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The video is a walk-through of our short-term apartment in downtown Auckland. It contains a guest appearance by Milligan, a glimpse into the my advanced productivity system, and a peek at the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere! Yep, all that for free.
Keep the following in mind:
- Can’t really get any more in the ‘heart’ of Auckland
- One Bedroom
- Fully-furnished (about 98%)
- $300 NZD/week (very close to $1000/month USD)
- We pay Electric and Hot Water
- 12th Floor
And, yes, I’m fully aware I did not show what was in my fridge or my sweet rides. I made the ‘cribs’ reference off the cuff and wasn’t on the ball enough to carry it out in full! Plus we don’t have a car… Pop-Culture-Reference Fail.
Internet finally working!
Last week, you heard me rant a little about our internet. Luckily, we were able to line up a technician who got everything working at the connect point early this week.
Throughout the entire process, no one has been more helpful than Duncan who runs the @Orcon twitter profile. A couple weeks ago, I sent the following frustrated tweet out. (I was a little peeved!)
Within 60 seconds, Duncan had responded to me from the Orcon twitter profile. After hearing all my issues (through DMs), he personally drove by after work and dropped off a modem. Unfortunately for both of us, the actual incoming connection was also messed up (in addition to the router issues).
Despite the result, I appreciated Duncan going out of his way to try to help. He continued to follow up last week by e-mail to ensure everything was set-up and running. Even though my experience has been mostly negative, Orcon is doing an amazing job using social media and hiring people like Duncan to run it.
The only thing missing from their equation is about 50 more Duncans to clean up the rest of their departments.
The Week Ahead
First, thanks for all the support on Man Vs. Fat. I’ve been overwhelmed by comments and e-mails with your support, suggestions, and tips. The first week went really well and I feel an enormous amount of accountability!
Tomorrow, I’ll be doing another video (here on MvD), although this one is on a very specific topic. It should be very interesting to hear your thoughts! If you guys have an interest, later in the week I’m going to do a ‘State of the War’ post regarding our debt and how we are attacking it. Let me know if that’s something you’d like to know more about!
Either way, see you tomorrow!