I went into my rental office today, and told them what happened over the weekend. The young woman who works there (she’s great) confirmed that the only way I could get out of my lease without paying zillions of fines was to find someone who wanted to rent my specific apartment. That’s not likely, since I wouldn’t reccommend this place to anyone. However…she did tell me I could transfer to their other property (which is a hell of a lot nicer)! I’m quite excited about this- it’s about $125 more per month in rent, but whats that compared to the safety of my children? Nothing. Just tighten the belt, and all will be fine. I actually viewed one of the apartments when I was looking around, but chose this one instead because of the price (biiiig mistake). I could concievably move in about 2 weeks. So now the question becomes, is this the right move? Oh, and the only available apartment is on the 3rd (!!!) floor. Sucks, but it’s do-able. I think I’m going to go for it, because it will get me out of this neighborhood. I can worry about moving elsewhere when that lease (maybe I get to keep the same lease dates? I’m not sure…) ends, or just transfer Gabe to the newer school once 1st grade starts. I’ve got a brochure to check out, and should be able to view an apartment again soon. Celeste (office girly) put the apartment on a temporary hold just for me, so I could have a few days to decide.
I think I’m going for it.
The kids and I went to a playdate this morning, and had a blast. It was nice to get out of the house and have some adult conversation. I haven’t been to knit night in a while, and I missed it. Milli was there though! Just no yarn 🙂 While we were there I was really missing my old house again- just having a yard for the kids to play in was great. Here, we have a bunch of mud and a totally broken down swing set. Not much fun. As a matter of fact, I have never allowed the kids to play on it. We have to drive to Grandma’s house (or the park) if they want to play outside. Oh- this new complex? Has a pond. With fish. And you’re allowed to fish! Gabe is so excited about that. There is a trail that winds around the pond for walking, and a resident flock of geese. All apartments have a balcony that faces the pond, it would be so nice to sit out there in the morning. OOH OOH, plus washer/dryer hookups!
I’m so there.
I’m outta here! Final paperwork is not done yet, but it’s pretty much official. As of April 1st, I should have a new address 🙂