Normally, the fact that I'm renting this place furnished and with utilities included (for a fucking boatload of cash, but that's neither here nor there) is fairly convenient.
Except, of course, when Pepco (according to my landlady, in Cali-freakin-fornia) changes their automated billng system. In such a way (again, according to my landlady, who isn't high on my list of favorite things at the moment) that her automated PAYING system, well, doesn't. So that Pepco comes out and shuts off the power. Which, of course, inconveniences her not one fucking BIT, but sort of leaves me here sitting in the dark venting and wondering how long the various batteries in the various electronic devices will last.
God, I so hate my life right now. . . I need a new place to live, and a new job, and yeah, a new life, pretty freaking STAT.