Monday, February 20, 2012
I have been busy, busy, busy. Packing and going through trying to get rid of extraneous possessions.
The situation that I wrote about in my previous blog with the lease at our current apartments has been pretty much resolved. We posted an ad on Craigslist and She (our apartment complex manager) also posted one. HERS looked like a SCAM. She only posted a picture of the leasing office which look like a small house, and put the wrong info in the listing. I don't understand how she has/keeps this job. Our listing worked. Someone who had applied for an apartment here back in December came into her office the very next day and said they wanted the place. They had already been approved and done all the income qualification paperwork and everything so there is not even going to be a week between us moving out and them moving in. We don't have to pay anything. It's still a really crappy policy but I don't have the time or resources to do anything about that. We are not the only people going through issues with them so I am confident she will be in trouble soon. She blamed a lot on the previous manager, which is her sister-in-law, so she's obviously a really stand-up person. (Not)
So now I need to find a place to live in the new city sight unseen which I am getting anxious about because my husband starts his job March 19th. Today being a holiday a lot of offices are closed, so I haven't even been able to contact any places yet or get any response. Yeesh! I am hoping the process will be much more expedited this time because we are definitely not going for a low income establishment again. Too much paperwork and too many restrictions and hassles.
My husband is giving notice at his current job today and I am packing and trying to get as much done as I can. His parents have offered to DRIVE out here with their truck which is no small task to help because we could really use the extra space in he truck and need one of them to drive one of our vehicles out there. Another factor is that there may be snow or ice for part of the drive. We may have to take a really roundabout route or just take it really slow. We will have to see how that goes but I do not have winter/snow tires so that is most scary for my little car.
I will not miss much about the Idaho Falls area, but I feel bad that we are leaving behind some good friends who are stuck here for another year. It's going to be a really good opportunity for us. Even though it is a new place, it will be more what we are used to hopefully.
I am going to have to cut this short so I can get my stuff done around here.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all the spark people who took the time to give me advice and feedback about the situation. I was really touched, sincerely. It really made me feel better and I will make sure that I don't get screwed around any more by this place after we are gone, and I will certainly make sure of the terms in my next lease before I sign anything. I really appreciated all your kind words!!