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.