Saturday, October 1, 2011

Super Awesome Days

Yesterday was the best, best day. It started with free, extra breakfast at work. Which was really delicious. Then there was some otter time and otter time is the best. (We got new otters in at the zoo and they get fed four times a day and one there is only one keeper the interns get to help feed.) The weather was spectacular. We gave the tigers a boomer ball to play with and they loved it and we watched them for 45 minutes.

It was a really great day.

Today was similarly great. And accompanied by one of the best meals ever.

Hooray, exciting, awesome days.


We got out water bill for this last month. $260. One month of water. Our bill last month was $170. The landlord says he can't find a leak and nothing is wrong but I think he is full of it because we know that the tenants before us were stealing water meters, and you know what, I would too if my water bill was at least $200 more per month than it has any right to be. We don't have a dishwasher or a washing machine. We use water to shower and wash dishes. That's it. We drink some, but I drink negligible amounts of water because I usually drink water only at work.

I cannot afford a water bill that high. And I won't try to afford it when I know it's ridiculous and unnecessary. On top of that, I'm not super excited about the place I'm living in a lot of ways so it's not worth sticking around. But now I'm searching for a place again. It's just as miserable this time as it was last time. I think because now I know more about the neighborhoods so I know where I want to be and where I don't want to be. I also want to stay close to where I work because the further away I am, the more gas will cost me every month.

Other than that, life is pretty normal. Get up at 6:30. Eat breakfast every day, go to work, leave work at 5, come home, read, feed the cats, go to sleep. Repeat. Except for Mondays, which are special because I get off work at about 3:30 and go to the laundromat. I still get home a little after 5, but it makes it a different day.

I'm also thinking about my next step--since time is going by so fast--but have absolutely no idea what I want to do next, or what I can do next, or when "next" starts. I'll get there.


  1. You'll get there. Definitely.

  2. ...but that's much too high for a water bill. I think mine is $75.00 for three months here in Ithaca and that includes both water and sewer. Granted, water in a major city/urban area will cost more than in a small city....but if your landlord isn't receptive to the problem, it's time to fly. Best of luck with this.