Jan Ole Peek

Last Day Off

Today’s my last day off from work before getting back into the groove. I’m on the couch, it’s 4pm and I’ve only been awake for about 30 minutes. I put a load of dishes in the dishwasher, one of many to be done today, in addition to all the bags of garbage that need taking out. I thought I’d feel a little bit more refreshed after nearly two weeks of vacation time but considering I spent most of it being sick like a dog, I’m just barely more refreshed than before. Oh well, a new year means a new set of vacation days in 2006. I should have at least 3 weeks of vacation time this year. The first order of business will be to visit my buddy Tibby in Vancouver for at least a few days. Can’t wait for that. My girl is really itching to get out of town for a little while. I agree with that, but I want to wait a bit till some financial things are settled. All the bills after Christmas are always twice as hard to pay. Afterall, spreading all that Christmas cheer has taken a major hit on both our wallets.

And speaking of wallets, the first thing that greeted me this morning was a notice from our Landlord that our rent will be increased by $22.20 starting April 1, 2006. Technically they’re in violation of the required 3 months noticed since the letter did not arrive here until today. Heck, the example on the official form even stated that if date that the letter was mailed + 5 days is anywhere in January, the earliest a rent increase can take effect is May 1st. But is an extra month of $22.20 really worth the hassle of complaining? Especially to a Landlord that is one of the larger real estate companies in town and has no idea how to even spell my name? Probably not.

In any case, the biggest trouble will be getting to sleep tonight at an early enough hour to not look totally hung over at work in the morning. Wish me luck.

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