Friday, August 29, 2003

Assorted goings-on

It is hot in here. The air conditioner isn't on at my office. Unfortunately, the thermostat is in an office two doors down the hall, and the door is locked. It's days like today when getting the desk next to the window doesn't seem like the best deal, after all.

Speaking of's temp office, we're getting a new resident next week. Brian makes the move to Birmingham tomorrow, and he'll turn our group into a quartet. We went over to check the progress of the new office a couple days ago, and saw no signs of construction. It looks like we're going to be in this little room for a while.

Yesterday I spent the day at Haven. It was an interesting change of pace to see the Thursday regulars instead of the Wednesday regulars. Some of them obviously didn't expect to see me. My ex-wife included. She showed up and got on my nerves for 20 minutes or so. Overall, business was very slow, so I occupied myself by catching up on finance stuff.

I'm still working on trying to sell the store. There's been plenty of casual interest, but only a few serious parties. Most of them have fallen through, deciding to pursue other projects instead. A glimmer of hope has surfaced this afternoon, as I heard from one of the potential buyers who says he's interested. I like this guy, so I hope things gel to make the deal happen. I'd much rather the store go to him than to an unknown.

I was also excited to learn today that R.E.M. will be broadcasting their concert from the first U.S. stop of their current tour on their website Sunday. Since we're supposed to get high-speed Internet access at home tomorrow, I should be able to watch. I'll have to clear it with Misty first, though. Sunday is her birthday, and chances are she's going to want to do something other than sit in front of the computer. Go figure.