Change

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Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.

Status: good. better than good, actually. Sitting quietly in an Indigo doing some writing. Needed a change of scenery from the Library. Which I immediately regretted doing when I arrived in the store because I forgot they play music. Not the obnoxious type, but distracting enough. So, I’ve opted for a Shingo Nakamura mix through my headphones instead.

Good enough.

The insurance company has gone quiet. We agreed compensation pending clarification on one aspect of the package. This wasn’t an offer, but pre-negotiation, I guess. They haven’t asked for references or conducted a background check. I was expecting that final aspect on Monday when the HR Manager was back in the office post break, but that hasn’t happened. Am I worried? I think I’ve set an expectation in my mind and the reality is not congruent with that expectation. The dissonance is creating discomfort. I can’t control this outcome, so best to focus on the things I can control.

Had an offer on the place yesterday. Not sure if this guy is taking the piss, but he low balled the offer and then asked me to install a TV in the living room and bedroom. He’s acting like he has nothing to lose, and therefore not sure I can take it seriously. Maybe it’s just best to play the game. Not all that enthused about entertaining an offer from a potential high-maintenance tenant, but it’ll cost me little at this stage. So, I’ve rejected the TV request and asked the realtor to confirm current market levels. If it’s below market then I’m going to counter at market.

Alright, let’s get to it…………..

Nikon D3400
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Out With the Old

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But I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will.

Status: postponed my writing from this morning because I thought I’d have something to say as the day went on. But, I don’t. Head full of cotton even though I got a good night’s sleep. Having a hard time wrapping my head around the possibility of this being an after effect from NYE, which was two days ago. All I know is I have no momentum and I’m just dragging my feet through the day, going through the motions and allowing all of The Usual Suspects to distract me from doing what’s important. Telling myself, “I’ll try again tomorrow”, is becoming a recurring theme and habitual cycle which I’d like to break.

On a more positive note, I did close off all of the administrative tasks scheduled for today. I’ve also responded to the preliminary “offer” provided by the insurance company. It’s a reasonable offer, just want them to tweak a few details. The HR manager is out until Monday, so don’t expect a response until next week.

The weekend and NYE was uneventful – the usual stuff. Had a coffee date on Monday which I’m sure is not going to progress. I’d could see the disinterest and the ‘waiting-to-be-dismissed’ body language early in the interaction, but I was able to get a halfway decent response a little ways into the date. Good enough.

Bumped into someone I hadn’t seen in a while on NYE. Great body, dumb as a bag of rocks. I can tell that she’s interested, but I passed and am now regretting it a little bit. I should at least give her a bit of a chance. I have a bad habit of dismissing people too quickly – and I keep catching myself doing that. Something to work on in 2019, for sure.

Nikon D3400
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