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Not homeless after all

JNL

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<big sigh of relief>

Yesterday I found a place to move into. Only had 1 week left to find something so was starting to get stressed! It's quite cool, reasonably priced room sharing a place with 2 others, in central city (only 5-10mins walk from all the bars ;)), in a 1950s art deco apartment block! (not sure how i feel about art deco but hey I can't see it from inside the building). It's a cool area too, lots of old buildings and big trees, on a hillside, close to everything.

Such a relief to have it sorted!
 

Seabishop

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Congratulations, I can't wait to get back to real urban living in about . . . 20 years. :)
 

SkeLeton

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Congrats on the new place!
Why were you going to be homeless? Some one kicking you out?
 

JNL

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:b: :b: :b:

Am already planning the flat-warming (=house-warming?) party to celebrate. Got real tired of looking at places real fast!
 

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Great to hear you found a new pad (place to stay, I know where your minds are dirt balls).

I have been in your shoes before. In college it always seemed like I was waiting the month before the semester would start to find a place to live.

Sound like a nice place in a nice location. Can't wait to see pictures.
 

JNL

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SkeLeton said:
Congrats on the new place!
Why were you going to be homeless? Some one kicking you out?
Nah, wasn't really going to be homeless because my parents live close enough that I could have stayed with them if I had to, but it would have meant 3x the length of commute.

Moving because lease on current place expires on 22nd and Texan flatmate is heading home, and other flatmate is moving in with friends. We all got on really well and will be sad to leave them. I could have stayed and got other people in but I decided I don't like it that much - apartment is too 'efficient with space' - ie feels cramped and has no outdoor area. Well there's a shared courtyard that nobody uses because it gets no sun and has no privacy.
 

JNL

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Rumpy Tunanator said:
Congrates, now have a :b:
A beer at 9:50 am at work?? Can't even celebrate tonight because I'm working with police till 2am.
 

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JNL said:
A beer at 9:50 am at work?? Can't even celebrate tonight because I'm working with police till 2am.
Guiness, its whats for breakfast. What are you doing with the police?
 

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JNL said:
<big sigh of relief>

Yesterday I found a place to move into. Only had 1 week left to find something so was starting to get stressed! It's quite cool, reasonably priced room sharing a place with 2 others, in central city (only 5-10mins walk from all the bars ;))

Am I invited to the apartment warming party???
 

JNL

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You guys crack me up :-D

I'm helping at compulsory alcohol breath-testing driver checkpoints. My workplace has the contract to carry out 'alcohol surveys' which means we accompany police to checkpoints and record information about the drivers. I didn't have to do it, I volunteered because I thought it would be interesting. With my criminology background I am always interested in learning about police attitudes and practices. So for the next 3 Fridays that's what I'll be doing!
 

michaelskis

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Well that is a little soon, and I think that my personal jet will be in the shop that weekend...

I guess you will just have to take a lot of pictures and e-mail them so I can feel like I am there.
 

SkeLeton

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yeah, if she takes lots of pics, we can put us there with the magic of photoshop :p
(right nerudite?)
 

donk

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So many responses to include.

1) Congrats on finding a new place, that is my biggest annoyance right now, trying to find something 16 hours away.

2) Drinking before going to work is OK, you can be the neutral calibration tool for the breathalzyer machine.

3) How likely is it that we are we going to see you on NZ dumbest criminals?
 

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Congratulations on the new place. I appreciate knowing I have a place to stay. ;) BTW, the last time I checked, it was $1500 to fly from Chicago to Wellington.

donk - I have faced the same issue of finding a place to stay. What I did was make arrangements to stay at a local hotel for the first few weeks until I could scout the area and find someplace where I wanted to live.
 

JNL

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donk - good luck with your search!

The dumbest person we had on Friday night was this Canadian dude. So we've got this checkpoint set-up on a one-way street, with flares on the road, lots of orange cones, 3 police cars with lights flashing, and 5 or 6 of us walking round with reflective orange vests on. Highly visible and obvious. This car comes round the corner, does a quick U-turn and speeds off! So one of the policemen gives chase, eventually pulls the guy over and it turns out he hasn't been drinking at all, he's a Canadian tourist who didn't realise it was a one-way street!!!
 

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Must have been a newfie. (sorry newfies) ;)

JNL said:
donk - good luck with your search!

The dumbest person we had on Friday night was this Canadian dude. So we've got this checkpoint set-up on a one-way street, with flares on the road, lots of orange cones, 3 police cars with lights flashing, and 5 or 6 of us walking round with reflective orange vests on. Highly visible and obvious. This car comes round the corner, does a quick U-turn and speeds off! So one of the policemen gives chase, eventually pulls the guy over and it turns out he hasn't been drinking at all, he's a Canadian tourist who didn't realise it was a one-way street!!!
 

JNL

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Pics!

A couple of people mentioned an interest in seeing photos of my new digs...

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We are on the second level - the middle balcony closest to the camera with the open door is ours and that's my car in the garage!
 

Cardinal

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Cool building! I really like the moderne look. It is odd that the windows on either side of the picture window are not matched. Is there a reason?
 

JNL

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Cardinal said:
Cool building! I really like the moderne look. It is odd that the windows on either side of the picture window are not matched. Is there a reason?
Thanks Cardinal, had not met Art Deco's cousin, Art Moderne, until you mentioned it... so I googled it and found this:

IDENTIFYING FEATURES: (1) ART DECO: Smooth wall surface, often stucco; smooth-faced stone and metal; polychromy, often with vivid colors; forms simplified and streamlined; geometric designs including zigzags, chevrons; towers and other vertical projections, presenting a vertical emphasis; machined and often metalic construction materials for decorative features. (2) ART MODERNE: Smooth, rounded wall surfaces, often stucco; flat roof with small ledge at roofline; horizontal grooves or lines in walls (sometimes fluted or pressed metal); asymmetrical façade; casement/corner windows or other horizontally arranged windows; metal balustrades; glass-block windows, often curved. Unlike Art Deco, an emphasis on the horizontal.
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~twp/architecture/artdeco/



Which window?
 

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Zoning Goddess said:
Does the interior match the exterior?
Yes - I don't know all the correct terms, but we have high ceilings, with wallpaper going about 4/5 of the way up the walls, then black trim, and white above that. Grey curtains, new dark blue carpet. Quite bland but a good backdrop for funky, bright furnishings. Kitchen has been renovated, black & white tiles with grey cupboards and stainless steel appliances. The little bathroom has not been renovated and could certainly use an update! All internal doors are varnished wood, with glass panels 8-!

Don't think the aluminium ranch sliders are original.
 
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mendelman

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Very nice building!

Glad to hear you got a place.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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[creepy guy outside your window] I know where you live now, whhhwww haa hahahha ha [/creepy guy outside your window] ;)
 
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