Monday, July 18, 2011

Worst Move of My Life

Let me just start by saying that I had a meltdown last night because of how stressful this move has been. And when I say meltdown, I mean full on crying and freaking out meltdown. Yes, I am one of those people that when they get to that breaking point, I cry and cry and cry. Pathetic? Probably, but trust me, if you had to deal with all of the crap I have had to deal with in the last five days, you would probably be doing the same. This may turn into a huge long rant by the time I am done with this post, but I have to get all of this off my chest so I am sorry in advance for the bitchiness that may ensue and also how long this post will be.

So last Tuesday I called our new apartments and double checked to make sure that we were still good to move in on Wednesday. They told me yes and that we could come in as early as 9 am to sign our lease. So Wednesday rolls around and we show up at 9 to sign our lease and the lady in the office can't seem to find our apartment keys. Well, come to find out the maintenance people still had them because they were still  working on our place, but that they would be done within a few hours. So we went ahead and finished signing our lease and they gave us our keys so that we could at least drop off a few things that we already had in our car.

We headed over to our new place and made our way up the stairs with our first load and walk in the door to find the person who was supposed to be cleaning the kitchen and everything sitting down talking on their cell phone not doing anything. I understand taking a break every now and then, but it was frustrating to see it. Not only that, but none of the doors were on the hinges, the light and socket plates were all off, there were paint cans everywhere and not to mention that the paint job that they did was pretty crappy considering that you could see streaks everywhere! I know it may sound like I am being super picky or something, but you have to understand that we were supposed to move in on the 8th and they pushed the date back to the 13th because they had a lot of stuff to do in the apartment. The fact that I called the day before to verify that they were ready for us and to be told yes and then to get there and find out they weren't, was very frustrating for us.

After we dropped off a few things, we had to go back to work until 5. After work we went and picked up the rest of our stuff and the kitties from Lou's and headed over to the new place hoping that everything would be done by the time we got there. When we got in to the apartment, all the doors and light and plug covers had been put back on so I was relieved about that. But, a lot of other things that should have been done were not. The kitchen counters weren't wiped down and neither were the inside of the cupboards. The floors hadn't been swept in the kitchen or the bathroom and when we moved the fridge to the other side of the kitchen like we were told we could do, there was a big spot of greasy stuff on the floor where the fridge had been. And not only that but they didn't bother to move the fridge and sweep underneath of it either. It was nasty! At that point, I was just pissed!! I kept trying to tell myself not to worry about it because we were staring at an almost empty apartment and that it would be better once we were able to get the rest of our things in.

Well if you are wondering if things got better, yes and no. Once we were able to get everything into the apartment, we didn't notice a lot of the little things that bothered us, but then we started having bigger problems. First, our U-Haul broke down. We were on our last trip to the storage unit to get our grill and the U-Haul wouldn't start. So we had to wait almost two hours for someone to come fix it for us. Luckily we were at the apartment so we were able to go back inside and wait for them. After they fixed it we were finally able to go get the last thing out of our storage unit and turn in the U-Haul. We also had to transfer over all of our services for cable and internet and when I spoke to them, they said that everything should be working, well of course it wasn't so that was a super ridiculous process involving me yelling at them and refusing to pay the service charge for the guy to come out when it wasn't anything that we did wrong. I threatened to cancel all of our services with Comcast and call DirectTV and so they promised me I wouldn't have to pay for it, and turns out the technician agreed with me because it was all problems that we could not have fixed on our own! Take that Comcast!

On Friday I went to go turn in our check in sheet and to talk to the people in the office about how we found the apartment when we moved in. Luckily the people in the office were awesome about it and completely understood why we were so frustrated. I also had to inform them about one other little problem we had recently stumbled upon. I hate even typing it because it grosses me out, but we have mice! Ewwwwww! Our cats have been having fun though. They have already caught one and I keep encouraging them to catch them all because it is absolutely disgusting. Terminix is supposed to be out ASAP to take care of this. And they better be or I am going to be raising hell!! Our little friends were the main reason for my meltdown last night. I want to finish unpacking the kitchen but I am completely grossed out by the thought of them running around all over our utensils and other things that I freaked out and started crying and was ready to kill someone all at the same time.

So other than the above, we are slowly but surely getting unpacked. I do wish it would go a little bit quicker, but it only goes as quick as I unpack it so, it is going to take a few weeks I have a feeling, haha! I would love to hear some of your moving horror stories or am I alone in the horribleness of moving? I hope that everyone has a great week and I will continue to update you guys on our unpacking progress. Also, be sure to look out for a few wedding posts within the next couple of weeks! Thanks for listening to my rant!


  1. Oye sorry about the bad experience and I'm sure your kitties will take care of the mice situation..unfortunately its mother nature and that does happen so its not your fault!! Hope you are settling in nicely besides the fact of all the mishaps you had.

  2. Bwahaha! You and I both know about some of the "worst moves" ever, you've been around for most of ours! I know how you feel girl, at least you have the cats that can kill the mice. I have a terrible bug problem, and I'm the one that has to kill them *shudders* Thanks again for watching the girls... I'm so sad the movies are all done :(

  3. wow.that is insane..i feel like i dont even know whats going on in yhour life anymore. so sorry. i would be so upset to . love you

  4. Ugh. That sounds terrible. I hope you took pictures of the dirty floor etc so you have proof if they ever try to deny. Hope things get better!


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