Hey Everyone! Happy Tuesday!
It has been a week since I have moved and I am so close to being completely unpacked! This past week has been a whirlwind of craziness with getting everything moved from the old place, unpacked, and sorted out. I can’t count the amount of times I opened up a box, stared inside of it for a few seconds and then closed it and pushed it aside saying “I’ll deal with it later…”
Unpacking for me, started in my bathroom. I did buy new towels, a trash can, shower curtain, soap dispenser, and all those kind of things from Walmart beforehand so I think that’s why I started there. I couldn’t help myself. I was too excited to have new things to open and put out!
A bonus to unpacking is that you basically have a fresh, clean slate to start from. You can arrange everything in a new way or put it together just like you had before at your old place, but what’s the fun in that? I always vote to change it up as change is always good!
After the first few boxes, unpacking tends to get tedious. Boxes start to get in the way or pile up into a leaning tower of cardboard; ripping open boxes steals all of your strength and also dulls your scissors or car keys, and walking up and down the stairs with boxes is ANNOYING. I almost fell down the stairs a couple of times!
I have come to the conclusion that moving is draining, causes crankiness and sleep deprivation, and also brings out your inner child as you mope around with a trash bag in hand cleaning all the crap out from underneath your bed wondering why you have more water bottles then there are states in the country. (By the way, there are 50 states in the USA. You would be surprised at the amount of people who do not know this….)
All I know is that I don’t want to move for another few years and if we do have to move, I am hiring a team of movers! I will just sit back and relax…or worry about if they are being careful enough or breaking any of my valuables!
So far, I really love my new place and the area that we are now in! We have all of the necessities right down the street like Publix, Walgreens, McDonalds, Taco Bell (Great, now I want a Gordita Crunch!), Zaxbys, Michaels, PetSmart to name a few. We are minutes from one of the newest shopping areas, a movie theatre, and one of my favorite Farmer’s Markets!
The only negative aspect of the move so far, has been a written complaint from one of my neighbors! Let me give you the short version!
On the first day we moved in, we brought over our fur babies, Bluford and JD! Obviously, they figured out that we are now in a completely new area and were a bit freaked out. Who could blame them?? Apparently, my new neighbor, the Stay at Home Mom. (This is the only thing I have to go by so that is what I am going to refer to her by!)
So we left the fur babies in the house by themselves for about three hours in the early evening to grab a few more things from our old house. When we got back, we found a letter taped to the door, written in ALL CAPITAL letters.
For anyone who writes or reads, reading all capital letters is annoying, passive-aggressive, and is super irritating. I don’t understand what is so hard with writing with correct grammar and punctuation! (Oh man, let me stop this tangent before I get too distracted!)
The note basically said that Bluford was barking the entire time we were gone and it annoyed her because she is a Stay at Home Mom. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand that some families have to have someone stay home to watch the kids and that being a Stay at Home parent is an actual job but at the same time, I JUST MOVED IN!!! Blu was probably scared and frightened from us being gone and heard a lot of different sounds!
As angry as the note made me, I wanted to speak with the Stay at Home mom to apologize and word out a solution but there was no name, unit number, or any info on the person who left the note for me to go talk to. I decided to ignore the note that night only to find another one the next day after getting off from work! So now were two for two with the notes…
This note in short said that the barking was off and on throughout the day and that if the problem was not taken care of ASAP, that she was going to resolve it herself….I instantly became infuriated. I mean c’mon, we have only been there two days and already having neighbor issues! Jeez!
I instantly jumped into my car and drove to the front office of the complex and spoke with the manager. She was unbelievably understandable and apologized for the notes. I explained everything that happened and also explained that he’s barking at the people who are slamming their doors, playing loud music, or the other DOGS BARKING AROUND US! We have never had a complaint about Blu’s barking before so this was frustrating for us. She sympathized with me and said “So he’s basically just being a dog. She needs to calm down. You just moved in and are still getting accustomed to everything. If she doesn’t want to hear dogs barking, she shouldn’t live in a pet friendly complex.”
I relaxed when I heard this and felt 100 times better. The last thing anyone wants to deal with is a complaint from the apartment office or your neighbors!! Other than that, everything else is great and I am excited for what this change has to bring for me!! Thank you guys for letting me rant on for a bit! I love sharing my stories and experiences with you all! If you have had any experiences like mine when moving or in general, let me know in the comments below!