Well things are starting to look up! We were approved for an apartment yesterday! It is actually in the neighborhood of where we are staying right now. It is a nice, quiet and cute complex. The apartment is large and has a fair amount of closet space. The rent is $1,195 for a one bedroom. We are cleared to move in as of the 15th of July.
Front of complex
Inside courtyard looking at front window
View from front door
I sent the slumlord a notarized and certified letter asking to get out of our lease. One of my coworkers was kind enough to help with some wording and even had his soon-to-be lawyer wife add her two cents. I had to laugh at J when he initially read it because he said I was being too nice. I have heard that a few times before lol... I am just hoping and praying that he just lets us go quietly. If we need to fight then we will plan accordingly but all we can do is wait and see.
Had dinner over at Deb and Larry's last night. We had a healthy dinner but I went overboard on nuts. She had a bowl of salt and pepper pistachios and I plowed through half of it. They are the bomb diggity! Then I ate some almonds and then Larry pulled out his homemade trail mix that had walnuts, pecans, raisins and white chocolate chips. Yummy but I ate too much.
While we were talking, Debby suggested that I keep a separate blog about finding my bio-family. What do you guys think? It would be nice to have it all in one place. Let me know what your thoughts are. Larry even suggested I write a book! I thought that was funny! In all actuality I don't consider myself a writer. This blog is the most writing I have ever done since college. I never had a paper journal. I have always loved reading though... hmmm thoughts to ponder.
Hope you are having a good week! I am so glad that it's Thursday already! It is my brother's birthday today. Tonight is up in the air until I talk to the new apt. manager, Ahmed as far as going over there and signing the paperwork etc. Our travel agent Susan is going to meet my mom at 6:00 p.m. and hopefully I can be there. They have a new procedure for booking shore excursions so she is going to show us the changes. She is a sweet gal and lives in my mom's neighborhood so that is why she is making a house call :-) Have a good day! Until next time...
P.S. Does anyone know how to make an additional page to an existing blog?