It seems like my current lack of a social security number is not an obstacle to getting various services so long as I have the cash to pay for all sorts of extra fee’s. This has the effect of making everything that much more expensive. It doesn’t help that the bank in the US is playing silly buggers holding on to checks I deposit because it’s a new account.
So I spent the day looking for an apartment, work paid for a guy to help me out show me the good neighbourhoods etc and he drove me round. Nice guy named Leo who was also a musician in a Santana tribute band. Anyway we drove round 10 properties in the immediate area and further afield.
So I arrived in california to the remains of a pretty nice day. I just got the tail end of work kicking out so the roads were fairly busy but not too bad. I got to the hotel in reasonable time and set myself up. The hotel room was pretty nice reasonable bed, tv, bathroom, and a little kitchen area.
So here I am in T5 waiting, I’ve been waiting for a while now first till it was time to check in next for the security and now till the gate time comes around.
So today was my last full day in the UK it was also conveniently close to my mum’s birthday so I spent it packing and also enjoying a nice pub lunch to celebrate.
It seems to do this rental thing there are a lot of palms that need greasing. Since I’m not going to be in the country and I don’t have anyone local who is foolish enough to get lumbered with the chore I’m having some outfit manage my flat for me. This obviously costs and they get a cut of my rental income.
So I did my democratic duty when I got home from work taking a walk over to the nearby polling station and discovered the reason for feeling a bit off today was due to what ever pollen occasionally gives me hay fever was out in force. So by the time I got home.
A hay fever pill some tea and a lie down later I took a look at the news.
So it’s been a while since I last posted mainly because not much was going on just general sorting things out tidying and trying to get agreement on moving.
So finally got a date set for the US move I'm going to be flying out June 1st assuming all goes to plan so that gives me a month or so to get the rest of my stuff in order.
Also might be nice to have a chance to meet up before I head off for california.
So I've been playing a second run through on dragon age rolling a dahlish elf dual wielding berserker. The most recent quest gave me the "evil" option to destroy some sacred ashes by pissing on them or something in exchange I unlock the reaver specialization class.