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The house stuff moves on! I have a list of things that need to be done, some before I move in and some can happen later:

BEFORE I MOVE IN:
1. Take out the carpet and tiles in the living area and replace with hardwood.
2. Take out sliding glass doors in the bedrooms and replace with French doors.
3. Fix some electrical issues.
4. Service the swamp cooler.
5. Paint the living room and bedroom.
6. Install a mailbox.

AFTER I MOVE IN:
7. Fix cement cracks in driveway area and on back patio.
8. Paint the awnings on the outside of the house.

The floors is probably the biggest project, costing me $7320. I could have just left it as is, but I really want the house to be ~perfect~. And how the floors are right now in the living area is just weird. Basically, it's an open floor plan in the living room area. But instead of keeping the flow, they tiled one part and carpeted another part. It makes the room look small. But the room is NOT small. I think putting in the wood is really going to help with the flow.

The French doors is also a big project. I don't know how much that is going to cost yet, but I have two doors to install and my budget for that is $3400. I'm going to Home Depot tomorrow to talk to them about it. I think the French doors is going to give such a better feel to the house than the sliding glass doors do. In both of the bedrooms there are no windows, just sliding glass doors. This is really a project I want done before I move in too.

I signed the contract for the floors today. $6000 of it is going to be financed, so I'll pay that off without interest over the course of a year. The remainder of the money is going to be paid tomorrow when I get paid.

I'm a little frustrated though with some of the other people I contacted. This guy Isaac was going to give me an estimate for the exterior painting, the cement work, and the doors. He was over 2 hours late the first time he came over. He was going to give a more detailed estimate the next day, but never showed up. An hour later he texted and said he forgot because he was doing another job that went long and wanted to reschedule. I'm kind of over it. I'm spending a lot of money here and I feel like if you can't get your shit together, I'll go to the next person. I have to keep leaving work to get home for this shit and it's just wasting my time.

At 4:30 today the swamp cooler guy was supposed to come. He did a no call no show. The floor guy recommended someone else for me to use, so I'll call them tomorrow. But I left work early today for nothing.

The electrician is coming tomorrow between noon and two. I'm going to Home Depot to see how much they charge for installation of French doors and see what I can get within my budget.

We'll do our own mailbox installation and our own interior painting.

Most of my money in the next few months is going to be going towards house things, because besides the repairs I want to do I also need to buy things: a dining room table, a new couch, a coffee table, and other living room goodies (I want a big TV.)

I'll post picture updates as things progress, but if you want to see the everyday thingies with the house I've been posting them on instagram. I'm diamonds1202 there.

In other news, I have one work related gripe today.

I have a client who was charged with trespassing. His case is now over. His case is over because it was dismissed. It was dismissed because I encouraged him to stop being a dick and trying to push his case to trial. Yes, he has a right to a trial. BUT I knew the case would be dismissed if he just chilled for a second. I explained that to him. He reluctantly listened to me. His case was dismissed.

Anyway, he was back in court today for arraignment (which is when new criminal charges are first read to you) on a new case. This time he is popped for possession of methamphetamine.

I had several clients on calendar today and this is just such a small area, so all the people generally involved in court all know each other. Two of my clients were talking to him and I accidentally overhead as I was opening the door to my office:

HIM: Who's your attorney?
CLIENT 1: Ms. Crabtree.
HIM: I'm sorry. She sucks. Who's yours?
CLIENT 2: Ms. Crabtree too.
HIM: Damn. I'm sorry. That sucks.

I wanted to start laughing in his face. But alas, I am precluded from doing that due to attorney-client privilege. But are you kidding me? I got your case dismissed. And if we had done it his way he'd either be in jail right now or on probation.

Most of my clients love me. Guess I can't win them all over.

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