Monday, August 10, 2009

What a weekend.

On Saturday, we cleaned out the rest of the apartment. PUNK landlords; we realized there was no way we were goign to clean it absolutely, positively to their specifications. So, we opted to pay the piper a little and have their cleaning service come in for their lowest of cleaning options. Got everything signed off on, so here's hoping that will be the only deduction. If not, well, heck to pay, heck to pay. Gosh, I am so done with landlords.
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The landlord we have now seems really reasonable. That's really what we want. Pay your rent? Ok, fine, he leaves us alone. Perfect.
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Poor B right now is really facing a hassle as he ends things with his landlord. He's riding it out through the end of the lease, but the guy is a serious tool. B gave him permission to show the apartment before B's lease term ended. Now the guy says that he wants to charge B for having a maid service come in because "the place is not showable."
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Excuse me???
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No, B was not housing an elephant in the apartment. "Not showable" to the landlord is that there were a few dishes in the sink, and there are some boxes (um, yea, Crate & Barrel boxes.. your tenant got married). No joke. And the reason there are dishes is because the hot water stopped working... AGAIN. This happened once before, B called the guy, he came out, and flipped a switch and basically called B an idiot because he couldn't fix it himself. I don't think that was the issue, because 2 days later, the hot water was gone again. ANd yes, the switch was flipped in the right direction.
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Tool.
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B's approach is to play nice, but I'm all ready to whup out the big guns on this guy. Seriously. This guy has obviously never rented to trash-the-apartment folks. Pshh. Crying over a few dishes and a few boxes. Ridiculous.
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Anyway, after the apartment we went and got some fruits & veggies. I got a flat of blueberries. I've grown a real fondness for them frozen. It's like, they dont' freeze completely. It's like a slushy blueberry in your mouth. Yum!
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Then we hopped over and looked at this:
AND WE GOT IT! It is so cool. It's a 1959 Grafonola. Would you believe it originally sold for $199 when it was first made!?! We got it for a song, and it works! And yes, the music really does come out of the horn.
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From there: Ikea (just for as-is to buy a piece of wood and see what they have & get two office storage boxes), Home Depot (to get a few plants), and Costco (to get 4 great new bath towels). Then we went down to Crate & Barrel and took advantage of our 10% off everything completion-of-your-registry coupon. WOO! We got 2 wood bathmats, a pitcher, two beautiful drink glasses (scotch? I dunno), 2 apertif-type glasses, and a set of 12 glass storage bowls with plastic lids. We could have spent more, but that was more than enough for us. Then HOME!
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Saturday night at home we unpacked. I rocked it and totally got the china cabinet up, despite not having any power tools or a drill. Up and secured to the wall, may I add. My gosh, the glass looks beautiful in there! And, we realized ithas the extra benefit of keeping all things away from monster cats.
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We put down the rugs too, and we realized that the one we bought that goes in the dining room is just not gonna hack it. SIGH. It's just too yellow, and we really need it to go with th erug in the dining room. SO I think we're going to sell the dining room one.
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Sunday we went to Goodwill to hunt for records. Then grocery shopping. Then home.
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I went out and picked 12 quarts of blackberries from a patch near our house. B helped too, though I suspect this activity was WAY more up my alley than his. I'm trying a dressing with a few cups, we'll see how it works out.
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So now I have about 50 plums, 15 bags of blackberries, a flat of blueberries, a flat of blackberries, and 1.5 flats of currants all waiting for me to do something with them. Oh sigh, to unpack.

1 comment:

  1. Tell "B" thank you for the birthday wishes and that he needs to find another place for those elephants :-) Love you guys!

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