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Long and Expensive Week

July 18th, 2013 at 04:21 am

I took an extra $100 cash out this week. I cringed, but it is the most I will spend all year. I have four free passes to a water park for Friday. I plan on packing food and water, but at the very least I will need to purchase extra gas to get there.

Also, on Saturday we are going to see the Bon Jovi concert. The tickets were bought months ago (My son's birthday was last week and this was his gift), but again it is a lot of gas (not sure offhand on mileage but over an hour each way) and parking is $40!

On a side note, I have to vent a bit. The apartment buildings where I live were bought out a few months ago by a corporation who are doing improvements. I do appreciate them sprucing things up, but they are very inconsiderate in doing so. We almost got towed one day because they were doing work on the parking lot and "forgot" to give us notice to park elsewhere. I got home just in time to stop the tow truck from towing our second vehicle.

The "best" part was coming home from an errand at 6pm last night telling me I have to move all furniture away from the windows because they are replacing them at 8 am this morning. Call if there is an issue. This infuriated me. How can I call when the office is closed and 14 hours notice (overnight at that) is completely unacceptable. If I hadn't happened to run that errand I would have never seen the note which was not there at 5pm when I left. Not to mention they didn't call or knock on the door (hubby was home).

I do feel a bit better now that I vented. I really was hoping not to move until I am financially ready to purchase, but this company is making me rethink my plan.

8 Responses to “Long and Expensive Week”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    I would be upset about that stuff too. As you said, it's great they're making improvements, but they need to do a better job of informing tenants. I would try to get to a supervisor and tell them so in plain English.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Big fan of Bon Jovi...have fun!!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds like they are a somewhat inexperienced property management company. Yes, be sure to let them know that they are not providing enough timely information to their tenants.

  4. nhgirl1970 Says:

    Sadly this is the company owns at least a third of the properties in southern NH, they should know better. Every call goes to voice mail and is never returned. Maintenance is great and admits they consistently get told last minute as well and said management just doesn't careFrown

    Credit Card Free- Love Bon Jovi and hoping it doesn't storm! The concert is outdoors at Gillette Stadium (Massachusetts).

  5. snafu Says:

    I suggest keeping appraised on the buying market, interest rates and taking whatever action is reasonable to ready yourself to buy. I've noticed when management focusses on fix, update, energy efficient etc. they follow up with rent increases.

  6. Petunia Says:

    You might want to research the landlord tenant laws in your state and municipality. Perhaps you're supposed to get 48 hours notice for your landlord to enter your apartment to do work on it, rather than the 24 hours notice you appear to have gotten (if they posted the notice on your door at exactly 8 in the morning).

  7. debtfreeme Says:

    In california we are supposed to have 24 hours notice minimum and if mailed must be mailed 6 days prior to entry.

  8. nhgirl1970 Says:

    Yes, I was supposed to get 48 hours notice and I pointed that out. A representative from town hall is sending the apartment owners a formal notice.

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