So moving...! A lot has happened and I haven't had net since we've moved here, other than 4G on my phone, which I should probably should not be using so much of. I don't know if it's unlimited or not, aha.
Not that I can really do much besides twitter and texting on Kik! It's a really great app that I started using to talk to Angie since she lives in Australia. I just added a bunch of friends and I'm excited to be able to talk to them all! I'm bad about logging into AIM and I find Skype to be confusing, so I don't get to talk to people that often.
The days are all really confusing right now, as is time. We have no clocks set up and I almost never check my phone, always the microwave or our half face clock.
UHHHM well we got everything moved in on Saturday and when we got here we were VERY disappointed at what we saw.
Originally we looked at a 2 bedroom place because there were no empty 3 bedrooms, which is what we planned on getting. We got a feel for what things were like and we liked it a lot! When we walked into our new 3 bedroom, it was so gross. Everything felt dirty. Even with new carpet and ceiling fans and light fixtures.
Apparently, the past tennants didn't take care of this place at all. The kitchen had to be completely redone. Under the sink there was a leak and they didn't call to get it fixed, so it rotted out the wood on the bottom and up on the sides, which means that it was left like that for a LONG time. The upstairs bathroom had giant gaps where there was groute missing behind the toilet and along the shower. Just...a lot of not very nice things.
When we first walked in though, only the sink cabinets were torn out, so there was still the higher ones. We assumed that these were still going to be ours and we were very upset when we opened them because the shelves were literally like this |/)|. Later we found out that they just were not able to get everything torn out before our move in date because they didn't realize just how bad the place was damaged.
They've been working very hard the past few days on getting our kitchen done. Everything is brand new and BEAUTIFUL. We've been told that we have the nicest kitchen on the property now.
One thing that I am very happy about, besides having a wonderful new kitchen, is that the maintenance guys are so so so so nice and I am perfectly comfortable with being home alone with them. I don't get the creeps at all. They talk to me and joke around. They're very polite and apologetic about being here so much, but I don't care, I very much enjoyed their company. Especially since I had to get an Ikea delivery and even though the Ikea people were very nice too, I'm still very tiny and people can be scary.
We had an incident with one of the people working on our new place too. Not the mantenance people. It was a contractor that they hired to fix some stuff on the roof.
A guy who worked for this contractor decided that it would be a great idea to instead of using a ladder to take the tools up to the roof, he chose to throw them onto the roof. This is dumb in general. But when these tools came back down, they happened to land right on the hood of our car.
He then picks up the tool again. Drill btw. And throws it up again. This time it lands on the windshield and bounces all over the car. My mom and I were watching him do this from my room and as he picks it up and goes to throw it AGAIN, while laughing too! My mom beats on my window yelling for him to stop.
Luckily there isn'ta lot of damage other than a few knicks in the windshield and frame, but we still have to get it fixed. Could have been much worse.
My mom flipped out about it big time, which is understandable since we just left the other place because of having our car keyed and having nothing done about it. Then two days after we move in, that happens.
I felt bad for George(one of the nice maintenance guys) because he had to listen to her wrath, but he handled the situation so great. He went out there and talked to the guy and then called that guy's boss and the guy is apparently not allowed back onto the property.
Just not a very good start to our move!
I've been writing this journal over the course of a few days, since I've been busy, so things might go off track and in circles!! The days just blend together now and not having a clock is really driving me crazy. I HAVE INTERNET AGAIN THOUGH. Finally! They still haven't sent us our new box, but we brought our old one over so that we can have net because I've been SO....NOT INVOLVED...I've been more productive I guess! It feels weird to sit down before bed and not use my computer!
Wes got the job he wanted to get, so he's working with my uncle David! Today was his 3rd day and he's very sore from doing a differen job. With serving and kitchen work, you walk around a lot and with what he's doing now, it's a lot of bending over to get stuff out of boxes. But, because of Wes starting at the new place, we've cut the hours down at the restaurant and are only open for 4 days a week for the dinner shifts. I don't think we'll lose much business and it seems like we haven't had any pissed off people as of yet. It's really nice because we have more time in the day to do things! Like yesterday we put our couch together and had time to sit around and eat before going into work. It's a long drive now (40ish minutes), but it's not terrible with the new hours.
We've got most of the living room put together now. I have my tv stand set up that I've wanted for SO LONG and it looks SO amazing! I can't get over it! I will make a journal at a later date once I find my camera charger so I can take nice pictures! Though pictures will not do it justice!
Also hahahaha at our old apt, our old landlord was mad because we were leaving, so she put an eviction notice our door. Just thought that was funny! 11 years of us moving in and out of there and never paying our rent late and we make one complaint and want her to get rid of the guy who keyed our car and is the one person everyone in the complex complains about and she won't do it.
I'm so glad to be out of there. I'm so happy now.
Our new place is so wonderful. I have an upstairs bedroom which is bigger with a huge closet. A HUGE window that gets sunlight and I'm comfortable leaving my blinds open. I closed them at the other place after all that stuff happened and I never got any sunlight and it was so hard to wake up and was very depressing in general. I'm okay with walking out by myself now, I'm okay being home by myself or even with the maintenance people, which is something I never was okay with at the other place. I just...didn't realize how unhappy I was there? I knew I was, but wow now that I am in such a wonderful place, I feel so relieved that things turned out this way. Money will be tighter, but it's worth it to be this much happier.
I have a lot of thoughts and feelings and I just cannot express how wonderful I feel now. I think not being on the computer for a while has helped too. I sat in my living room today on our couch and watched my lizard Tarin play on our new house plants, which she really seems to love. Speaking of a couch; wow. We haven't had a couch in 5 years and I am so happy to have one now. We have only had a lovesac for the past 5 years. A lovesac is basically a giant bean bag that is filled with shreaded memory foam and it doesn't go flat. You just fluff it up and it's good as new.
Lucy also text me today and told me that her and David are going to be in town this weekend! I feel so bad because I haven't talked to them at all lately. I've been having such a bad life and when I get sad I tend to avoid people because I don't want to make them sad as well. David has been asking me about school and how my studying is going, but with everything going on, I haven't had any time for it. But, if they're still in town on sunday, they're going to come over to see our new place, so I'm hoping to get things looking better before they come over! So I'm going to leave this how it is and go unpack more. It's harder to unpack at night because we still have yet to get a lamp to put in the living room and it's super dark without one!