Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Humpday happenings

I was 14 months smoke free yesterday. I say was because I had a little celebratory puff. And if you are gasping in your seat, don't take it too hard since I'm only pulling your leg. I totally forgot this "anniversary" so I guess I've finally stopped keeping track. In fact, it was a complete surprise when I got the little congratulations email from the Quitnet, "What anniversary could it be?" I asked myself. According to the same email, I've saved $2242 and added 3 months and 7 days to my life. Neither of those strike me as chump change. Yippee.

OMG you guys. My student, you know the one I've been working with for the last month, day after day, hour after excruciating hour? Well, he has been on pain medication on and off for his back but then last week he had gum surgery and has been on some heavier medication. He showed me the bottle yesterday. Dilaudid. I don't know much about painkillers since I've never taken any apart from aspirin but I seem to remember that one being a biggie. Yes, a quick scan on Wikipedia confirms its heavy dutydom. I have a feeling that learning will be retarded along with any pain. Oh well, I get paid the same.

We found a renter for the unit downstairs. Another newcomer to the area from Brazil. He seemed pretty nice and since he's not moving in until the 1st of October, we'll have plenty of time to spruce it up and eradicate the terrible body odor stench. The current guy is leaving on the 15th. Anyway he was so anxious to have the place that when we told him to come by today so we could pick up a lease, he said he would go buy the lease himself and come right over. So that's what he did. Saved me a trip to the store. I think he was afraid we'd change our minds. Anyway now we have to get the laundry room finished down there too since we rented it with access to laundry in the building. That's this year's upgrade. We'll be able to get a little more for the units and pay ourselves back for the work in three years. After that, gravy.

20 comments:

Lemuel said...

You've got to know that I am so happy to read of your extra "earnings" and longer life.
Congrats on the new renter as well. I'm sure the renters will appreciate the new laundry facilities.

latt├ęgirl said...

Congrats on your anniversary!

Birdie said...

I did gasp, you twit. :) So glad you're still smoke-free! You guys sound like great landlords. I wonder if your tenants have any idea how good they've got it.

"Just David!" said...

I'm envisioning a hot Brazilian guy in a speedo doing laundry in your basement. How far off am I? And, I'm going to copy your birthday page out of the book and send it to you.

Larry Ohio said...

$2242? That's incredible!! Congratz!

Snooze said...

VERY impressive about the smoking Torn! Next year you will have to do the bike rally to celebrate. We can ride into Montreal together.

I shudder every time I read about the lingering body odour. I'm used to landlords that screen out pets/smokers - but how do you screen for that?

Fatinah said...

you bastard - I just about knocked my laptop over when I read about your faux puff!!

well done dude - you're truly an x-smoker when you forget how long it's been..... and 3 extra months to live - certainly better than a kick in the butt!!

Breenlantern said...

You should celebrate with a cigar *snicker*

Congrats Mr. Healthypants.

GayProf said...

Congrats on not smoking! Also on finding a new tenant! Good things, both.

David said...

Oh please, you rented it to the Brazilian guy because he was hot. Background checks my speedo-clad fanny. ;-)

don said...

Good on you for not smoking and for hosting our immigrants (because we are all immigrants)

Mel said...

So explain this buying a lease? Do you just mean getting a standard form from an office supply place?

And big congrats on the "quitiversary". I imagine that much savings on cigarettes kind of offsets your liquor budget. ;-)

Thom said...

Congratulations! Seriously, quitting smoking was both one of the hardest and best self-improvement projects I've taken on.

Brent said...

Good for you! And please let us know what method you use to remove the odour. I'm guessing steam, but please clue us in.

Blobby said...

Dilaudid. NICE!!!!!!!

there was a weatherman in Columbus, OH (he's still there), who was doing dilaudid suppositories and was addicted to them.

i LOVE that story!

Johnny said...

Congratulations with your smoke-free lifestyle!

:_)

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Congratulations.
Isn't it great to be free of it? And here in Manhattan where it's $10 a pack, you'd have saved a lot more.

Rox said...

Mmmm gravy.

TJ said...

Big Congrats on your smokeless anniversary. You should be very proud of yourself. also good to hear you rented thee unit. I'm sure that's a big relief off your minds.

Mark in DE said...

Many congrats on the quit!!