Moving day finally came, faster than we were expecting as most important events seem to. Lets recount the events of that day together….
8:00am: wake up, coffee/eat/shower/etc., get ready for the day
10:00am: call the building manager to see if she’s ready for us to come by and sign the lease (keep in mind, we decided on our move in date weeks previously). She doesn’t answer, so we leave a voicemail.
11:00am: still no call back (continue relaxing on the couch)
12:00pm: still no call back (more relaxation, but tension has definitely built up considerably), decided I’d give her until 12:30 to call us back before I called again (it seems passive now, but for some reason I didn’t want to be too pushy)
12:30pm: okay, maybe I’ll wait until 12:45
12:35pm: finally got a call back from our building manager. She wanted to see if we were free at 4:00pm to move into our apartment.
12:40pm: 4:00PM?! WHO THE HELL WANTS TO MOVE IN FLIPPING THE DARK. Would it really have been that big of a hassle for her to give us the keys so we could start moving in, and then come sign the lease when she was ready? We literally wasted an entire day off together waiting around. Coordinating a full day off with someone who doesn’t have a job with consistent hours is a real pain. Not mention, trying to combine two apartments with only one person available is an even bigger pain.
12:45pm: Lets get frozen yogurt.
1:30pm: (back at home) My boyfriend looks at me while we’re sitting in silence and says “you’re handling this a lot better than I expected” (I’m not known for patience, but I’ve been practicing). We turn on the TV and settle in to wait until we can head over.
3:45pm: finally time to head to the building. We load up our cars with stuff from my apartment so we can start unloading as soon as the lease is signed and we have the keys.
3:55pm: we arrive at the building, and walk into the building manager’s office. She looks surprised to see us, and mentions something about us being early. She still has to print out copies of the lease and any other paperwork we need to look over and sign. Once again, we made plans to move in on this date weeks ago; it didn’t occur to us that arriving five minutes early for a 4:00pm move in would throw her off that much.
4:00pm – 4:45pm: Spent going over the lease, monitoring the gradual increase in sweat on my palms. LETS GET THIS GOING ALREADY.
5:00pm – 11:00pm: Spent taking trips to and from our apartments (alternating apartments with each trip seemed the most fair way to tackle the job). As the sun was going down, rather than getting more frustrated we started seeing the humor in the situation. It’s hard to be mad when our luck consistently proves to be.. non-existent. Of course something like this would happen to us, and laughing at ourselves and the situation, made the move easier (moving is so damn terrible to begin with).
At around 11:00 we decided to call it quits. I can’t imagine how sketchy we must have looked, moving in the middle of the night like people skipping out on rent, and we were starved.
Day 2 proved to be about on par with day 1. We only had a half day with both of us available, and the weather was a trusty rain/snow combo. Once again there was nothing we could do but laugh.
We’ll probably laugh our way right into the loony bin, but until then – at least we have a roof over our heads that is ours.