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I'm trying to think of a suitably ridiculous reply but I just keep laughing. 

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I was about to say we could make crying club our next group themed challenge but yeah let's not. 

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1 minute ago, Owlet said:

Email is being sent saying we will pay. Even though tenancy services say the going rate for cleaning is $20/hour not $45 which is what she is charging. One flatmate still wants to contest it but the others are done and don't even want to mention it in case it aggravates her further. I guess this is it then.

Not liking your post because booooo landlady. But in general, yay that it will be done and over with and you won't have to think about it. 

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Just now, fleaball said:

Not liking your post because booooo landlady. But in general, yay that it will be done and over with and you won't have to think about it. 

Haha, now you made me feel bad.

 

That was a "I read it" like. And to mitigate any non-existant misunderstanding, have a kitty:

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3 minutes ago, Dagger said:

Haha, now you made me feel bad.

 

That was a "I read it" like. And to mitigate any non-existant misunderstanding, have a kitty:

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Pfft. I know we all do that but I've got too much secondhand rage atm to like anything to do with the situation. And I'm weird. 

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On 2/17/2017 at 9:01 PM, Owlet said:

Car troubles, washing machine troubles.... Why does this sound familiar? Oh yeah, @fleaball! Hahaha jeeze. 

 

I thought the same thing when I first started reading your story. We are all quite good at finding terrible things to have in common. Can't we all agree to do something good together, like win big in Vegas or something?

 

On 2/20/2017 at 4:12 PM, Owlet said:

I feel really good :) Despite spending the night chasing ghost mosquitoes lol. 

 

I grew up in a place with oodles of mosquitoes (or mozzies as my grandma calls them) and this brought me chills. They're bad enough without being otherworldly.

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On 2/20/2017 at 4:42 PM, Owlet said:

ps here's my garden... it grew a bit =P 

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Your garden is so beautiful! I believe I see some basil. Also when I caught up just now, I think you said some variation of "I went outside and it made me feel better" in like six different posts. Something to remember   :D

 

12 hours ago, Ensi said:

 

Maybe she uses both her head and her butt to communicate?


This made me laugh out loud. Cackle, really.

 

Also ARRRRRGH OWLET YOUR LANDLORD :( I want to grab @Countess D'If and plane our way across the ocean and take this terrible ogre woman to court. I totally understand why you've decided it's not worth the hassle but ARGH it irks me to see people like that get away with such injustice. So sorry you've had to deal with it and I am glad you have the joy of the new place to take the bitter taste away. I don't like to wish bad things on people so instead I will wish that this woman one day realizes her ways are wrong and does something to make amends with the world.

 

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9 minutes ago, fleaball said:

Pfft. I know we all do that but I've got too much secondhand rage atm to like anything to do with the situation. And I'm weird. 

I was joking.

 

Perhaps I just wanted to share kittens?

 

Have another:

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PS. The former landlady sucks.

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3 minutes ago, Severine said:

 

I thought the same thing when I first started reading your story. We are all quite good at finding terrible things to have in common. Can't we all agree to do something good together, like win big in Vegas or something?

 

 

I grew up in a place with oodles of mosquitoes (or mozzies as my grandma calls them) and this brought me chills. They're bad enough without being otherworldly.

mosquitoes.jpg

 

 

 

Your garden is so beautiful! I believe I see some basil. Also when I caught up just now, I think you said some variation of "I went outside and it made me feel better" in like six different posts. Something to remember   :D

 


This made me laugh out loud. Cackle, really.

 

Also ARRRRRGH OWLET YOUR LANDLORD :( I want to grab @Countess D'If and plane our way across the ocean and take this terrible ogre woman to court. I totally understand why you've decided it's not worth the hassle but ARGH it irks me to see people like that get away with such injustice. So sorry you've had to deal with it and I am glad you have the joy of the new place to take the bitter taste away. I don't like to wish bad things on people so instead I will wish that this woman one day realizes her ways are wrong and does something to make amends with the world.

 

We call them mozzies too :D It's the only downside of the new house. Hoping that my body will magically get used to them or learn how to smell less appetising. It's a small price to pay for how lovely the rest of the house is though. 

 

Argh I wish you and Countess (and Flea) could come over and fight it too. It's making me feel sick, the injustice of it. Kind of glad though that one of my flatmates has put his foot down and said no more discussion - it means I don't have to agonise over whether I could handle court or not. Still a major bummer. I hope I never see her again. 

 

Thanks for the kitties @Dagger!

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7 minutes ago, Severine said:

Also ARRRRRGH OWLET YOUR LANDLORD :( I want to grab @Countess D'If and plane our way across the ocean and take this terrible ogre woman to court. I totally understand why you've decided it's not worth the hassle but ARGH it irks me to see people like that get away with such injustice. So sorry you've had to deal with it and I am glad you have the joy of the new place to take the bitter taste away. I don't like to wish bad things on people so instead I will wish that this woman one day realizes her ways are wrong and does something to make amends with the world.

 

 

Aaaargh, I so agree with this! I understand why you don't want to fight it but it's so UNFAIR. The landlord vigilante brigade needs to get started on those glitter bombs.

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30 minutes ago, NeverThatBored said:

Aaaargh, I so agree with this! I understand why you don't want to fight it but it's so UNFAIR. The landlord vigilante brigade needs to get started on those glitter bombs.

 

I would totally do this. My only fear is that due to the recent upheaval she would suspect you. Maybe we wait six months? 

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And now I'm stressing because I committed to going to a conference next month in a different city and flights are really expensive. But also the slightly less expensive ones are about to sell out. But my friend, who is also going, is now suggesting we drive (you can do rental car relocations for free except for petrol) It's a 9 hour drive though and would mean no sleep/sleeping in a full car on friday night. Whyyyyy. 

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I am a cheapass and would drive. Driving that long isn't so bad if you take turns? But that's just me.

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9 minutes ago, Severine said:

I am a cheapass and would drive. Driving that long isn't so bad if you take turns? But that's just me.

Yeah that would be me. I would just not sleep because money. Which is not the best choice but eh. 

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8 minutes ago, Severine said:

I am a cheapass and would drive. Driving that long isn't so bad if you take turns? But that's just me.

I think I'm just stressing because I'm overtired and already anxious due to the whole landlady saga. It's not so much the driving that concerns me as the lack of sleep - I know I don't do well on lack of sleep. Ah well, seeing the others tonight so we will talk about it then. 

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13 minutes ago, Owlet said:

I think I'm just stressing because I'm overtired and already anxious due to the whole landlady saga. It's not so much the driving that concerns me as the lack of sleep - I know I don't do well on lack of sleep. Ah well, seeing the others tonight so we will talk about it then. 

 

Are you able to sleep in cars? Something about being a passenger makes me really sleepy. But if you struggle to sleep in cars I can see why that would be a problem.

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18 minutes ago, zenLara said:

It's such a pity that so many wins this week have become tainted by this woman. 

Indeed.... that would be so sad though. I will try to rise up again. 

 

I feel much better after going to the Buddhist meeting tonight. We studied a letter of encouragement written around 1274 during a time of great hardship in Japan. It was rather complex but one thing really stood out - an analogy of birds clinging to the uppermost branches of a tree in an effort to stay safe. It reinforced my realisation that even though I know challenges help me to grow and improve my lifestate, I still keep wishing for life to stop hurling obstacles at me. I keep longing for a holiday from pretty much everything, instead of learning to ride the waves as they come. I am clinging to the branches in the hopes of safety and ease, when really there is no escape from the challenges of daily life.

 

We still haven't heard back from the old landlady so have no idea if she is finally satisfied (logically she should be since we agreed to her terms in the end, but I don't want to assume anything until I see the signed form and money in my bank) but I am redetermining to strengthen my resolve and not be swayed by circumstance. Ideally I would like the unpleasant situations to just run off me like water off a duck's back. I am a long way from there, but I can keep striving. Even if it just means I don't stay upset as long as I used to, that is progress. 

 

@Severine I went for a short walk and swim after work. It was great :) 

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2 hours ago, Owlet said:

even though I know challenges help me to grow and improve my lifestate, I still keep wishing for life to stop hurling obstacles at me.

And who doesn't? I would say that is rather common. But as you say, there is no escape from the challenges of daily life. What does change is the strength we build when we face those challenges, so later in life they will seem easy to handle (of course, there will be other bigger ones, but... life). So maybe that idea can help: you're facing these challenges to make your future you live her life more easily.

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8 hours ago, zenLara said:

And who doesn't? I would say that is rather common. But as you say, there is no escape from the challenges of daily life. What does change is the strength we build when we face those challenges, so later in life they will seem easy to handle (of course, there will be other bigger ones, but... life). So maybe that idea can help: you're facing these challenges to make your future you live her life more easily.

Exactly!It is perfectly natural to want a calm and quiet life and the instinct to preserve this is strong. However, I strongly believe that if you are trying to make something of your life and live with purpose, then not only will you come up against big obstacles, they will help you become the kind of person who can overcome even bigger obstacles and live a joyful and fulfilling life. 

 

I'm definitely getting better at remembering this way of thinking and can usually appreciate obstacles for the opportunities they bring. But I still feel like I am having larger reactions to things than I'd like. My emotions tend to overwhelm me quite often and it's not that I want to bury my emotions (heaven forbid) but rather feel the emotions without losing all perspective and wanting to crawl into bed to wait for everything to leave me alone. I'd really like to feel the emotions in a slightly calmer manner and not be so swayed by whatever is going on. Simply because it is exhausting. I keep feeling like I can't catch my breath between obstacles. I'd really like to get to a point where I don't resist them quite as much. 

 

Does that make sense? Obviously this is a long term goal since it's not something you can change overnight. It's about constantly observing my state of mind and retraining the way I think. I think it's about confidence too - the more things I overcome, the more confident I am that the next thing won't beat me. Trouble is, each thing seems to be bigger than the last haha. But at least now, when I look back at the things that terrified me even a year ago, they seem so small. So I know I am making progress even though it doesn't always feel like it. 

 

In other news, still no word from the landlady... at least I didn't dream about her though. I dreamed I'd somehow been selected to appear on the next season of NZ's Next Top Model HAHAHAHA omg brain you are crazy. And I was running late for the first episode lol. 

 

And about the conference, sounds like we might leave work early on the friday afternoon so we aren't driving all night and we now have a place to crash for the night because one of the other girls' parents live up there and are away for the weekend. Yaaaaay I get to sleep (important as it will be one of my cat challenge goals ;)

 

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