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Moving and Midnight Parties

September 22nd, 2009 at 06:53 pm

I have been quite busy the past few days, and am just now having a few moments to sit down and check in with ya'll.

Midnight Parties:

Friday night about 12:15 p.m. my downstairs neighbors decided that was a perfect time to have a party. Music with a steady beat vibrating my floor, and of course, the best place to congregate was in the foyer. The foyer which is tiled. And in which sound carries easily up the stairs.

After about 20 minutes of this, I finally called the police. About 40 minutes later the music was somewhat turned down, but of course they continued their constant drunken chatter in the foyer. (I could hear the lids of of their bottles clink on the floor.) I finally managed to get to sleep, and was able to sleep in.

Saturday I spent from about 6 pm till midnight packing. I realized I still needed at least a few more hours to be ready, so set my alarm for 5:45 a.m.

At 12:15 p.m. the music started again, although at a lower volume, and the chit chat group began again. About 1:30 I had enough, so I went out and said, "Senors, por favor, ustedes hablamos en el apartmento." (Sirs, please talk in the apartment.) They looked at me like I was loony. Then they responded in rapid fire Spanish. Uh... yeah. Didn't get that, sorry. Pretty much exhausted my knowledge of Spanish just now.

So, I went back to my apartment and had the pleasure of listening to them continue to talk loudly in the foyer until 3 a.m. Then I finally was able to go to sleep.

Needless to say when I woke up Sunday morning, I was dead tired. So, of course I needed some good music with a loud beat to wake me up. :snerk: (I made sure my music could not be heard outside my door - but I do have a subwoofer - so lets just hope the downstairs neighbors weren't light sleepers.)

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The Move:

Somehow, even with all the stuff I gave away recently, I still have WAY TOO MUCH stuff! It took me way longer to pack then I thought it would - and I even had to ask my mom and stepdad to help me - and we still didn't get everything before the movers arrived. (And the movers arrived an hour late!!)

I've gotta say, it was really, really, nice to not have to carry any boxes down or load up the truck. The three guys got everything taken care of boom, boom, boom!

On the way to my new home, I got us lost. Frown I knew exactly how to go, but somehow I managed to get this idea in my head that we had to take the left exit instead of the right exit!! Luckily I figured it out right away, so it only added maybe 15 minutes (by the time we got turned around.)

My mom and stepdad arrived at the destination well before we did. Mom told me she likes my landlady, and is satisfied with the neighborhood. (She *hated* the apartment complex where I'd been living.)

The movers got everything moved in pretty quickly. The one that I paid at the end was extremely honest. I accidentally gave him an extra $100. He came back and asked me if I'd meant to give him that much. Whooh! I'd meant to give him a $40 tip (they really did a great job.)

I just love the dogs and cats. They are so sweet. Smile Maybe tomorrow I can get pictures of them. (My landlady keeps the lights off pretty much all the time - and doesn't seem to use the a/c either.)

Here is a picture of my room. What you can't see in the picture is my dresser. But I think this gives a pretty good idea of the size of the room. Big Grin



My drive to work is virtually the same distance and time as before. So, that is good news to me. Smile

Tomorrow I don't work, so I'll be going back to my apartment to try and get the remainder of my stuff and start working on cleaning it. I still need a box large enough for my pictures, so will have to go back again probably on Friday after work. Hopefully at that time, I will be able to turn my keys in.

Ok, I better get going. I still have classwork I need to get done before tomorrow night.

5 Responses to “Moving and Midnight Parties”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    well it sounds like everything is going well for you Smile i would have done the same thing to the downstairs neighbours Big Grin i am evil like that. (i may have possibly given our dog a squeaky toy after the neighbours complained about our dog crying 'because he was bored') (he wasn't actually bored, he missed us) but he loves his squeaky toy!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Man, that sounds tiring! Good luck finishing up!

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    Good job!!

    We once had head-bangers who lived next door and had a garage-band - they played quite loudly in their garage ALL THE TIME it seemed.

    So, evil me, got out the boombox and plugged it up in the back yard facing their garage door and somehow managed to play 'Barney' & 'Mickey Mouse' music quite often for them. BEFORE THAT they could never get the hint that my little kid's room was right next to their garage and the kids went to bed at 8:30 p.m.

    After the law was out a few times, they became more reasoned in their playing and Barney went away!

    You're so kind - I would've turned my subwoofer to the floor! Big Grin
    Looks like you are snugged in at your new spot! Moving is tiring!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    I remember the old days when *I* was the one who actually made too much noise because I was playing video games late night. Big Grin Fit in quite well with the college crowd that way, although cupped headphones always help too.

    Anyways, glad your move is finally coming along. Always nice to peer into the rooms other people lives. Big Grin

  5. scfr Says:

    Oh you must be so relieved to have the majority of the move behind you! And wasn't it easier putting up with the loud noise knowing it was your last night in the place? The apartment we lived in was pretty quiet until the last couple weeks when some late-night music blasters moved in next door ... we were able to tolerate it knowing we were leaving soon.

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