Amitai: update some home address instances in advance

  • Landlord (for security deposit to be mailed)
    • (./) drop off a self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Benefits/insurance:
  • IRS
    • NY State?
    • NYC?
  • (./) USPS forwarding address
    • 2013/11/25 is when forwarding begins
  • Banks, cards, moneys:
    • (./) Citibank checking
      • (./) order new checks (sent to new address)
    • (./) Citibank credit
      • (./) thankyou.com
    • (./) Chase credit
    • (./) Capital One
    • (./) PayPal
    • (./) ACS Education (loans)
    • ...
  • Airlines:
    • (./) United
    • (./) Delta
    • (./) JetBlue
  • everything in "Purchases":
    • Amazon
    • ...
  • Columbia
  • Subscriptions:
    • (./) Economist
    • (./) People
    • (./) NSFWCorp
    • (./) Hover
    • (./) Joker
    • (./) Tonx
    • (./) Panix
    • (./) DreamHost
    • (./) Branchable (nothing to do, just PayPal)
    • (./) AT&T wireless
    • (./) Zipcar
    • (./) Apple
    • (./) Hadassah
    • (./) UPS My Choice
  • every site on the internet:
    • Keychain Access
    • (./) 1Password
  • everything that turns up in a Spotlight search

Amitai: arrange Bloomington move-in date

  • Oct 14: it's ours
  • Oct 25-27: ?movers arrive with all my goodies
    • plan house-cooling party (parties?)
    • (./) plan Boston visit
  • Dec 1: I arrive with my remaining stuff
    • call Travelers to update my coverage
    • call movers about my missing desk and box 4

Amitai: acquire Bloomington-local services

  • Overview
  • (./) Gas (heat)
    • /!\ we owe Chad for amount he paid Oct 14-Jan 31
    • first bill paid: Feb 27 (for 1/31-2/14 usage)
    • (./) auto-pay has kicked in on May 4 or so
  • Water
    • /!\ we owe Chad for amount he paid Oct 14-(around Jan 31 or so)
    • expecting first bill in the mail any time now
    • have been paying online
    • /!\ auto-pay may kick in by early June?
  • (./) Electricity:
    • technician arrives 2013/10/16 between 8am-4pm
    • you do not need to be there (assuming the meter is outside)
    • Account #5750-2833-23-7
    • (./) auto-pay is in effect
  • (./) Sanitation:
    • "Pay as you throw" means we need to buy stickers (Sahara Mart, Kroger, others have them for sale)
      • One sticker per emptying of standard-size trash (so wait till it's filled up to set it outside)
      • One sticker per smaller trash bag (so try not to need extra bags taken away)
    • Trash pickup every Wednesday (when can is full, sticker and put it out)
    • Recycling pickup every other Wednesday (always put out, no sticker)
  • (./) Internet:
    • technician arrives 2013/10/16 between 1pm-3pm
      • you must be there
      • work takes 4 hours, on average (bring your dinner)
      • Customer service: 800/288-2020
      • Order #752194282
      • Account #130681403
      • Speed: "Max Plus" (18Mbps down)
    • for our first bill:
      • we will get it by mail (in case they got my email address wrong)
      • sign up for paperless
      • link the U-Verse account to my "AT&T Access ID"
      • the $99 installation fee has been waived
      • the $100 modem/router ("Internet gateway") cost has been waived
      • we still get the Internet gateway, and we're not paying $6/month to rent it either (it's just free)
        • 2013/11/05: $6 equipment charge on the bill
        • faster equipment is required for speeds over 12 Mbps
        • we got 18Mbps
        • she offered to waive the fee for a year ($72)
        • I would rather know that I never have the fee
        • if we go down to 12Mbps...
          • do they have to come install?
          • trade equipment?
          • what is the new monthly charge?
        • they don't have a way to do the downgrade?
          • cancel and sign up again?
          • current way was wired up TV-cable-like
          • slower way would need to be wired to a phone line
        • we will keep our current service with waived setup fees
        • we will accept her credit of $72 for the year
        • for the second year, I will call again and try to get the
        • dumb equipment fee waived for another year
      • for the first year, our promotional rate is $45/month plus about $6/month in taxes and other fees
      • the first bill will be $1.07 higher than normal because something or other is prorated
    • for later:
  • wired home phone
  • television
  • Smithville internet

Amitai: cancel NYC-local services

  • (./) Time Warner Cable
    • Account #8150110024656702
    • To cancel, just call when it's time:
      • 888/892-2253
      • don't mention moving, that's a whole other system
      • just don't want to have the service any more
      • actually, canceling just because incurs a "visit fee" of $40 that seems extortionate (!)
      • and moving doesn't, so I canceled that way
    • Return the modem to Time Warner Cable office:
      • 2554 Broadway (at 96th St, SE corner)
      • Open 8am-5pm on Saturday
      • That was ridiculous, shipped it to them instead
      • FedEx 797297833092, delivered 2013/12/06
      • I should be credited $60+ by mail
  • (./) auto-renewing MTA pass
    • 877/323-7433
    • old usage period ended October 8
    • 2013/10/12: verified new period did not start, destroyed card, canceled
    • expect $112 refund on my card within a month
  • (./) Planet Fitness
  • (./) ConEd gas and electric
    • 212/243-1900
    • already filed online to close account Dec 1
    • last bill will go to the house
    • confirmation #4158837
  • other bills I auto-pay

Amitai: arrange NYC move-out date

  • Friday, Nov 29:
    • pack:
      • clothes into suitcases
      • kitchen stuff into boxes
      • bathroom stuff into bags/boxes
    • (./) take out lots of trash (over and over)
    • (./) go to Sheira's for dinner
      • bring office chair
      • bring air mattress
      • bring magazines
      • bring Rami key
      • bring Kahlua
    • bring home spare keys
    • (./) Close down work VM
    • Set aside clothes and front-of-car stuff
  • Saturday, Nov 30:
    • (./) (a quick shower?)
    • (./) 7am: wake up, carry camera over the bridge, taking lots of photos
    • (./) 8am: pick up car from Budget
    • (./) 9am: meet Schlairs and Crook
    • (./) collapse and stow air mattress
    • (./) start carrying everything down to the car
    • (./) call Saul to return keys (give him 30 minutes' notice)
    • (./) family photo
    • (./) drive off:
      • down Broadway
      • Columbia
      • Abbey
      • return cable modem to 2554 Broadway (at 96th St, SE corner)
      • get a receipt!
      • Head out over the GWB and I-80 whence I came
  • Sunday, Dec 1:
    • Brunch with Hank and Charlotta
    • Philo Foundation call
    • Drive to Bloomington
    • Anything interesting en route?
    • Write blog?

Amitai: get movers to move most stuff

  • (./) get some quotes from moving companies
  • (./) choose one
  • (./) pick a date near the end of October
  • (./) get eyes re-examined and order a pair of glasses
  • (./) get a current drivers' license and update Zipcar

Amitai: self-move remaining stuff

  • rent a suitable car or truck for Nov 30-Dec 1
    • if car, decline the CDW (credit card has it)
    • if truck, don't decline the CDW
  • (./) get a new company photo and card
  • (./) get a reissued Columbia alumni card
  • find interesting things to drive past
  • (./) stop overnight in Pittsburgh chez Henry
  • continue to Bloomington
    • remember, Philo board meeting at 11am or 1:30pm
  • order in
    • GrubHub also appears to work!
    • also EatStreet

Amitai: update remaining home address instances

  • (./) Rental
    • My belongings are insured while in transition (movers + myself)
    • Policy will be adjusted to cover new address
      • $233 ($20 more)
      • new policy #9919514846341 (effective Dec 1)
      • when moved, change my mailing address
        • call Customer Service (800/842-5075), or maybe online
  • Medical
    • weird problem with my login
    • to change address, notify my HR
  • Vision
  • Dental
    • change address by contacting my HR
  • Corporate Benefits
    • notifications to personal email, if possible
    • or else change back to snail mail (after changing address with HR)
  • (./) NetBSD:
    • systems with finger output
    • my entry in localsrc
    • my entry in htdocs
  • resume
  • (./) LinkedIn
  • (./) Scrum Alliance
  • (./) Stack Overflow Careers
  • (./) GitHub
  • (./) Ohloh
  • (./) Twitter
  • (./) Google+
  • (./) Facebook
  • (./) App.net
  • (./) Identi.ca
  • (./) Cupcake.io
  • friends, by email
  • (./) HR (if they even need it)
  • replace Citibank?
    • no-fee ATM at Whitehall K-mart, but no local branch
    • would have to change direct deposit
    • Simple
      • no-fee ATM at the 24-hour CVS and lots of other spots around town
  • (./) expect to be returned my $7200+ of security deposit by mail
  • (./) expect $112 refund on my card within a month for prepaid EasyPay MetroCard