes and possibly slides in the afternoon. Take the evening off.
Saturday: Go over the book pictures. Stop in to school and do slides.
Sunday: Go over notes and book pictures again. Slide review if necessary.
Monday: Lab exam. Take the night off.

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