After much ado, I am finally moved into my new home :)
It nearly passes all the specs that I wrote on buying a home in the area:
1. The house will cost less than the appraised value
2. The house will be located in the same town where the owner works (the residents call it a city, but I know better)
3. Work, school, and home will be located in the same town
4. The house will be one story tall
5. The house will have a nice yard
6. The house will be in a quiet neighborhood
7. The house will have enough bedrooms
8. The house will be located in the Bahamas
The house meets seven out of eight of the criteria. And even though it does not meet the eighth item, it does provide me with a new hobby – home decorating. I have already decided to allow my teenage daughter to do as she will with her room. I must be crazy, but what teenager doesn’t want to have a self-designed living space? And my little one will have a room befitting the princess that she is :)
One thing that I did find out while moving here that did not appeal to my customer side, but did appeal to my software testing side was the transfer of my internet/email account.
Apparently the high speed internet company that I use removes your email account from you when you move – even if it is just to the next town in the same state. And, they do not inform you of this activity, unless you ask the right question. What is the right question? “I forgot my password because I set my mail up to remember it and now I cannot log in. Can you help me?”
I was quite annoyed at this. If I moved out of state, I could understand this (the email address includes the state I live in). If I changed internet companies, I could understand this (the email address includes the company name). I moved approximately 13 miles away, in the same state, with the same company – this I do not understand.
I ended up having a “ticket” in to get this resolved. I was told that I would have to wait about a week to have the situation resolved. I did not wait a week. By day two I had my email account fixed back up for me. This did not resolve my issue totally. I have to plan for the future. What if I do move out of state? I have moved to various states in my life so this is not out of the question.
I have decided to begin to investigate a couple of different web based email accounts that I have already. Perhaps I will have to develop a deeper understanding of these. Maybe I will have to learn to trust one of them to be my primary email provider. I doubt that I will trust them, I know too much, but I will have to look into this. It is very difficult to not be able to access email on demand. And these days it does not seem feasible to be able to go without it for very long because so much communication is dependent upon it.