@Carmen Aiken@facebook I'm interested!
One of my favorite rental histories ever. Glad you are in a good place now.
Happy Hour tonight with some coworkers, $15 Grocery run tomorrow $50 Re-reading Bossypants $0 Doing some research on trips to LA and Denver, $0 unless I decide to book flights super early. Sunday morning walk to get bagels $5 Total: $70
I understand your hesitation in asking for things! Sometimes you ask for things and your landlord treats you like an idiot. Every time I called about the heat last winter, the landlord would say, "Are you SURE the heat's not on?" The radiator was stone cold and it was 59 degrees in my apartment, YES I AM SURE. I just complained to my new apartment's management that I had no hot water in the kitchen. Three different people asked if I had checked the hot water valve under the sink. Yes, yes, yes. Turns out when they renovated my studio, they ran two cold water lines to the kitchen instead of one hot and one cold. Validation at last! Hopefully this will be fixed soon so that I don't have to do dishes in my shower for much longer. Not having a functioning freezer sounds awful though. Good luck Meaghan!
Every Thursday that rolls around makes me think, "there is probably something I need to do." I like the one thing posts because they make me feel guilty enough to try to accomplish one thing at the very least. My one thing is to write and mail birthday cards to my grandma and my pal from college/local TV news.
@BATS! bummer about the couch! hopefully the pulley system will work. I had a similar issue with my IKEA bedframe, which I thought I could move without taking apart, but nope. The next time it has to come apart, it will probably just be turned into kindling. Hope you love the new place!
@andnowlights It's been a rough last 18 months of housing for me, so I am hoping this is the last move for a bit and there are no issues with this place. The aquarium DVD just sort of sounds like a softly babbling brook. There are a few different "scenes" and each has a slightly different sound. The "river" one is the one that sounds like the babbling brook. The coral one sounds more like you're underwater. A real aquarium would be better but this is pretty good for now.
Went way over my estimate. Moving will do that Change of address fee $1.05 Groceries at TJ's $40.71 Booze for my friends who helped me move $54.86 Parking meter $1.70 Coat rack, toothpaste, & aquarium DVD for the new place $73.13. No hall closet and my fridge makes creepy sounds (hence the aquarium DVD to provide soothing sounds) Moving day lunch delivery $27.29 Target run for rugs, household goods, and a few groceries $135.83 Total: $339.90, well over my estimate of $215. It's okay though because I am done moving and my commute is now half what it used to be. My friends are so very kind to help me move in 14 degree weather and make jokes while I silently freaked out over how much crap I have.
@moreadventurous I don't mind at all! I have an online savings account with Discover. I get an 0.80% interest rate, which is getting to be $8 a month for just sitting there. Because it is an account for which there isn't a physical bank near me and I don't have a debit or ATM card for this, it is really effective at keeping me from touching that money. I can still transfer money out if I have to, but I have resisted so far. Because it is so separate from things, I forget it's there until I do the check in. I have been really pleased with Discover's customer service and such. I think ING offers high yield savings accounts too, but I haven't had one with them.
@BATS! good luck with the move!!! I've had very good luck getting kitchen things at Goodwill (if you don't mind slightly used)