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CA News, Window Blinds, etc

August 28th, 2008 at 08:12 pm

Some of you may recall that a few months ago I was considering a move to CA. After considering pros and cons, I developed a list of 5 signs/events which would need to happen for me to feel certain it was the right way to go.

Well, tonight I got a phone call letting me know that the first item on the list has happened! This is incredibly exciting news for the main person involved, as well as for the whole family.

So . . . one down, four to go. Big Grin


My apartment complex management have become anal about appearances. A few weeks ago they sent a notice listing a bunch of different possible violations and their fine value.

One item was regarding the mini-blinds on the windows. Admittedly, the condition of some of the mini-blinds in the complex is atrocious, so I can kind of see their point. But . . I got a fine notice on my door today.

The blinds in my bedroom are fine. Nothing broken, and they hang all the way down.

The blinds in my living room are the problem. While my beloved cat was alive, he destroyed a good number of mini blinds in the various places we lived. I tried to avert that from happening by making sure the blinds were lifted from the windowsill enough for him to stick his head under.

Didn't work. So, I have one blind that has half of about six sections that are broken out. Then, the other mini-blind is stuck in the position where there is about two inches of space between the windowsill and the bottom of it.

So, I have to replace the one mini-blind myself, or have the management come in and replace it for $35.


Thankfully my dad is coming up Sunday so he can be here for my 5k on Monday. We're going to go to Walmart, etc to see if we can beat that price. I'm really hoping for something more in the $10 - 15 range, if not LESS.

What really irks me about this is that I've never been charged for the blinds in any of the other places I've lived - never even came out of my security deposit.

I put another few hours on ChaCha tonight. It was a bit on the slow side - had plenty of time to surf the net between questions. Smile Made a couple more dollars while doing what I'd probably be doing anyway. Big Grin

I went to deposit some money into my WAMU account today via the ATM. But when I got to the point where I put the deposit envelope into the ATM, I got the message saying that they couldn't help me any further and I needed to contact my financial institution.

I've had a $0 balance in the account for a couple months now, but if it was deactivated (which is the only thing I could think of) then why did it even accept my pin #??

2 Responses to “CA News, Window Blinds, etc”

  1. Amber Says:

    I have a problem with people who put sheets up, that drives me nuts; but I do understand that not every one can afford to buy verticals, blinds etc. Check free cycle there are always blinds being given away.
    I know how you feel but if you damage some one else's property then I think you should pay for it, yes you have attempted to take measures so that you cat did not destroy them but she did and it may be $20 or but the landlord has to replace these if the tenant doesn't
    I am surprise that WAMU did not send you a letter

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:


    You're right. I guess I wasn't really thinking about it like that. I think I was just annoyed that I was being forced to spend money on something not very important to me right now.

    That's a good idea to check Craigslist or freecycle.

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