When we were looking at apartments we had criteria that just had to be met. Otherwise, we were just not going to move out of the place we were in. We had looked at a lot of places, and we were just about to sign another year’s lease for our old place when a friend told me to check out the http://www.springpointeapartments.com website. It did not take us long to schedule an appointment to see an apartment. We signed a lease before we left. Yes, you can say we really liked the place.
I could hardly wait to move. We had a couple of weeks to get out of our old place before the lease was up. All of our rent was paid up, and we were going to take our time moving. The plan was to do a little each day and be out. We did not have a ton of stuff to take with us. We decided to get it all done in one day. We hired a moving company that came in, boxed it all up, moved it to the new apartment and unboxed it for us. I never knew that moving could be so easy. If we move again, we are never going back to the old way of doing it.
We were very happy to be in the new place so fast. We settled in like we had been there for years in the first couple of days. We were making use of all the nice things they had for the residents, and our apartment was really comfortable. I like it that everything is so new. There is nothing run down about this place. It is like a spa to me. I like the pool, the gym and all of the nice stuff they have for residents who live there.
It seems that when my husband goes away on business trips, something always happens. The last time he was gone for a week, and that is when the toilet decided to act up. I knew nothing about it, and my two brothers were not available to help me either. There was no way I was going to wait until my husband got home to fix it, because we only have the one bathroom in the house. I knew that I needed to look at some good plumbers in Bristol and select the one that would be able to help me in this uncomfortable situation. Continue reading “The Toilet Broke when My Husband Was Gone”
We are staying in the hotel right now, because the house is not going to be ready for a couple of days. Jan and I just got to Springfield this morning and we are going to get the place ready. In the meanwhile the kids are going to stay with their Grandma for a couple of weeks. Of course they want to finish the school year and there is not any reason to pull them out of school just yet. We are going to do some work on the house and I have this http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/illinois/ package of cheap satellite TV getting installed. Of course that is not that big of a deal, but I wanted to have the stuff all set up when the kids got there. Of course the Internet matters a whole lot more than the TV for them. They have to have their wi fi and all of the stuff like that. Of course they are on their phones 90 percent of the time.
It is a pretty big step up in theory. Continue reading “Just Got to Springfield This Morning”
We are thinking about all of the stuff that we need to look at getting right now. I have been trying to get a good price on the installation and monitoring of Baltimore home security systems. Obviously we have to worry about that sort of thing about is what you are going to get for the money. The key issues with one of these systems is what does it protect you from. For instance you want to know what the biggest threats are and you want to know if you can reasonably expect to be protected from them. For instance in some place you have to worry about radon, and if that was a threat you might want to have an alarm that would go off if that was a problem. It is not a problem in most areas and so most people would never think about paying for a system that did it and they would be silly to worry about it.
You have to think about fire and smoke a lot though. Continue reading “How Do You Figure out Your Monthly Budget”
Recently, I started a fundraiser that all of the residents of the Carrington Ridge apartments could do. I wanted to raise money for cancer research, because my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. It was a cause that I felt was worthy of money, because if there was a definitive way to prevent cancer from happening, future generations woudln’t have to deal with their relatives getting cancer, or getting cancer themselves. My idea was to have a 4k walkathon, with the participants raising money for how far they can walk.
I knocked on the doors of all the apartment residents and asked them one by one if they could participate in the walkathon. Some declined , but most of them agreed. I wanted to get more support and recognition for the event, so I looked for some outside help. I contacted some big name people who lived in the area and asked them if they would be able to help out with the walkathon. Continue reading “Raising Money for a Worthy Cause”