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November 24, 2010

We have moved!
And I have a PhD!
Well, that was three weeks ago.
Since then, things have taken a slow turn.

Committee's main objection was that I have disguised two PhD's into one.

The new apartment was filled as much with joy of two little ones getting their private chambers and plenty of space to run around, as it was with brown boxes falsely declaring their content as waffles, candles and chips. On top of these, there were of course more boxes.

Girls enjoying the new terrace.

It took us two weeks to clear the living room, three to start painting the walls, and it will take about one more to get the Internet. Don’t ask.

My mentor was right, one thing you can't build is a view.

“Hi, we are moving and we would like to know how long does it take for you to move our current phone number (and Internet) to our apartment?”
“That would be about three weeks. And it costs 40€.”
“How about if we cancel the old number and take a new number and Internet account with you?” 
“That would take about three weeks.”
“Augh. And how much would that cost?”
“35€ .”

The view from the study.

Hmm, how about if we turn to competition, try to take advantage of the so called free market economy. That should do the trick.
“We will install your Internet on the 26th of November.”
Very, very much unlike Estonia.
And they just called yesterday, they will need three more days. Next time I hear someone talking about information society…

The youngest janitor in the house.

But as you can see, if being Internet-less is my major source of complaints, things have been pretty good. Oh wait, there is more stuff. Like sideboards. Have you tried buying one lately? Well….lets not turn this comeback into a rant and make it a separate post.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2010 11:06 pm

    Really nice p ic.. Happy Holidays

  2. November 29, 2010 1:03 am

    Nice view. Is your thesis in English? Also, what was it about?

    • December 14, 2010 11:28 am

      The bloody thing is on photojournalism and national identity. It is in English, I’ll send you the link to a pdf version.

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