Saturday, February 28, 2009

Late Night Safeway Trip = Detection Work

I have come to realize that a normal night is never normal. It seems since we moved, we cant seem to find a normal evening at home. Last night was no different. Harrison and I decided we needed a trip to Safeway at about 11:00pm. So we hop in our car and head down the road. On our way to the intersection, we notice a parked car with a man wearing all black sneaking around a locked gate that enters to the construction zone of our apartments.

This is not normal! So we turned around to investigate, nonchalantly of course. :) The man, with his car running and waiting, was no where in site. We get back to the top of the hill and call security and wait. Ok, so that did no good! So much for security. So finally the man emerges and hops in his car and takes off. We follow, thank goodness he is heading toward where we are going. :) So we catch up to him get his license number and call it an evening.

Today we promptly delivered the information to the apartment management. Come to find out, this happened once before. They were very thankful to know we got a license number. I am feeling very happy we did a good service, yet wondering, is it really safe to live here? That is the second suspicious thing we have come across.

Dream apartments are now becoming Dreaded apartments. The end of our lease cant come fast enough!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Most Unbelievable Place!

A sign use to be displayed on the side of the freeway that stated:
"The Most Unbelievable Place You Will Ever Live"
This sign referred to my apartment complex. This statement is quite hilarious because it really is the most unbelievable place! But so not how they meant it. This place is so Unbelievable for all the wrong reasons.

I start to think how this place could not get any more unbelievable, but then I am always proved wrong. I will list a few of the things we have and are dealing with, then I will tell you about the newest development of this "Unbelievable" Place.

To list a few: open draining pipe hanging over bathtub, humidity of average 51%, fire alarm going off about 10 times at night and morning, neighbors above pounding, car almost getting broken into (scared off by car alarm), Gates not working, a rodent in the wall, drag racers on our street, power going out in bedroom and craft room (because I was running the vacuum), waiting one month for phone and internet because apartment didn't have what we needed, sliding door didn't lock, no hot water when we first moved in, Bathtub pipes clogged from mud from construction, heater broken (still is broken), had to bug them for 2 months just to get the early move in bonus they promised us, smoke alarm going off because I ran my popcorn popper, solicitors because the gate isn't fixed, Must I really go on? Too many more to list...

Now on to the most recent problem. A fight between 2 neighbors buildings. I will set the scene, 4:30 am, loud thunderous pounding. I hop out of bed scared out of my mind someone is braking in or the roof is falling. I wake up Harrison and we head to the front door and wait for the sound again. More thunderous pounding down the hall. Then we hear it, a man yelling at the top of his lungs loud obscenities with complains of the other neighbors being loud at all hours of the night. More ranting and raving continues followed by our neighbor going back into his apartment with a door slam. Peep hole on door finally comes in handy! lol We wait, moments later the police come to settle the argument. Finally after things quiet down. I fall asleep.

Does the story end here? Of course not! Next day, I am in the living room with the birds. I quickly put the birds back in their cages because of loud voices outside our door. I go to my trusty peephole and spy our neighbors fighting about last night. Back and forth the argument went "your being too loud at night", "I can do whatever I want its my apartment and you scared my wife" "not after hours you cant!".....and so on. Just when I am about to call an apartment manager, they part ways angrily. Of course I am a little worried about the threats they we shall see how this even will unfold more.

But until then, I have plenty of problems to deal with. Renting a house cant come any sooner. I will miss my craft room and huge bath tub though. But are those things really worth it when we deal with so much more! I think not.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Chocolate Lava Cake

I found this awesome video recipe for Chocolate Lava Cake! I am dying to try this recipe! Yum! Check it out!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bath Time For The Birdie!

Lemon loves baths! While Harrison was in the Kitchen washing dishes, Lemon tried every trick to get to the running water. We finally got the clue.

She wants a bath. So we filled up a bowl of water and she plunged into the water. We grabbed our cameras and started taking pictures. Silly birdie parents!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Popcorn Fun!

Last night Harrison and I decided to pop some popcorn. I have not done this in ages!

The birds were scared of the popcorn. But once Tootsie saw me eating it, she had to try some! Lemon didn't think it was cool. But Tootsie Loved it!

So, I just had to share the fun pictures of Tootsie Eating her Popcorn.

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