Monday, January 19, 2015

And the Neighbors Strike Again!

Our downstairs neighbor is a sales rep or something similar for a lot of P&G brands, and has to set up and stock local stores with product.  Tacky though it may be, all the product that gets delivered to her sits in front of her door in our house.  While it's not something I would ever do, it doesn't really bother me and has never been an issue.

This past week the boxes in front of her door went missing.  In their place was a lovely note saying, "If you took my boxes you BETTER put them back!!"

I can only assume it was the new neighbors upstairs.  The products she gets in are generally pretty useful items i.e. detergent samples, food samples, etc.

So now I REALLY don't feel safe with any of my mail being delivered here.

This morning while Caleb was out I got a phone call from him saying "Hey our landlord just called me to say he is outside with some people to view the apartment."

Me:  "Um no.  **** no."

Pardon my *s but I was in the middle of feeding the baby, hadn't gotten dressed or brushed my teeth, and the place was an ABSOLUTE disaster.  Car shopping all week while working 40 hours and taking care of a baby will do that I suppose.

Anyway, I put my big girl pants on and ran like a mad woman picking things up and straightening what I could.

Imagine my delight when the prospective tenants were the extended family members of my favorite tenants upstairs.

As they entered the apartment, the Girl from Upstairs noticed the nice Reese's birthday gift for Caleb and squealed, "Ooooh!  Can I have some?!!"

After I dashed her spirits, she asked me if I had seen the ghost that was walking around the apartment at night.

I told her it was probably just my baby crying because she was being woken up.

On top of all that, I'm ecstatic that the people who probably stole the woman's livelihood downstairs now know what my house looks like and where all my possessions are located.

Things are going really well over here.



On the bright side, we found a new apartment. It *seems* great, though I've been wrong (VERY wrong) before, and we get to move in on February 1.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Birthday!


What a great gift-giver am I?!!

My husband gets a new apartment, and a new car for his birthday this year.

He is going to have to really work at it to even come close for my birthday.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Hey Hey, Ho Ho, These Neighbors Got to Go!

List of offenses:

-  On the first day of tenancy, the female renter and her boyfriend exchange heated words, screaming at each other and slamming doors!

-  Within a week, the tenant had lost her key to the front door!

-  The tenant was stuffing mail in the door latch, so that she could come and go as she pleased!

-  When the mean tenants who already lived there took the mail out of the door latch so that their possessions and people were more secure, the tenant rang everyone's doorbells until they let her in!

-  Even if it was at 1:30 in the morning!

-  The tenant and her boyfriend began treating all the other tenants like it was their obligation and responsibility to let her in to the house whenever she needed entrance!

-  When the tenant got locked out again last night, she didn't want to get yelled at again by the other tenants, so she used the fire escape to break into her apartment at 3:30AM!  This metal fire escape is right next to the other tenants' heads where they sleep and is very very loud!

-  The tenant then put mail in the door latch, and when she came back again at 6:15AM, knocked on the tenants' apartment door, over and over, until they answered it!

-  We will give a pass on the tenant for that last one, because she was just letting the other tenants know that they had left their keys in the door!

-  But it will only be a partial pass because those tenants were just about to get up for the day, and leaving a key in the door wouldn't be a problem if the front door were not already compromised!  Also, the tenant's boyfriend told the tenants when they opened the door that they should be grateful they had such great neighbors that would let them know when they left a key in the door!

-  The Landlord is ignoring the other tenants' emails and requests to give the tenant a new key!


WHAT DO WE WANT?!

A new apartment!

WHEN DO WE WANT IT?!

On April 1st so we don't have to pay any early lease ending fees..........

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Directioners

Baby girl and I like to watch Taylor Swift music videos sometimes when I get home from work:






Tonight we came across this video:



While we've never been Directioners before, we are very excited to have seen this.  We just may begin listening to their music.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Tips for Spa Time

And now, a guest post from my baby....


Howdy everybody!  This is C-Girl, and I'm here today to talk to you about something very important to me: bathing.  Or, more specifically, how to get extra baths.

1.  Go for the obvious.  Make yourself stinky.  Get lint in between your toes; make sure to soak up some extra milk in random and hard-to-find places!  They will be forced to bathe you as frequently as their noses can stand it.

2.  Pretend that bathing helps you go to sleep.  There is nothing parents like more than a sleeping baby.  If you fool them into thinking you will sleep easier if you have had a warm and luxurious bath, they are sure to cave more frequently.

3.  Work the poop.  This one may take a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, it's a no-fail recipe for bath time.  If at all possible, squirm and kick when you get a new diaper; this will prevent a secure wrap around you.  Then, when the moment is right, aim as best you can and prove that diaper useless.  I am still working on perfecting this one, but it's sure to catch on soon.

4.  The never-fail method for getting a bath whenever I want it is to projectile vomit all over Mom and then throw myself on her.  This not only guarantees me a spot in the warm tub, but also brings a chance that Mom will take a shower too, and snuggle me while I'm relaxing in the warm water.

Until next time,

Claire

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Last Few Weeks

Here are a few pictures from the last bit of December:


{ignore the tacky soda can :) }

Chrstmas morning







This outfit was a gift from a secret Santa co-worker at our work party.  I know it's still a little big but I couldn't help putting her in it while it's still Christmas-y outside.







Sure do love her!  Happy new year everybody!