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11 October 2006 @ 03:57 pm
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i'm now in a 70% empty room. am pissed off. very much so.

it has been a hectic, topsy-turvy 6 days leading up to what was supposedly the finale of my room revamp today. 30 years of stuff were sorted and half were junked. the plan was to throw out more through a second round of sorting when the new cupboards get set up today and i start allocating space.

which, didn't happen.

i woke up bright and early this morning, the day's schedule clear in my head. my old bed would be disassembled and taken away, bigscale shifting of my desk and other misc furniture to their respective new locations would then happen along with hardcore cleaning and wiping along the way, line floor with newspapers and paint one wall which i've plastered myself yesterday (with self-mixed cement) to cover holes where my old shelves had been (i ripped them out yesterday as well). after wall is painted, the floor will be thoroughly cleaned. then, i'll take my time to slowly sort out some more misc items left in one more cupboard to clear and throw away, while waiting for the delivery of my new furniture (three hugeass shelving units and one queen sized bed).

that's how things were supposed to go, according to the delivery time agreed upon by both parties.

one other clear instruction was to ring me an hour before their arrival.

so, i was about halfway through this schedule of events. i was happily lining the floor with newspapers, in fact, about to start painting my wall. it was about 1pm. suddenly, my mother answered the door, and before i knew it, two dudes appeared right behind me in my room, saying "this is where you want the furniture?"

wtf?

"why are you guys here so early?! why didn't you call me before you come?! you're not supposed to be here so early and you're supposed to call me before you come!! look at my wall!! i'm about to paint it and you're already here!! now what?!"

"someone called you last night what... "

"no one called me about this delivery last night!! anyway, last night is not the same as one hour before!!"

"but they did call you last night... "

"... "

they continued to insist on that moot point. "anyway, you can call and arrange for another time to assemble. don't worry!"

with that, i let them go. nothing more to be done at that point. they left hugeass brown packages all over the living room, passageway and any available space. my queen sized mattress is now in my balcony, blocking out all natural light to the living room. my 2-metre-tall glass cabinet doors are stacked precariously next to the kitchen entrance.

i rang the head office. only to hear that the earliest they would be available to assemble my stuff would be saturday. SATURDAY!! this is meant to be done TODAY goddammit. that's three whole days of living with all this clutter. my family has already been more than a little irritable with all my things stacked all around, and bags and bags of rubbish going out the door etc. now, there are bigass, monstrous boxes that reach almost to the ceiling to live with too!

hounded them three times via phone, still saturday. :(

even if it was all their fucking fault.

so now, i'm stuck. like a plug in a butt. all packing/unpacking has been frozen till new storage becomes available. i will be sleeping on my old mattresss on my empty floor for three nights. this entire mess will remain in limbo till saturday arvo.

wtf.


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Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 11th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
POOR GIRL!!!

*fans*
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 11th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
thanks babe. :) it's quite surreal being in an almost empty room. it echoes...
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 11th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
nairminds! sat soon! and then can have a new look new room new feel-ing ah! :)
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 11th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
hahaha!

yes, i'm looking forward to the new fee-ling! :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 12th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
glad you are amused. :p

*nods* heh heh, must take photos k!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 12th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
there will be photos, yes. :) it will be a locked entry though, but you guys will see it. :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 12th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
yay! cant wait! :)
.that girl.: i am pooped!girlwhowaits on October 11th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hang in there. Just 2 more sleeps to new room being finished!

xoxo
JV: downdrag0nette on October 12th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
hanging... :s

sleeping on a mattress on the floor is giving me back problems!

xox
.that girl.: chiyogamigirlwhowaits on October 12th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
argh forgot about that. we have a futon so we forget that mattresses aren't floor-friendly :\

*shakes fist at ikea*
JV: downdrag0nette on October 12th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)
it doesn't help that i just went through 6 days of hard work, and have more aching muscles than usual! sigh. it would have been a good night to sleep on my new bed. :[
vanessafridavanessafrida on October 12th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
awww poor sweetie. I was worried that Ikea would do that to you when i was chatting with you day before yesterday.

Well sat will be here in no time. Looks like we are both going to be very bz on sat. I will be running around too (kelvin's wedding)

Hey i second the idea...take pictures...did you take a before shot? and now can take a empty shot...and then one when it is all done! so fun!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 12th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
saturday i have a dinner appointment at 7pm! sigh.

i didn't take a 'before' shot but i did take a 'during packing' shot. it was a helluva mess. hehe!
vanessafridavanessafrida on October 12th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
looking forward to the pictures
The Citygent: Magiciancitygent on October 12th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
Can I suggest chocolate and vodka? Things might seem better afterwards
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 12th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
not a big fan of chocolate nor vodka... but maybe a little cup of choya might do the trick. :)
.that girl.: good friendsgirlwhowaits on October 12th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
speaking of choc - have you tried chocolate by koko black? A must-try when in Melb: I'm not a fan of choc but this one makes me want more
JV: eatdrag0nette on October 13th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
oooh... i must remember to check it out then! :)
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on October 15th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
That kind of cluttered up space makes me feel so tense... I feel for you
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 15th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
the plug is out! :D i'm loving my new bed. will post soon... but for now, packing calls!
vanessafridavanessafrida on October 16th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)
missing you gal..hope everything is unpacked and looking good already
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 16th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
there has been more fucking around by ikea, so i've been a headless chook and things are still not in their right place yet. sigh! will post soon... maybe sometime tomorrow when i take a break during my next project. :)
sticker mansilver_crv on October 16th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC)
everyting ok yet?? i hope so...
JV: japogothdrag0nette on October 16th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
after three more fuck-up's, everything is finally properly assembled as of tonight. only now can i carry on arranging my stuff into the shelving units!
(Anonymous) on October 18th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
From Hairydonut
Ola! Bachelor Number 1 would like to meet you on Monday or Tuesday evening. Are you free?

JVdrag0nette on October 18th, 2006 08:14 am (UTC)
Re: From Hairydonut
LOL!

only if he understands i'm only up for friendship. :)
(Anonymous) on October 19th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
Re: From Hairydonut
Will explain. How is Tuesday breakfast?
(Anonymous) on October 19th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
Re: From Hairydonut
I'll be there too.
JVdrag0nette on October 19th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: From Hairydonut
brekkie on tuesday? don't either of you need to work?

mailed ya via your hubba's gmail.
(Anonymous) on October 20th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Re: From Hairydonut
Tuesday is a gazetted public holiday in Singapore
JVdrag0nette on October 20th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
Re: From Hairydonut
ah. see, that what happens to freelancers. holidays mean nothing to us. :)
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on October 21st, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
what happened with this? is your room still in a state of flux?
JV: goodhairdaydrag0nette on October 21st, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
hi sweetie! my room has progressed! :) i haven't had the energy to update because of constant packing, planning and organising storage , and trying to not fall ill due to the current bad bad haze in singapore! in fact, my body took over just now and i suddenly fell asleep for 2 hours!

all big furniture items have been assembled and are in place. all my things are slowly being packed in to their newly assigned locations. :) so, it's all slowly coming together now.
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on October 21st, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Im glad all is there at least... reorganizing everything is a pain but i really like organizing so i dont really mind that kind of thing :) the in-between type things when nothing is quite done drives me a little crazy. lol

bad haze - is that like bad air quality due to weather, pollution etc? we have weather reports that report on air quality like that. they tell people with breathing problems not to go out. Hello? what are you supposed to do? sheesh
JV: downdrag0nette on October 21st, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
some dumbass people in indonesia are setting forest fires so all of asia has been choking on smoke. for a few weeks already!

[check this out]

they tell people to stay at home and breathe in air-con. the thing is, my new furniture need to be aired because the sharp stinging smell is killing me. so i can't switch on my air-con. sigh. that's probably why i'm feeling kinda ill, even though i'm not sick.
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on October 21st, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
holy shit. thats awful...
JVdrag0nette on October 21st, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
amazing isn't it? i personally feel that the people responsible for this (not the first time already) deserve to be burnt. no big loss to the world considering their lack of brains and common sense.
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on October 21st, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
this must be horrible for people with any lung issues...the very young and old also.... or frankly anyone. And walking must be terrible....even to a bus or something.
JVdrag0nette on October 22nd, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
it's raining today! YAY! :D we will have clear air for a little while!
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