I am never again moving into a not-brand-new house/apartment/etc without first steam cleaning the carpets. Repeatedly. We have vacuumed, steam cleaned, vacuumed, vacuumed, steam cleaned, and vacuumed a single bedroom, and dust bunnies – drowned and otherwise – are still being pulled out of the carpet. Good times.
Irrespective of employment (since it was Better Half’s job that brought us here), I can only come up with one reason (you can purchase wine in grocery stores) that someone would live in North Carolina over Tennessee, and a whole host of reasons (higher gas prices, higher home prices, higher cost of living, higher taxes, positively absurd requirements to transfer a driver’s license from another state, auto “inspections” for registration, no ability to transfer carry permits from another state, even-more-sucky cable providers…) why someone would not. Oh well. I have lived worse places, but I am now seeing how/why North Carolina is frequently referred to as “The California of the East”, having lived in both.
Speaking of cable companies, I have used Comcast and I have used Charter, but Time Warner, after all of two weeks of being a customer, takes the cake as the worst cable company I have ever had the misfortune of using. They are the only landline company to provide service to our address, and the first tech out did not bring the hardware we specifically requested, the office we exchanged his useless hardware at gave us broken hardware, and the telephonic tech support could not identify it was broken. And, of course, they charged us for the privilege of having their incompetent tech come out. Two weeks later, we are up and running, and assuming I can figure out how to procure everything we watch through other sources, we are probably two months out from cutting the (television) cable entirely.
My home “office” will be in a turret. No, this had no bearing on our home selection. None at all.
And on a completely unrelated note, simply because it does not warrant a post of its own, anyone who seriously claims “blogs are dead” is just making a paltry, transparent excuse for their own laziness / lack of motivation. And, yes, I say that as a mostly-retired weblogger.