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Life status post [Feb. 16th, 2005|12:52 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Moving to San Francisco next week:

Mon Feb 21st: movers pick-up our stuff
Tue Feb 22nd: drive to california
Wed Feb 23rd: movers deliver our stuff, DSL hookup (6Mbps/768k (!))

Our house is in disarray while we pack and get it ready to sell. It's 46 degrees out but I'm wearing shorts because I can't find any jeans.

Dina tore up the bathrooms a number of months back to repaint, but the project was never completed, so we're having people rush in to finish that up.

Dina's trying to sell her Nissan Pathfinder in the next couple of days here. She's got some bites.

I have a bunch of old-but-good computers and large CRTs to get rid of, so we built a computer for Dina's grandpa who's been obsessing over getting one the past year. Less stuff to move!

I have to start cancelling a bunch of utilities/services.

This week at work we're doing the 5-best-restaurants tour (one per day).

Fun times.

From: fuzzygruf
2005-02-16 08:55 pm (UTC)

Selling the Pathfinder

If Dina doesn't get a quick sale on the Nissan before the move date, one option would be to take it to a consignment dealer. They'll sell the car and forward the check.

Good luck with your move!
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[User Picture]From: dina
2005-02-17 04:58 am (UTC)

Re: Selling the Pathfinder

Really? And where do I find these "consignemet dealers?".
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From: fuzzygruf
2005-02-17 05:22 am (UTC)

Re: Selling the Pathfinder - consignment

For Portland, I found Auto Link Oregon (by Googling portland auto consignment).

I have no idea about that particular company. I just know three people in the SF area who used a consignment dealer (two within the last three months), and it worked fine for them. Their cars sold within 2-3 weeks.

Good luck! Hope you enjoy SF as much I love it.
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2005-02-16 08:56 pm (UTC)
sunday is the 20th.
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[User Picture]From: chuck
2005-02-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
probably not the best timing... but on picpix my account can no longer upload. Is my free account in bad standing? :)
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[User Picture]From: dina
2005-02-17 04:56 am (UTC)

I heard...

that all the guys are sick of looking at that handsome Clark Kentlike profile of yours and voted you off.
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[User Picture]From: chuck
2005-02-18 01:30 am (UTC)

Re: I heard...

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[User Picture]From: meganpenworthy
2005-02-16 09:09 pm (UTC)
we'll miss ya!
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[User Picture]From: xotiffany
2005-02-16 09:10 pm (UTC)
I arrive in CA around the 19th of March so I'll be seeing you then. I hope you hold off on having any sort of housewarming party until I get there. =P

Good luck with the move!
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-02-16 09:14 pm (UTC)
What neighborhood are you guys moving to ? I'll be (finally) moving to SF as well on March 29th. bmused currently lives in Cow Hollow but we'll be most likely moving into a bigger place on April 1st... Would be pretty nice to have drinks then.

PS: I've been busy and way behind but mucho congratulations to Dina and yourself. Pretty awesome couple you people make :)
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[User Picture]From: rivulet
2005-02-16 09:18 pm (UTC)
So what are the five best restaurants then?
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From: alpha
2005-02-16 09:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there are easier ways to dispense your CRT's, but if you're willing to ship one I'll gladly pay the charges.
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From: phatduckk
2005-02-16 09:54 pm (UTC)
FYI ... its kinda late in the game here since youve got your DSL all ready to go, but sonic.net is a pretty damn good DSL provider here in the bay area.

sorry to chime in so late
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From: crysm1
2005-02-16 10:03 pm (UTC)

Just found ya...

I'm in the math lab at PSU, it's like an hour after you posted this on this computer, just thought I'd say "hi". Good luck on your move to SF. I will be moving there in July. Best of luck.

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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-02-16 10:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?

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From: (Anonymous)
2005-02-17 12:15 am (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?

go with comcast cable, not dsl.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-02-17 12:58 am (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?


At least defend your position.

Mine is that I've heard comcast service is ass from at least two people, and I've had nothing but great experience with speakeasy and everybody I know using speakeasy. And speakeasy encourages you to run servers and does QoS for VOIP, even I'm told if it's not their VOIP. Comcast? Not so.
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From: hmknight
2005-02-17 03:18 am (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?

Coming from a Comcast user, it can safely be said that they suck. Horrible ToS. Brad's lucky enough to be in an area covered by Speakeasy. All we have around here is Comcast. Good luck with the move Brad :)
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2005-02-17 03:20 am (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?

Why you feedin' the trolls, dude?

Speakeasy's the best national ISP at the moment, period.
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[User Picture]From: brentdax
2005-02-17 12:50 am (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?

Yay for Speakeasy.
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[User Picture]From: avatraxiom
2005-02-17 03:39 am (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?

I'd be incredibly surprised, though, if you actually got 6000 up and 768 down, unless you're like, right next to the CO. :-)

I just bought 3000/384 for my company, and I'm actually getting 1900/400, the fastest it can possibly go per the tech who came. And I'm right in the middle of Santa Clara, across from Intel! You'd think service would be better. :-)

Although in such a dense place like SF (if it's actually SF proper that you're living in) maybe the cable runs are actually short enough to achieve the impossible...

Ah well. I've also heard really good things about Speakeasy. I was going to go for them, but there just wasn't any advantage over SBC, for me, and it rolled in nicely with the other business stuff that SBC was offering.

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[User Picture]From: scsi
2005-02-17 08:20 am (UTC)

Re: Who's your ISP?

Grr.. 6meg/608k here.. :(
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2005-02-16 11:39 pm (UTC)


Bon Voyage and Godspeed!
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From: danisolas
2005-02-17 07:42 am (UTC)

welcome to san francisco

friend of a friend of a friend through LJ...
niftybitch.. to sharq... to me

anyway, welcome to san francisco (i live there, if you didn't guess)
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2005-02-17 08:21 am (UTC)
Call me when you move down, i'll help you unload/unpack/etc
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-02-17 08:28 am (UTC)
Helluva drive, road warrior, you.

I imagine we'll be unloading for weeks, so you can come over whenever. :-)
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