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By riceowlguy (Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 07:24:51 AM EST) (all tags)

For the time being at least, Starbucks wifi shall be my lifeline for "real Internet access", beyond what my iPhone gives me.  Comcast is supposed to come hook me up this morning.

The big move was accomplished yesterday with help from friends and in much less time than I thought possible.  I had a whole evening crew of helpers laid on and that just turned into a nice "hey, check out my house" party (and we did get the kitchen mostly unpacked).

I saw something pretty amazing yesterday when turning in the U-Haul: the people in front of me brought a gallon-size ziplock bag full of one-dollar bills in to pay with.  I know, different culture and all.  If I wanted to live surrounded by Rice graduate students all my life I would have had to stay in crappy apartments.

I probably should have gone ahead and given 30 days notice at my apartment as soon as I had the keys to my new place, but I wanted to wait until I was absolutely sure things would be taken care of.  I also kind of thought that because I was month to month i did not have to do that, but my apartment manager happened to notice me moving yesterday and disabused me of that notion.  I personally don't get any system where after I stop living someplace I still owe them money, but I guess the lease contract I signed six years ago trumps all.  Anybody know what the worst thing they could do to me if I just walked away is?  I don't think I'm getting my security deposit back either way, and I don't really care.  I will try to go talk to them this afternoon, I guess.

I feel like I might be getting a cold, which sucks, but is understandable given how much physical and mental stress I've been going through, and if it was going to happen, now would be the time since I have a couple of days to just chill out.

Actually living in my house is awesome if still new enough to be a bit uncomfortable.  It is also somewhat hard on the legs since for the time being I'm sleeping in the first-floor guest room, but I'm already using the master bath and closet on the third floor for the ol' abloutions.

It's very foggy this morning.  Combined with the low traffic for the holidays, it gives everything a nice peaceful feeling.

Update [2009-12-31 14:13:24 by riceowlguy]: Home internet service restored. My life is now complete (although, with all my devices much more spread out now, I will have get some wireless adapters before everything is correctly hooked up).

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yay for moving! by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 07:37:37 AM EST
worst they could do:  take you to court, send it to collections, put a black mark on your credit.  you're far better off just paying the rent you owe when you turn in the keys and being done with it.

see if they can rent out your place sooner by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 08:51:10 AM EST
and pro-rate the remaining rent.
if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
How much rent are we talking about? by debacle (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 09:58:27 AM EST
When we moved out, I had to notify about ten different people because each time I said "oh, BTW, we bought a house, we have a home purchase clause in our lease." they would conveniently forget to record that we had notified them.


Read your lease by lm (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 02:16:12 PM EST
Some convert to a month-to-month contract, some automatically renew for a year at a time. It depends on what the actual lease says and what the laws are in your local but in a worse case scenario, the management of the apartment could come after you for the remainder of the year's worth of rent.

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