Monday, December 07, 2009

Update on the update

Okay. So I'm good to go in my new apartment; we're still haggling over my down payment/deposit (they don't want to "lose me" and I'm "exploring other options," LOL. Initially, they were anticipating an extra $250 or so for a deposit, but then the lady I talked to today said I may need a month's depsoit (roughly $600), which obviously is a major difference. At this point, my rental and employment history are my two ace in the holes. #1, I've had the same steady job for 4 years and #2, my rental history is great. I have a male friend stepping in for Brad, since his phone is disconnected and I need a reference for the last 2 years. At this point, they acknowledge that my credit sucks ass but that my rental history appears literally flawless, and that's the only thing going for although we can't get a hold of Brad physically, I just have someone to testify on his behalf that Jen paid faithfully and on time every month for two years. Is it shady? Not really. It's not like I was a faulty tenant and I'm having someone lie for me. I'm having someone tell the truth, just in place of the actual "landlord." Hey, screw you all. I have 5 days to find a place to live. ;)

So...I'm good to go, almost definitely. Like I said, all we're debating on is my deposit. I was hoping to get out of here by Wednesday, but it looks like I'll need till Saturday. Maybe it's better. Moving mid-week WOULD be tough. Things here at the homefront are civil, considering. I'm playing nice. Internally, I'm just counting down the days, and when I'm home, I'm staying in my room. The weekend was harder because we were both off of work both days, but I was out with friends of mine, so that helped. And on Sunday, I slept in (ridiculously late) and packed. I'm really doing well on packing; I mostly have left my clothes in the dressers and then some things in the kitchen. I was going to take a day off this week to help with the packing and moving, but now I may not need to, if I can handle it all on Saturday (and I'm sure she'd allow me Sunday to get some more miscellaneous things. Like I said, we're on decent terms as of right now).

I think that's about all for now. I'm hanging in there, considering.


Kishelle said...

Oh girl, you are so brave and cool. I love ya. Are you living alone in the new apartment? That might be a really good thing for yoy. No one else making up rules as they go. How is Chad? You guys still hanging out and talking regularly? Good luck with the move. I wished we all lived closer and could help! Let me know when you fly home, so we can make it a point to do dinner. Miss ya and hugs!

Renee said...

You are awesome. And I am SO proud of how you're handling this whole fucked up situation.

I hope the whole deposit debate gets settled in your favor! Nah, not shady to have a friend stand in for Brad. Not your fault he's MIA. And like you said, it's not as if you're lying about your rental history. THAT would be shady. LOL. But I still wouldn't rag on you about it because, hey-- you gotta find a place! :-)

I wish we could all help you move, too. You know how I love that shit :-)

Her ass BETTER allow you to pick up some things on Sunday. Giving you 12 days to find a place and totally vacate the current place is ridiculous, if not illegal.

When do you fly home? We're in FL the last week of January, so I'll see you in a few weeks and then again a month later. SWEET!

Jen said...

Lots of meds, my friends. Lots of meds. ;) THATS how I'm handling this like a champ. LOL

Yeah, Chad and I are still really tight. We're hanging out quite a bit, actually. Again, still just friends...but just CLOSE already, you know? (No, not in the dirty way, ha ha)

I'll be home a week after I move (literally a week), and I'll be there until the 30th. As always, my travel will be limited by the weather and WHETHER (ha!) or not I can use Mom's car one night or whatever, but I'm sure we can do dinner, Kish, although it would really help if you could come to Holland and we can meet off the highway somewhere again. Renee, I'm guessing we're still on for our annual Christmas Eve tradition. ;)

Renee said...

Hellz yeah, we're still on! My ass will be in the kitchen all day today in preparation! Not leaving the house except to shovel!