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~John Lennon


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How Is The Move Going

How is the move going, you ask. Well, it feels like I am in a sort of limbo. When I saw the duplex the middle of June, the landlord told me I would able to move in on July 1st. So I am paying rent in this place and the new place, as well as all the utilities. This is a costly month.

When I went to the new place the afternoon of July 1st nothing had been done. The landlord had told me he would have new carpet in the hallway and living room, new mini blinds throughout, plumbing issue in bathroom ceiling fixed, and I would be able to put my car in the garage. None of that has happened.

Yesterday the carpet was pulled up in the hallway and living room and the huge riding lawn mower and two other mowers and ladders and tools were rearranged in the garage so I can at least start storing boxes in the garage now. The car, though, will not be able to be in the garage yet. I don't need the car in the garage, but it riles me to pay for something and not get it.

Today I am heading over to the new place to continue cleaning. The kitchen is four times the size of the kitchen here in this little apartment so after I get the cupboards cleaned I will start taking over kitchen things. It will get done, just not as I had planned in the timing I had scheduled.

If I ever mention the "move" word again, just slap me silly!

17 comments:

Rock Chef said...

We never learn, do we? :-)
For me, moving house is one of the worst things ever invented.

Hope things settle soon...

Ms. A said...

I missed something! When did you post about a move??? The only time I wasn't able to read was when Michael was in the hospital. Please tell me you posted something then, so I won't feel so bad for missing this news.

Brian Miller said...

hugs. sorry it was not done. what happened? at least it seems that they are responding and getting it done now...

Brian Miller said...

hope they get it done quick and you get moved in soon...

DJan said...

And you are paying RENT while he works on it? That doesn't seem quite right, CiCi. But once you get in there, I hope you are happy with it. :-)

CiCi said...

For me, this is stressful, and don't really want to take the energy to even talk about it. I am trying to keep up with my usual activities at senior center too. Yikes.

CiCi said...

Ms A, I didn't mention it, you didn't miss it. One friend and I painted living room and hall, carpet was supposed to go in yesterday, hoping it gets done today. I had a chat with landlords about the delays.

CiCi said...

Because I was working around the delay as best I can, they didn't think I was in any hurry. I set them straight last night.

CiCi said...

How the landlords could have possibly thought I was paying full months rent for a place I could not take possession of beats me. They understand now and I will be moving this week. The sooner I move out of there the sooner I can have these utilities taken out of my name. My friends are helping me clean and paint as they are able, the place needs work. But it will be a great place to live when the work is done.

Adam said...

two rents doesn't sound fun

Stephen Hayes said...

Why are you paying rent in the new place if it isn't ready per your agreement? You shouldn't pay rent in a place that isn't ready for you to move in.

Pauline said...

I don't exactly wish for an early death but I do pray that I will never have to move again. I hope the new place is worth it and there's not too much stress between now and then.

Abby said...

Moving. Yuck. I think the landlord should give you some sort of break for not having the new place ready. Enjoy your new big kitchen!

dkzody said...

So glad to hear that you have friends to help you with all of this. If I ever move it must be to a place that's is in perfect move-in condition and then I'll hire movers for the heavy stuff. Boxes I can pack, painting walls, not so much.

Margie said...

Moving is tough in the best of situations.
Good luck, it will all come together!

LL Cool Joe said...

I can't think of anything more stressful than house moving!

Hilary said...

I think I'd be demanding a refund for the month of July...

Sorry that you have additional stresses to the ones that moving brings. Hang in there.