So much to report. So little organization. We moved into our apartment on Saturday with the wonderful help from our friends, Missy and Jeff. It would have taken hours to do without them. Many, ugly hours. I can’t seem to thank them enough, as I know how awful moving can be. Maybe it’s easier if it’s not you? Who knows. We really love our place. It’s very large and the sunlight is nice. We are on the bottom floor. We have a patio which opens into a courtyard. The courtyard is green. There are squirrels out back and you can here the crickets at night. I really do like that. We have cable (minus HBO) coming in free. We need some lamps, there are no overhead lights in the bedroom or the living area, but that’s ok. I’m not a fan of the overhead-lighting look anyway and I enjoy shopping. So, yes, we’re quite pleased with the apartment, as expected (coming from mihow) I do have some problems with it, problems we must fix or things could get ugly. Not only are there crickets at night, there are roaches as well. We’re not sure if it’s because we’re on the first floor (my most doubtful thought), if it’s because our neighbors are gross (also doubtful—we’ve met them) if it’s that the people before us were dirty (more likely as we’ve seen and heard some stories suggesting so). Is it because the place has been vacant? The building isn’t infested, I know this much as I know other folks living there and they don’t have a problem. But something is wrong.
I know people don’t like roaches. I realize this much is a given. But I have a wicked fear of them. I hate them more than mice, rats and Verizon. I moved from a place because of them them. Anyhow, we’ve taken the proper measures, we’ve sprayed and set up traps, we have NO food yet, so we’re not the initial lures. Toby is telling our landlord today, in order to have them bring someone in to spray, I hope that helps a bit. I’m disturbed. I want them to not be there. I can live with a few from time to time, I assume that will happen, but we’ve killed at least 30 and we’ve only been there for two days. (Help me).