We finally turned in our keys and are officially moved out of our old apartment in Durham!!! After a crazy weekend we ended it by going to our old apartment to clean it up, which meant sweeping and mopping the floors as well as cleaning out the food from the fridge and doing the bathrooms! After about an hour or so we were done which was nice. We also took some pictures of the place so that if they for some reason decided to stiff us our security deposit we could figure out why and see if we had recourse. We'll see what happens.
Of course our awful apartment complex wouldn't have felt like home if it didn't come with some frustration today! We were supposed to turn in our keys by noon on Monday, which is officially when our lease is up, but since it was a holiday (and Audie and i didn't want to make a special trip tomorrow when we were done today) i called on Friday to see if they were closed and if we could turn in our keys on Sunday. The lady said that they were closed on Sunday too, but that we could put them all in an envelope and put them in the drop box whenever we wanted before tuesday morning. Ok sounds like a plan right?? well we get there all ready to turn in our keys and there's no drop box!! Of course!!!
SO we called the emergency maintenance number, which is the only way that you can talk to an actually human when the office is closed. The guy said that we could leave it in the mail box beside the door or wait 45 minutes for him to get there. I looked at the mail box and said "you mean the one that says: free brochures take one??" you want me to leave an envelope with 3 keys to our apartment with a label on it to what place it goes to for anyone to come on and get it and go into our property??? " Yeah that's not a great idea friend!!! Well after i put it that way he said that we could put it in the mail slot in the maintenance shed. Ok much better.
So we'll see if they burn us on this after the fact. we left them a message in the office so that they would know that is what we did with them and we'll see if they like that solution or not.
So after all that drama : i took a 3 hour nap and started dinner - steak, baked potatoes and salad - yummy!!
Hope you have a great weekend and holiday tomorrow. Audie has to work tomorrow but hopefully will be able to come home early if things are really slow, which they should be.
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