I have been ridiculously busy in the last two weeks!
Between packing, moving, working, and trying to find some time to sleep in between, I have been going non-stop for two weeks easily.
*flops into a chair*
Needless to say I'm working on recovering.
So... For moving I ended up moving a week ago, working at it by myself for about an hour and a half, and my brother helped out with a friendly neighbor on Saturday last week.... Mega cleaning ensued in the old apartment and I have since been chipping away at the cleaning of the pigsty apartment I now live in. And by pigsty I'm referring to the less than clean state the previous tenant left it in.
I know that I have a higher standard for housekeeping than many other people, but this was totally ridiculous. Things that I was told had been cleaned were not... Radiators and window ledges were cleaned and one bedroom vacuumed, but that was it. I was left some garbage on the floors, a half-cleaned and disgusting oven, a dirty rust bucket of a fridge, dirty windows, a water-stained-mildew-filled bathroom, a desperately needing vacuuming carpet, dirty cupboards, messy stove top, and two pieces of cat poop on the floor. Not to mention two tiny patches on the carpet that are ground cat poop right in there...
I talked to my landlord and showed him everything, as I was MAD. I knew moving in that it was an "as is" apartment move. Meaning that he wasn't doing renovations like painting or putting down laminate flooring. Which is totally fine with me... but I was extremely disappointed in the actual state of it.
As of right now, I have a new-to-me fridge that was delivered on monday, and the missing grout in the bathroom has been filled in. The landlord is having a plumber coming in to replace the tap in the kitchen, as it constantly drips hot water and cannot be stopped except by turning the emergency shut off valve on the tank itself. The ventilator in the bathroom does not work, I need to clean the carpets, and only two out of four stove burners work... The great news is that I am allowed to paint the apartment at my leisure!
I do plan to phone him on monday and ask that he replace the taps (as the plumber has not arrived yet), look at the ventilator in the bathroom, and possibly need new fuses for the stove. I can deal with the stove myself, but I'd prefer a working fan to cut down on mildew build up...
I am about 90% unpacked and put away in the apartment, which is awesome considering the pain and stress recently. And the working... I hope to have more done tonight before bed, as there is at least another five hours to do more work before I'll crash. My hours are being cut back by them managers and supervisors sending me home in the dead periods of business... I'm considering getting a second job, but we'll see about that. Not too sure I want a second job if I'm already tired out from the first one.
It was grocery day after work today, which is always a happy time. Honestly, I cannot afford the food I bought, but at this point I'm tired of going hungry for the sake of bills. It's been a really rough start to 2014, but I'm going through and not stopping. Just have to keep truckin', that's the key.