Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Car, Mia on the Rug and what's up

A pretty photo DH took of the Rhodie starting to bloom.

The Rental I was hoping to get, isn't going to work. At First the owner said," they would rent it to us", I asked for photos and was ignored. In fact all questions were ignored, then I was told a few days later he decided not to rent the place. Like Ok...
About a week later I get an email back from the agent and she said he decided to go ahead and Rent the place.
Then said we couldn't use the Largest shed and Attic for storage because the owner wanted to use those areas to store his stuff. That we had to pay for a storage place. At the price of that rent, I told them that it would not work because we would be at our limit with the cost of that Rent.

Told them we would pass. Specially since the owner couldn't make up his mind.
Then I get an email back saying we can use that large red shed. That helps with the Barn/garage stuff but not the household items, that we would need to store. Both DH and I do not feel comfortable having the owners household items on the place, even if they put a clause in the lease, we are not responsible.

The very simple Questions I asked a number of times, for the most of it went unanswered. Lots of red flags to me.
If they were up front, did not change his mind about renting, then telling us we would not have storage in a house that has no garage or basement and not answering my very simple questions in a timely manner, that the owner wanted to keep his stuff there, among the other things. We might of went for this place but because of the unprofessional way they handled things, we will not.

We need the storage and I don't want the owner to change his mind again when the horses and household are half way across the country.

So still searching for a good rental place, or wait until we sell this place and just move then.

DH will be going to work either way. We did find him a very nice studio apartment in a nice area for a good price. The owner answered his questions quickly and she knows what she is doing. Makes a big difference.

Another photo DH took of Mia laying on the rug.. looks rather surreal. Sadie, our orange cat is going to really miss her person!

Since that rental place isn't going to work for us. I needed a car and we have ended up with a 2008 Honda Element. Its perfect for the wet clime and what I will use it for, and is easy to clean.

Theia did go to her new home with a very nice young couple. Still need to find a good home for Ella the donkey.

Been taking a lot of stuff to Good Will, boxing things up and just over all staying busy.

Weather has been more like winter, than spring/summer. Lots of rain, some sleet and hail, makes it hard to get anything outside done.

I have my first Cell phone, just a cheap little "pay as you go" phone but that will do.

OK I just had to have some fun playing with the Element photo.


SeaBreeze said...

So glad your hubby has found a job and now all the logistics of moving kick in. Sounds like you are doing a good job. My hubby has been out of work for 2 years. We are getting by, but it sure is hard on their egos...Seems at retirement age they are just tossed aside with no thought of all they have to offer in their field. My man is struggling with that. I am so happy for your family. Good luck to you and I hope you post through the move so we know you are ok. It will all work out somehow...maybe not how you think. Maybe even better!

Safe travels.