The past couple of days have been frustrating…it seems like there are times in life that everything happens at one time…everything goes wrong at one time…everyone makes you mad-at one time. It’s been that kind of time for us lately. The biggest thing we have been aggravated about lately is this apartment we live in. Ever since we have moved in, we have not been able to get anyone on the “Maintenance” staff to come fix anything. Josh does alot of stuff around here himself because this is a bigger apartment and we know that it takes forever to get anything done. So if it’s something we can do ourselves, we do it. But there are some things that would either cost us too much money to repair on our own or stuff that we can’t do ourselves. But, since we have moved in we have asked them to fix the window in the kitchen that is bent and won’t close, the only big eye on our stove doesn’t work, the entire stove really needs re-wiring because the eyes go out all the time, the shower in our extra bathroom has zero water pressure, and the toilet in the extra bathroom runs all the time. Plus, when we moved in we asked them about replacing the carpet in our apartment because it’s really, really dingy. They told us WE could replace the carpet at our own cost because they wouldn’t do it.
Needless to say, we have lived here for 10 months and NOTHING has been fixed. Despite asking over and over and over and over again. Plus, the other day they told us that the shower in mine and Josh’s bathroom was leaking into the apartment below us, so they came up here and made us move everything into the extra bathroom (which still has no water pressure) and ripped up the tile and tore apart the shower in our bathroom. That was a week ago….they haven’t been back. However, they are completely remodeling the apartment beside us and the apartment below us. COMPLETELY. I saw them bringing in some new appliances (we have a dishwasher that doesn’t clean…) and they put brand new carpet in both apartments. Plus new doors on all the bedrooms and closets (Noah’s room doesn’t even have a closet door…) I am, without a doubt, extremely ill about the situation. I have turned this apartment into a very cozy home, but still there are things (as with any home) that need fixing. And it really ticks me off to pay for stuff and it not work or be fixed like it is supposed to. Plus the manager of our apartment acts like we have no reason to be frustrated…they ripped apart our bathroom and made a mess all over the place and haven’t come to clean it up. Of course I’m ill. Josh isn’t going to A-School until February of next year atleast, and all of this has just about pushed him to the point of being ready to go ahead and move. We weren’t going to move, we were just going to stay where we are. But now, knowing we have another year, we might as well move somewhere nicer since we can’t seem to get anything done here.
The other thing that has me frustrated is people who won’t help you out when you need it. It seems like the harder you try to help people and give to people and do for people, the less they want to help you. Josh and I bend over backwards for people (family, friends, aquaintences), we are just the kind of people that like to help other people. That’s just how we are. But it seems like when you are like that, people run over you, take advantage of you and never want to help you when you need it. It seems like it just doesn’t matter what you do…you try to be a good person, you try to get ahead in this screwed up world, you try to take care of your family and be good to everyone else…and what happens? You are the one that gets screwed out of everything.
Anyways…that’s my venting session for tonight. I’m about to watch the new “Grey’s Anatomy” and find us a new apartment to move into here in the next few weeks. Seriously…done with this place. We found one apartment that’s alot nicer than where we live now with a waterfront view, tennis courts, walking trail, and a washer and dryer in the unit-for $100 more than we pay now. and we don’t have any of the above. Man I can’t wait to be able to wash clothes in my own house where I don’t have to go to a laundry facility!