Yea I know I said I would stay off of here during my move for a while. But I feel a good old-fashioned rant coming so you may want to duck and cover. My unexpected guest is flying in tomorrow and I have to pick her up at the airport. This could complicate my life a lot so I have some hard decisions to make in the next week or two depending on where this goes.
My dream apartment seems to be cursed. I don’t believe in curses but this place has me scratching my head anyway.
The good: I did get the location, floor plan and new carpet like I wanted. New carpet is a big deal because only about 20 apartments have it so far out of the 400 or so in this complex. The old style was this off white color that showed every bit of dirt and stains. The new type is a two tone dark and light brown. I would guess estimate this place puts my about ¼ mile closer to all the places I walk to. My mail box is only about 50 steps round trip. This also puts me closer to the places I walk to every day so at least my five mile walking has come back since I have moved. I knew my data stream for my computer would be lower and it is but I am still getting decent 4 g speeds so that saved me 250 bucks so far any way because I don’t have to buy the cell signal booster.
The bad: I am surrounded by college age kids. I started this post about 2:30 Am and it sounds like party central out there. If I ever get unpacked enough to find my radio it will block out their sounds enough. When I sleep I just turn on my floor fan and that blocks the sound as well. I don’t blame the kids I did the same thing when I was their age. The place I left was so quiet and peaceful at this time of morning compared to this one. I will adjust though, I always do. I don’t mind moving but I do hate to unpack, things always pack quicker than they come out. The whole layout is different here so I have to put my stuff in different places than the last place. I need my computer desk near glass to get the best signal so I was forced to put it in the bedroom next to the window. Right now I have a full size bed, my computer desk and a dresser crammed into this bedroom. In the living room all I have is my TV and large stand, recliner and an end table the rest is very empty. It works for me now any way.
The ugly: When I chose this apartment everybody at the office told me I would be able to hook up my satellite dish. When I looked at the property layout it appeared I would be able to get a line of sight at 102 degrees. The installer came out yesterday and there is a tree with two huge limbs that prevented my installation. I made him get out this device he has to measure line of sight and sure enough they were in the way. I called dish network and they told me it was my responsibility when I moved to make sure I had line of site. This makes sense. Then they lowered the boom on me. Because I am basically breaking a contract with them, I owe them 480 dollars. I told them I didn’t have it to sue my ass. Which is actually true until the first. I was able to tell a big enough sob story to get them to suspend my account for six months, then I have to pay them in full. I hate damm contracts. So no football games for me this season. To add a little more stuff on my head, I walked over to the c store this morning to get a cappuccino and it started to rain pretty heavy, so I got all soaked. As I was walking back I was cussing the universe, it did no good but it did make me feel better, just as writing this down has done.