Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fixed Up the Apartment!!!

So, this past November we moved into a smaller cheaper apartment so we could save some money. Our last place was way too expensive. Little did I know how horrible the place actually was. My husband decided on the place without me seeing it first and I was told I would like it... Well, no of course I did not like it but truly didn't have much of a choice. It's just multiple little things that makes this place look so bad, including lazy management, landlord, and maintenance! It has been almost 4 months since we have moved here and we are still yet to have any bedroom doors. We don't have closet doors in our bedroom. Both closet doors in the living room, the closet door in the hallway area, and the bathroom door all need to be replaced. They have huge holes in the doors. There is a huge hole in our bathroom wall and behind our front door in the living room. We have got into it multiple times with the landlord and maintenance. The lack of respect and responsibility in them is just absolutely ridiculous!!! At the moment this place is our only option so we are trying to make the best of it. We got a good amount on our tax return so what we did was paid off some bills, paid ahead on some bills, fixed my car (well got the parts anyways) and the rest has went into this horrid place. To my complete astonishment it actually looks so so so much better.
The weekend we got our money, Hollis kept the kids and Jessi, Kerri, Whitney and I went to Ikea and lunch. Had an awesome time. The place was huge. Took forever to go through and still need to go back. Everyone got some end tables besides myself because I wasn't sure that they would fit. After getting all our new furniture set up and all of our old furniture out we realized we did have room for the end tables. I need to go back to get those. We have painted the whole place. I invested in all new matching picture frames and updated all of our old pictures. We got some new shelving, a new hutch, new computer and desk. We re did our bedroom, but have not painted. All that is left to do is the kiddo's bedroom. Still undecided on what we are going to do with it.
My husband, Hollis, has been a lot happier now that we have caught up and are a little ahead on all of the bills. Since he is the one that goes out and works, I am sure its a big relief of stress off of his shoulders. He works hard and is still able to come home and spend time with the kids and I. I appreciate him so much. He is such a good husband and father. He has definitely come a long way. I love him so much!
After fixing up this place a little bit, I have been a much happier person as well. I hated living in this hell hole. It looked absolutely horrible and I was so embarrassed to have anyone over. I still don't get along with landlord or maintenance and probably never will until they got off their lazy butt's and do their job... But I am glad this place is looking better. It feels more like a home instead of a prison cell.
Some things are finally starting to look up for us and it is about time... Seriously! I can't wait to see what else the future holds for My Wonderful Crazy Life!!!


Jessi said...

I can't wait to come over and see it.

I didn't think it looked bad before honestly. The holes in the doors sucked but I didn't think it looked bad. I bet it looks so much better now though!

I'm glad things are going great for you guys. You deserve it!

The Thomas Family said...

I can't wait til you can come to see it too. I need some company. I'm tired of being stuck home. We need to get Kerri to visit too snake or not lol!

Jessi said...

I know! I can't wait to hold the snake. I figure I'd have to come over when Hollis is home to do that LOL

Kerri said...

Yeah I absolutely don't like the snake. I may come over if and only if you promise to not come anywhere near me with that thing :)

The Thomas Family said...

Trust me, I never get that snake out and only touched it once. That was only at the pet store. Yes Jess, Hollis will have to be home for you to hold it unless you want to get it out yourself. Maybe we can all make a dinner date and get together to play the Wii or something... Kids can stay playing in the bedroom.