I wrote a letter to my landlord yesterday asking him for 24 hours notice when a realtor was going to show my apartment. He wrote back saying that he'd just take my apartment off of the list and would not show it until I was out. Today my apartment-pictures and all-are posted again by the realtor. The horrifying thing is that he took pictures of my place when it was a wreck-there are dishes piled high, clothes on the bed and the living room is horrible. Why would he do that?
What should I do? I don't want to be a pest but at the same time, I really want privacy while I am moving. Especially tomorrow. I'll want to sleep in a bit and lounce in my PJ's sans bra with bedhead hair. I won't be able to do that b/c realtors might show up. *sigh*
Last night I had to run home before cooking so as you can imagine I was in a huge rush. Of course I ran into 5 o'clock traffic which made me pretty tense. But, just as I was about to enter a major intersection, I saw a guy get hit by a car. He was on his bike and he flew over the minivan and landed on the ground. Luckily he was OK, just a little shaken up, but the minivan tried to drive away! Someone called out-"Don't let him leave-get his plate number!" and without thinking, I pulled my car in front of him so he could not leave. I don't know what makes me do these stupid things. If he hit me, I would have been hurt badly as he was on my driver side. Someone ran over and started to tell the cops his plate number, so I drove away. I didn't how he actually got hit-truth be told, I think it was the bikers fault...but the fact that the van was trying to drive away just got to me and I guess that's why I reacted without thinking. Such an idiot!!
Naturally I was late to cook dinner. They understood and were fine with it, thankfully. But here's another story about The Dad. The night before I made brownies and they were horrible. The recipe was way off and looking back I see why they didn't work. In any case, I felt badly so I went home that night and baked more with a recipe I already knew. I did this at 10pm because I really wanted The Girls to have a special dessert. When I walked in with the plate, The Mom was ever so grateful, like she always is. She made a point of telling The Dad that I made them late at night just for them. So he knew this...
After dinner he said, "OK...you can either have a brownie OR a S'MORE!" Of course being that it was the first fire in their fireplace of the year, and c'mon, who would turn down a s'more? they chose the s'more. The Mom asked in a low voice, "Why would you do that? She made those brownies for us last night." So he said that I shouldn't worry because they'll eat the brownies this weekend. Fucker.
This morning I met my office mates and a few others that work on campus for breakfast. It was nice to hang out with them and to share stories, but I think next time I'm going to pass on breakfast. I'm not really a morning person and especially after 3 days of doubles I was tired...and it was in a square that's pretty busy, so it was hard to get to. Still, it was fun and the food was yummy, so it was worth it.
Tonight I'm going to the new apartment to measure the windows and to assess the cleaning needs. None of the windows have blinds (which is weird, no?) so I have to get blinds for at least my bedroom, the kitchen (there's a house right next door that can see in) and the dining room. The guest bedroom/office will have to wait. But that's a lot of money that I don't have right now gone down the drain! I also have to get paint for my old apartment. If I don't paint over the colors I added I'll be charged and won't get my full deposit back. So I'd rather pay $20 to get cheap paint than hundreds because they had to do it. I'm secretly hoping that someone comes in to rent the place and asks that I don't paint it back....but I'm not that lucky!!
I have one order to fulfill this weekend-lemon cake, a very good choice...so, it's going to be a very busy weekend. No rest for the weary, as they say. Though I think that's a weird saying, don't you? Anyway, have a great Friday and an even better weekend....