Hi everyone! I hope you all have had a great week as usual. It’s funny to think a week ago we had just received the news that R got the job, and in one week, we’ll be saying good bye to this place. Even though both of us can’t wait to get out of here, we’ve both lived here our whole lives, and in some ways, we’ll miss it. Or at least the memories that were made.
I’m sure next week will go by fast, considering I’ll only be working Tues-Friday. Saturday starts a new week according to payroll, otherwise I would have worked. I’m not excited about losing a day of pay, but I did work this Monday for double–time, so hopefully that makes up for it.
At times, being grateful was kind of difficult this week. R’s company cannot get their act together, and it’s been this way since he started this moving process. No one will get back to him, and when they do, it turns out he’s called the wrong person (meanwhile he was told to call them). Our truck reservation was made for August instead of April…it’s just a mess.
I don’t deal too well with things being out of my control like this. I could have had everything booked and ready to go by now! What really sucks is that his company only reimburses you based on the amount of miles you’re moving. We are eligible for $1,500. While that sounds nice, the truck eats $1,000 of that. My parents had the same truck for their move and it took $300 of gas. Because we’re going to my parents’ house first, and then our hotel, it will probably be more.
On the bright side, this is why I am grateful that I saved up so much for this move. We are definitely going to be paying out of pocket for something. Seeing as we only have the truck for four days, and aren’t going to get an apartment that quickly, we’ll need to secure a storage unit.
On top of that, our landlord’s want us to pay for a full month, and they want to keep our security deposit. That’s a whole other story that I was fuming about the other day. So if we manage to find something later this month, we’ll essentially be paying rent three times (this rent+deposit+first month).
In the spirit of being grateful, I had to update this. I saw one of them after work and by all accounts it seemed like we would be paying. R went up there tonight and apparently they didn’t communicate at all (they’re husband and wife). The wife told us we don’t owe them anything for the month – they’ll just keep the security deposit. I can’t tell you all how relieved I am!! This lifts a serious burden off our shoulders, because we’ll only have to pay rent once, whenever we find our next place. Whew.
I’m grateful that my grandma has taken it upon herself to scout out boxes for us. R has taken home some from work, and began packing a little the other day when he was off. He keeps telling me we really don’t have much to pack, and I couldn’t believe that until I really broke it down in my mind. Now I feel a little better about it! And hey, if he wants to pack, be my guest; it’s my least favorite part of moving! I’d rather unpack.
Of course, I am grateful that my parents booked a flight to come here next Tuesday. My mom ended up joining Spirit’s $9 fare club so she got a decent deal. She’ll be helping to clean up and tidy the apartment, and I’m thinking my dad will paint (if they allow it). I do feel bad for giving such short notice, so we told our landlord’s we would try and help in any way possible.
My parents have really gone above and beyond for us this entire time. They did, after all, drive me to Charlotte and then they went back home shortly after that. They also drove us to Wilmington when we thought that was a possibility back in November. It just proves they really want us to be happy, which is a nice feeling. They’ll also be housing our cats until we get settled in somewhere, and will be helping us move into our new apartment. Talk about a lot of work!
I’m grateful for the plans we’ve already made once we get down there. My aunt and uncle invited us all over for Easter, and then the community that my parents live in is hosting a garage sale, so we are hoping to sell some stuff then, and possibly acquire some furniture. We will need a kitchen set at least; my dad is making us a coffee table and night stands.
I’m also grateful that I was able to squeak in an appointment at the dentist’s and optometrist’s for this coming Monday. When I leave work, I will lose my coverage again. I just hope the dentist can do whatever work needs to be done in one day, even if it means lots of pain. I know it’s my fault for not doing this sooner, I just hate going!
Anyone have more exciting plans than packing and going to the dentist’s for this weekend? Who else hates going? Do you wear glasses/contacts?