mardi, juin 24, 2008

packing things up!

Last Friday Mystery Guest and I went to the agency to start giving them the paperwork for our apartment. Agencies are crazy! They ask for all sorts of documentation that seems a bit above and beyond of what they would actually need to see that you can pay your rent...

Since Mystery Guest is starting his new job July 1st (the same day we officially rent the apartment) they need a letter from his boss saying that yes indeed he will be hired from July 1st. Apparently though, this letter was not enough because it didn't include his salary. It's just the little things like that, when they keep asking for different things all the time that tends to get you easily annoyed with them!

But anyway I'm here in my colocation trying to pack up my stuff before Thursday (we're actually moving me Sunday but between going to sign the lease and a birthday party I've got to get it all done by Thurs). I went through the kitchen yesterday and packed most of my stuff up. As I was going through the cupboards I realized that the guy (roomie #2 - or "pothead" as he will be referred to here on out) that roomie #1 picked last month doesn't really understand certain things... Dishes will sit in the sink for days upon days but that's not really the big thing... In the cupboard there was a certain oder wafting out... when I peeked in I saw rotting bananas and a jar of open jam with the spoon in it. The orange juice he buys also tends to be moved about the kitchen without ever making it to the fridge. EW!

Gross gross.

He is an odd guy but pretty nice, just a little slow. I think there's just a little something missing up there..

I'm missing some boxes so I'm going to ride my bike up to Picard today to see if I can't scavange a few. The ones I picked up a couple Wednesdays ago (when the shops get new shipments they leave all their boxes nicely folded up on the street for moving people like me to grab!) are really sturdy and HUGE, they work great but way too big to fill with heavy things like books/dishes etc.

6 commentaires:

Leah a dit…

Are you roomie #2 and my Roomie#2 related? Leaving things out and old, gross stuff sounds quite familiar. Hmm...

Milk Jam a dit…

haha they could be!

Our Juicy Life a dit…

we are in the process of moving too....are you moving away from roomie #2 (pothead)?

Le Tigre in France a dit…

He sounds like my former housemate in Australia. Mysterious smells ruled the day back then.

Good luck on the move, we're just about to begin the paperwork battle with the real estate agency. I'm a bit worried they will have a problem because my carte de sejour is expiring in july and the prefecture has no sent me my new one or the receipisse. Fingers crossed though they won't care.

Milk Jam a dit…

Our Juicy Life - yes, moving away from Pothead to be with a muuuuuuch cooler and hotter guy - Mystery Guest! :-)

Le Tigre - I think things should be fine, I gave them my carte de sejour with the expiration date of June 30th 2008 and they never asked for proof that I'd be getting a new one. Agencies are a pain but they are also not the final word if they give you trouble you give them the Prefecture's number and tell them to call ;-)

PutYourFlareOn a dit…

LOL @ roomie 2. I had one of those when I was in college. Talk about nastiness.