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Signed the lease today. The duplex is officially mine (for 12 months at least).

I've taken care of:
1.) Dish Network
2.) Gas
3.) Electric

I have left:

1.) Water
2.) Internet

Now all I have to do is paint and move in and I'll be set.
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The birthday was okay. My coworkers forgot it was my birthday, but most of my family called me to tell me happy birthday. Steven got me an itunes giftcard (thanks!!!!) and my mom bought me dinner.

I miss spending every birthday out doing things with my mom. We're going to have a birthday party/housewarming party on Saturday though. It's going to be mighty busy.
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My sister is the awesomest sister in the world. She took me out and bought me about $200 worth of stuff for my apartment. Tomorrow we're going to get bedding, candles, and pictures to hang on the walls. I think she's doing it so I'll feel better about living on my own. I'm slowly adjusting. I still miss my mom like crazy, though. But hopefully it'll all work out.

And now for the off topic negative )
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I've applied more places than I can think of...

Local hospital (two positions)
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Hertz Rent-a-Car
Avis Rent-a-Car
Radioshack
T-Mobile
Police Clerk
Leasing Agent for Apartment Complex

I applied for two more places but those are the ones that likely having the most prospect of becoming reality:

1.) Hilton Hotel--I had an interview with the manager. She seemed very interested.
However, there are some cons:
+) Pay is $7.50 an hour. I don't know if I can afford to survive on that much. I have student loans to pay off, car insurance, groceries, gas, etc.
+) The hours are 7 am to 3pm (I'd have to wake up at 6 am at the latest, 5:30 at the earliest)
or 3pm to 11 pm, which I hear is the worse shift.
+) Intense training program with tests

The Pros:
+)Opportunity for advancement and pay raises
+)Benefits
+)Company provides uniforms


2.) First Step, a domestic violence shelter. Working at the front desk. I was leaving the apartment complex place and the lady that was in line ahead of me asked if I was looking for a job. I said yes. She said they desperately need people to work. She gave me her card and told me to talk to her tomorrow.

I don't know what the pay is or if it includes benefits.

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It'd be nice to get a job in a couple of weeks as opposed to a month like last time. Maybe it'll be a better job. I don't know if I want to go with the Hilton job or wait until a better one comes along. I'd prefer one that's 8-5.

My sister and I moved her couch in and some end tables into the apartment. My mom gave me a housewarming gift (a fake plant).

I went into the apartment and just kind of sat on the couch for a few minutes. It's nice, to know how it feels, to imagine what it'll be like.

And, I don't know if I'm giving off the wrong impression, but I'm not suicidal. Things are down but it'll get better. Thanks for the condolences, though.
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As I said yesterday, I lost my job. Thanks guys for the condolences.

But what I also didn't mention was...I also got my first apartment the very same day. Perhaps it was a sign..I'd been miserable in the job. Maybe my bosses wanted to spare me.

They said that I wasn't a "good fit." I was "intelligent and talented, but my mind was wide ranged and it probably wasn't good to have me in a place that was so narrow."

I think the ladies I work with have a hand in my departure. Anyway, I got a severance check.

I spent the rest of the day at my other job and then I went to the bank to withdraw the deposit and half the first month's rent for my apartment.

The ad for the apartment was on Craigslist. I replied to the lady and went to see it the day before yesterday. It was absolutely gorgeous, and all bills paid including internet and satellite TV. My mom came by to see it. Naturally, I said I wanted it.

So, the good and the bad happened...I have enough for two months rent. My mom said if I don't have a job between now and then she'll help me out. I hope to have a job between now and then. My sister's also said she'll talk to her husband about letting me borrow a living room set (couch, loveseat, side tables, lamps) they weren't using and some plates.

Life's funny like that. I'm a little depressed they let me go but I'm happier now that I think about it. Relieved. And I have a place I absolutely love. I plan on moving there in June.

http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/certainmuse/apartment-before/ Here are some pictures in case you're curious.
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I went to look at my potential future apartment today. It was pretty bad. The layout is fine but it needs a lot of work. The ceilings are caved in because some guy who lived there before tore the roof off of it and just left so water got in.

Here is the layout )

The living room's smaller than that but I'm not good at exact measurements. The "landlord" said he'd take money off of rent for all the work I do. So if I do a lot of work it'll probably mean I'll be living there for free for a few months.

He also said he'd probably help pay for materials. He's flexible. He's wealthy so that helps.

The rent would be $275 (yes, very cheap), water and gas paid. I pay electric. It has central heat and air.




I'm making a mini list for my own future reference on stuff I need to do.

1.) Fix ceilings, make vaulted (there's an attic above it). Fix walls too.
2.) Remodel kitchen
--Take out over sized metal hood thing.
--Add top cabinets, right now there are only bottom ones
--Add mini island for counter space (don't really use the dining room anyway)
--New appliances
3.) Put in washer/dryer connections in storage closet in kitchen.
4.) Fix plumbing. There was a leak.
5.) New carpet and tiling and tiling for stairs leading up. Paint walls.
6.) New windows?
7.) Check wiring
8.) Dishwasher!
9.) Before ALL that...clean out entire apartment. Old furniture, crap on floor.
10.) Wear a mask. Allergies go nuts.
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