September 9th, 2004


They Caught Up With Me

So, the tide has turned... Finances have caught up with me. We won't be going to AWA, we won't be going to Chicago this weekend, we won't be doing much except staying home and eating at home until the money starts flowing in.

I opened a bank account locally today, and I need to wait a week or two before I send the request to close out my old ones. There is some money tied up in all that, which doesn't help things much.

Mostly it was my credit card at fault - I keep paying over the statement total, and they keep sticking finance charges to me. I suppose I'll start looking for another credit company to use. In any case, the current total was far above my expectations - leading to a slight panic attack on my part.

We'll be okay, LittleLove is turning applications in for jobs today, so I'm pretty sure they'll have one lined up in a few days. I should be getting a check from my old company within a week or so, which will help quite a bit. The checks for the new company should start coming in in another week or two as well. Most of the moving expenses are done with, and we're to the point where we can do without any more major spending for a bit.

I can't think of much else to update with, I'm going to try to go back to keeping busy at work.

What Does It Take?

Oh, I was just reminded by a LJ comment about food. We STILL can't find decent food around here. Well, actually - we can find decent food, but not GOOD food.

We've been several places, and they just aren't what we're used to. We tried Thai last night, and while the fried wontons were excellent and cheap, and the toast was good (but the sauce was iffy), the main courses left quite a bit to be desired.

We have a short list of the next few we want to try, and we may actually squeeze one in this weekend. It is getting pretty annoying, though. Even PF Chang's, which I understand many people rate highly, wasn't that great food-wise. The service was excellent, though.

I may start resorting to finding the little shabby-looking places stuck here and there, just to try to find the right combination of good service and good food. Too many places we've gone have one or the other... or neither.