A glimpse...

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 

Below is a glimpse of what my life has been during the last six weeks. As you can see, not everything is bad... and DB was right when he said that "it would only get better".

Hope you are having a nice week- I am, my family is visiting from the DR.

The view from my bedroom window (the only non-crazy place in the entire house)

October 16, 2004 -  Photo by Bianca

 

 

 

 

Boxes everywhere (even the cactus is trapped)

October 2004 -  Photos by Bianca

 

 

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Monday, November 29, 2004 

I hope you had a nice, safe and sweet Thanksgiving Day.

 

Pumpkin pie - Massachusetts

Apple pie - Massachusetts

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November 25, 2004.  Thanksgiving Day

Photos by Bianca {Pies by DB}

 

 

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Thursday, November 18, 2004 

Last night was our 10 Months Wedding Anniversary, but in addition it was also our 4 years of "Being Together" Anniversary... 

Four years ago, DB took me out to dinner to celebrate my birthday; what started as friendly get together sparked the beginning of something else. Then, 5 days later DB formally asked me out on a date. On, November 17, 2000 he picked me up at my old place and brought 3 beautiful English roses with him, they were nicely wrapped, they were short, small and very delicate (I still have them, somewhere). Then, we went off to see The Grinch and from that moment on we have been together ever since.

Who would have thought! We met 3 years before our very first date while working for the same client, and then 3 years later we met again without knowing we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. Happy Anniversary-ies my love!

 

 Bianca and Darren

The Colonial Zone - Dominican Republic 

  January 2004 -  Photo by David Nin

  

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Monday, November 15, 2004 

Finally my DSL Internet connection is back. Can you believe that our DSL provider disconnected the Internet service in the new house instead of the condo? How hard can it be? How could they disconnect my DSL service twice and in less than a month? How could they put a cancel order on my new DSL/phone number instead of the old one? Again, how hard can it be? I had a feeling that something like this would happen again - and unfortunately it did. Well, we are definitely switching to Comcast now; I won't mind paying a higher monthly few as long as we can speak to someone with some knowledge when we happen to have minor internet/connection problems. Plus, this services is supposed to be a lot faster than DSL. We shall see!

In another tone, the wonderful and accommodating moving company ended up being really disappointing. Basically, we ended up with scratched floors (yes, the very same floors that took 3 weeks to refinish), a broken window frame (the sofa would not fit thru the doors and it finally made it thru a window that was damaged in the process) and to put the icing on the cake, we were unfairly overcharged by the moving company for the parking/moving permits that are needed to park on the streets while moving in or out of the city. The permits cost about $28 dollars each, but they charged us $130 dollars. They added the time that took them to get to the city - from their town - in order to get the permits; this charge was not disclosed upfront, if we knew we would have picked up the permits ourselves, since our condo was just 15 minutes (walking distance) from City-Hall (the place you get the permits from). Because we changed our moving date 3 times; we paid for 3 set of permits a total of $400 dollars, I could have replaced a few windows with that amount of money.  Ohh well, I just added one more name to my never-ending list of incompetent and/or unjust/unfair/unprofessional vendors and providers {e-mail me and I'll tell you which Moving Company you should avoid at all costs in the State of Massachusetts}.

But moving on... We are in the new house now, moving was harder (a lot harder) than what I imagined. Did I mention that it was very, very, very hard. It was probably a good thing that I did not have internet connection; I have been so overwhelmed by all the boxes and the state of chaos of our new house, that I don't think I would have had anything good  to write about.

In addition, my birthday was just 2 weeks ago and for the first time most of my friends forgot all about it. My family, as always, did not. They called me from the Caribbean at home and work all day long. Unfortunately, I missed most of their calls, since they called me at home when I was at work, and at work when I was at home. I did get most of their messages and saw their names & numbers in our caller-id (don't you love technology?). I can only blame work for missing all those calls and the fact that a day before my birthday we had to adjust the clocks once again and that always confuses my family (we don't have daily savings time in the Dominican Republic).

Anyways, we are still in transition, but I think that now (just a month later) we can start to see the end at the end of the tunnel.

I'll be back with photos and hopefully with some good news!

I hope your week is going well!

 

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