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Our Upcoming Outpost

We finally got our housing assignment! Now that we have a wifi connection, we’re able to check it out online. It actually looks like a really cool place but I don’t want to get our hopes up too much before we actually get to it. The internet has a way of giving things a false coolness.

The housing assistant had trouble finding a place near Palo Alto, so we’re ending up about 18 miles away in Santa Clara. This is right near San Jose and, according to the apartment’s website, we’re going to be living in the “center of the Techie Universe.” I’m a little less worried about not having an internet connection come May 9th when I’m back on the clock at CQL. It sounds like they have wireless routers dangling from trees out there.

We’ve never lived in such an urban setting, so this should be pretty fun. The hospital is 18 miles northwest of our apartment, which can turn into a pretty long commute during rush hour. We’ll have to feel that out. We were first counting on me driving Jen to and from work to avoid having to pay the monthly parking rate, but it’s probably going to be cheaper if she can take the Jeep. No problem. We do get a bit of a stipend for parking at the hospital, so it’s not going to be too much after all. There are lots of public transportation options so I won’t mind not having a Jeep. I’ll just be sure to take it on the days I go out surfing.

And we guessed right. This place was only friendly to small, foofy dogs. Our little girl wouldn’t have been allowed. Fucking fascists. Piper sounds like she’s having a good time watching the house and eating coasters, so I think she’ll be all right.

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  1. Sue
    May 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Show the landlord the picture of Piper in the backpack. She will fall in love immediately. I thought the web site said there was not a size limit but a breed restriction was in force.

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