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CyberGoddess
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Let's see... Thursday night, Jason and I packed up the computer desks and disassembled the PCs to prepare to move them the next day. Friday, we arrive to sign the lease, and apparently there was a gas leak in our heater so they would not let us in the apartment. They are refunding us that day's rent. We decided to go play tourist in the city, so I have pictures (and if anyone wants full size versions of any of these, let me know since I've saved them):

Palace of Fine Arts
Windmills in Golden Gate Park (and some flowers)
Academy of Sciences (in Golden Gate Park... and yes, that skeleton is Lucy, the Australopithecus aferensis, and I was SO excited to get to see her up close in real life instead of in pictures)
the Japanese Tea Garden (in Golden Gate Park)

We went back to the old place and slept. We woke up the next morning and picked up the 10' truck from Budget (even though it was a Ryder truck) and awaited the arrival of everyone. I drove to the bus stop to pick up Alex (who managed to somehow squish all 6'7" of himself into my Saturn) and by the time we returned, Josh, <Gabe, and our friend Brian were all there. The move itself was pretty uneventful. We had fajitas at Chevy's for lunch and I bought some beer and such.

Moving pictures

One little problem: our phone wasn't working. None of the jacks were working. We went the entire weekend and finally today SBC Pac Bell came out and rewired our jacks so we're finally up and running. THAT was painful.

Also, we had no keys for the first 24 hours of being in the apartment. Our apartment manager finally had to have the locks re-keyed because she couldn't find them. It also took us that long to have a lease to sign. We received the paperwork and keys Sunday afternoon. We finally received our mailbox key last night.

And finally... the view from our balcony at 9am. Yep. We get to see this every morning. The fog usually burns off (not always) and the sun comes out, then in the afternoon, the fog rolls back in over the mountains.

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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2003 10:17      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
yay! glad it all worked out and you're in there nicely.

...nice balconies [thumbsup]

fog is cool! I love it when, sometimes, it moves into a hot sunny day, cooling it right down and transforming it into a Twilight Zone episode.

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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
fog is cool! I love it when, sometimes, it moves into a hot sunny day, cooling it right down and transforming it into a Twilight Zone episode.

It goes well with the cows. [Big Grin]
Congratulations on your new place CG! [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] [thumbsup]

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Tyler Durden
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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2003 11:54      Profile for Tyler Durden     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Cool apartment. And you got a Dreamcast! [Big Grin]

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wow looks like OR [Eek!] beautiful

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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2003 12:05      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nice place. The tea garden is beautiful - I wish I had gotten over there while I was in SF 2 weeks ago. I must admit I had a bit more of a fondness for Seattle, though [Wink] .

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Beautiful place! YOu had better put up some bird feeders before I come out there and do it myself.

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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2003 12:41      Profile for CyberGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Tyler Durden:
Cool apartment. And you got a Dreamcast! [Big Grin]

Are you kidding? I was a Sega girl throughout my childhood. I still have my Genesis. My Master System is in my parents' attic.

All the consoles that are there are mine. I have a Genesis, Dreamcast, PSX (modded), PS2, N64, and Gamecube. That doesn't count all the old consoles that I've gotten rid of over the years or my new GBA SP [Smile]

And smallerdemon, I'll have some hummingbird feeders up before too long. We have so many around us that you can literally HEAR the buzzing.

Yes, the place IS beautiful. I've never been happier with where I live. It makes me love Marin County even more.

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quote:
Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
quote:
Originally posted by Tyler Durden:
Cool apartment. And you got a Dreamcast! [Big Grin]

Are you kidding? I was a Sega girl throughout my childhood. I still have my Genesis. My Master System is in my parents' attic.

All the consoles that are there are mine. I have a Genesis, Dreamcast, PSX (modded), PS2, N64, and Gamecube. That doesn't count all the old consoles that I've gotten rid of over the years or my new GBA SP [Smile]

So I see. Sega rules. [Big Grin] Man, I suck for looking through all those pictures and deciding to comment on the Dreamcast. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
All the consoles that are there are mine. I have a Genesis, Dreamcast, PSX (modded), PS2, N64, and Gamecube. That doesn't count all the old consoles that I've gotten rid of over the years or my new GBA SP [Smile]

And smallerdemon, I'll have some hummingbird feeders up before too long. We have so many around us that you can literally HEAR the buzzing.


I'm so old I had an Intellivision...KICK ASS 16 BIT GRAPHICS.

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Hate to break the news to you, but I had an Atari 2600, complete with the fake wood paneling. [Smile]

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Cap'n Vic

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Hey, look closer at the Intellivision....It had fake wood paneling as well [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
Hey, look closer at the Intellivision....It had fake wood paneling as well [Razz]

The monitor on my mail machine here at work (which incidentally is the machine I browse the web with) is extremely dark, therefore it is hard to make out detail in any photo [Razz]

And your Intellivision was 16-bit graphics. The Atari wasn't even that [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
The monitor on my mail machine here at work (which incidentally is the machine I browse the web with)[snip]

Eek! We usually consider such a thing a security risk, but that's us. My boss has a rule - your fingers will be cut off if you are caught browsing or checking your e-mail on the mail server. I imagine your 'mail machine' isn't that important, but that's usually the type of thing I try and keep on a dedicated server.

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CyberGoddess
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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2003 15:59      Profile for CyberGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This isn't a mail server. It's just a system that I use for email, browsing, and personal crap. I store time cards and other little files on it. It's also behind a massive firewall and is routinely scanned by IS. It's just a PII 450Mhz which runs Win2k and has Office loaded on it.

You see, I have 3 test boxes which have to remain clean for testing purposes. They can't be browsed on.

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CyberGoddess
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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2003 17:02      Profile for CyberGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Addendum:

I just acquired a Sega Saturn from work [Smile] They cleaned out the storage closet.

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Looks like you moved to Marin. Congrats! [Big Grin]
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CyberGoddess
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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2003 10:32      Profile for CyberGoddess   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by zorgon:
Looks like you moved to Marin. Congrats! [Big Grin]

I've been in Marin [Smile] I just moved south in the same county is all.

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