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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Les joies d'un frigidaire qui marche

(English below)

Bon, ç'a pris une semaine, mais on a enfin un frigidaire qui fonctionne (il sera en "service" officiel seulement demain, ça prend 24 heures à refroidir au complet). Je suis toujours en maudit contre Brault et Martineau (ils me doivent un marché, beaucoup de glace et de repas et un maudit paquet de troubles) et la plupart de ses employés (à l'exception d'un gérant d'un département qui a fait remplacer le frigo qui marchait pas, pas le gérant du magasin qui est parti sans crier gare). Maintenant, je peux presque relaxer, va juste falloir faire réparer le char mardi et commencer à travailler le jour même, même si je ne sais pas du tout ce que je dois faire... J'irai dans mon bureau (plutôt vide en dehors des meubles, moins beau que celui de Waterloo mais qu'importe) avec mon portable et je ferai ce que j'ai fais faire à mes étudiants tout l'été: des études de simulation pour mon prochain article. Publier ou périr, comme qui disent.

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Well, it took a fucking week but we finally have a working fridge (thank you Whirlpool and your shitty quality control). I'm still mad at Brault & Martineau (they owe me 4 litres of spoiled milk, this year's tomato harvest, and tons of other compensations) and most of their personnel (except for one department manager who got them to exchange the frigde rather then send some guy a week later to try to fix it then discover there's another problem; not the store manager, who went AWOL, well on holiday the day he was supposed to call us back, the mofo). Now I can almost relax, there's only the car's problem that needs to be fixed urgently (i.e. Tuesday because Monday is Labour Day). I also start working on Tuesday though I have no clue what I'm supposed to do (there's supposed to snailmail me some stuff, in this technological age, they could email the important things first). I'll just go to my new office (it's empty except for some furniture and a phone...) with my laptop and do what I made my students do all summer: run simulations for the articles I've been working on. Publish or perish, as they say.

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1 Comments:

  • Indeed appliances that work are fun! Sucks to lose all those goods though. Hope to see you two soon!

    By Anonymous Stephen, at 9/02/2008 11:00:00 AM  

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