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End of lease day

End of lease day

Sunday, Apr 16, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

I got to Kay & Burton’s office at 9:30 am since the letter from them stated that the keys must be returned by 10 am. Discovered that the office isn’t open on a Sunday until 10:00 am, so I had breakfast first and then dropped keys and papers off at 10:45 am. Justin – the agent – is on the desk and states that the final inspection will be done tomorrow – monday – and that my bond should probably then be deposited into my account on Monday or Tuesday.
How to end a lease?

How to end a lease?

Thursday, Mar 16, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

Today I: paid Kay & Burton $694 rent from work. Receipt no. #380753 phoned to check up on how I must notify them I’m ending my lease – fax is fine, 28 days notice is required. faxed in a letter letting Kay & Burton know that I’ll be leaving on the 16th of April
Rent day

Rent day

Tuesday, Feb 29, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

Paid Kay & Burton $694 rent from work, receipt no. #769534.
My flat inspected and valued

My flat inspected and valued

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

The valuer from Kay & Burton arrived on time and only took about three minutes to go over the place. He is completely amazed at the huge gaping cracks in the brick wall and shakes his head when I explain the endless phone calls to Kay & Burton and no-show of their maintenance people. He says he will get them to contact me to fix it. He comments that there must be something basically wrong with the building for a crack that bad to be there – I suspect that ever since the Richmond Plaza’s three storey concrete car park was built right up to the property boundary, its weight has been pushing the ground down and twisting our old block of flats.
My flat to be inspected and valued

My flat to be inspected and valued

Monday, Feb 14, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

A phone call today from Kay & Burton’s sales department. They want to arrange a time to view the property I’m renting to do a valuation for the owner. We agree on Wednesday, 8:30 am.
Not moving downstairs

Not moving downstairs

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

I rang Kay & Burton today to ask about my rental application for flat 4/42 downstairs since Justin – the agent – hasn’t called me back. Apparently it has already been let, no reason was provided why unsuccessful applicants didn’t get told. I asked why Justin hadn’t called me when he had said that he would and was told “all I know is that the property has been let”.
Rent day

Rent day

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

Boring; paid Kay & Burton $694 rent from home. Receipt number #613123.
Applied to move downstairs

Applied to move downstairs

Saturday, Jan 15, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

After chatting with Jeff as he was moving out I decided to apply for his flat downstairs. Being on the ground floor its cooler, with courtyard, and a bit more space. I filled out the application form at Kay & Burton in the afternoon and handed it in. Justin – the agent – was there and said there should be no problem getting it approved, and that he would call me in about a week.
My flat is vacant soon… or not!

My flat is vacant soon… or not!

Thursday, Jan 13, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

I rang Annette – the girl who left the note yesterday – and she says that Kay & Burton have my flat listed as being vacant from the 16th of this month! ie Sunday, in three day’s time! She said she’d asked Justin for details a couple of times but he never got back to her so she put the note in the mailbox. I explained that this was news to me – my flat becoming vacant – and she said she was going to call Justin back.
My flat is vacant soon!

My flat is vacant soon!

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

I got home today to discover a note in my letter box from a girl who wants to look at the flat as it “is due to be on the market soon”. This is news to me, what have Kay & Burton got planned?
Garage door remote control, part 8

Garage door remote control, part 8

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2000

@ Adrian Tritschler

I’m still trying to get a working remote control for the garage door. Peter, the Kay & Burton maintenance manager, left a message for me at home while I was at work, giving the code “3,6,7,8” which he got from Jeff, another tenant downstairs from me. I called around 12 pm and eventually spoke to Peter, where he relayed the message. I pointed out that Jeff has a different garage to me, something that Peter was not aware of!
Rent day

Rent day

Saturday, Dec 25, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

Paid Kay & Burton $694 rent from home, receipt number #786997.
Garage door remote control, part 7

Garage door remote control, part 7

Friday, Dec 24, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

Still trying to get a working remote control for the garage, at 3 pm I attempted to call Kay and Burton to find that they’ve shut down for Christmas. I guess it’s no action till next year.
Garage door remote control, part 6

Garage door remote control, part 6

Thursday, Dec 23, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

I took the new garage door remote control back in to Kay & Burton and recited the whole story again. Spoke to Peter, the maintenance manager, who contacted the Body Corporate and got me a different code (1,2,3, 10,11,12 on, 4-9 off). When I got home this doesn’t work either, nor does the reverse of it, or the reverse of 1,7,9. I climbed over the fence and took the cover off the receiver and it appears to be set to 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12 on, but nothing happens when I set the transmitter to those numbers.
Garage door remote control, part 5

Garage door remote control, part 5

Wednesday, Dec 22, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

I called in at Kay & Burton to pick up the replacement garage door remote control this morning then, discovered when I get to work and go to put the battery in it that no one has bothered to set the combination! Call Peter, the maintenance manager … again. He expresses dismay at the continued stuff-ups and isn’t sure what the combination is since people have been fiddling with the old remote.
Garage door remote control, part 4

Garage door remote control, part 4

Tuesday, Dec 21, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

I got to Kay & Burton at 8:30 am to pick up the new garage remote control that was to be dropped off yesterday … surprise surprise, it wasn’t there. After much ringing around it turns out that the locksmith didn’t bring it over yesterday as promised because, “It is only a small item and it wasn’t convenient for him to come here.” I’m promised that it will be here today and available tomorrow morning.
Garage door remote control, part 3

Garage door remote control, part 3

Friday, Dec 17, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

First thing in the morning I attempted to phone Peter at Kay & Burton again since he didn’t call back on Wednesday, the receptionist won’t take a message but gives me his mobile number. I then called Peter, he will call me back. At approximately 2 pm Peter calls back; “Damian” has the garage remote control and will be bringing it from Campbellfield to Kay & Burton and I should be able to pick it up tomorrow, but to call first.
Garage door remote control, part 2

Garage door remote control, part 2

Tuesday, Dec 7, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

Called in at at 9 am to Kay & Burton to drop off the broken garage remote control along with a problem report stating that it doesn’t work, that a new battery didn’t help, and that since the side gate has been broken – and reported – since January I can’t get into the garage. The girl on the desk reads this then asks me to try a new battery! I point to the line stating “A new battery didn’t help” and she promises to get the maintenance manager to look at it.
Garage door remote failed

Garage door remote failed

Monday, Dec 6, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

After a couple of weeks of requiring two or three taps on the button I got home today to find that the remote control for the garage has stopped working entirely. I went out and bought a new battery but still no difference.
Rent day

Rent day

Tuesday, Nov 30, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

Paid $694 rent to Kay & Burton from work. Receipt no. #109149
Rent day

Rent day

Monday, Sep 27, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

Paid $694 rent to Kay & Burton after hitting a few wrong keys. Receipt no. #203912
Yay, partial repairs

Yay, partial repairs

Saturday, Sep 25, 1999

@ Adrian Tritschler

Absolutely bloody amazing, I got home this afternoon to find that the Body Corporate or real estate managers had actually got around to replacing the light bulbs in the hallway of the flats. It only took four months to fix after I first reported it! Pity that absolutely everything else I’ve reported as broken has been ignored.

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…The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

…The Site

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.

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