Monday, November 2, 2009

La La Lame

Guess who didn't take their child trick-or-treating this year. Yep, that would be me. Lamest mom ever. I wasn't comfortable taking her around the apartment complex where I'm subletting (though I'm not supposed to be - see below) and I don't know of any nice neighborhoods to go to - seeing as I've lived here all of a month! Also, it was raining and she got to trick-or-treat at the zoo last weekend. So, there it is - my rationale for not manning up and taking my sweetheart out for free candy. I suck.

Another lame thing? The subletting. I'm so ready for it to be over. SO, so ready. The lady that I'm sub-letting from is nice enough, but I'm afraid I'm never going to see my deposit back. Also, she is constantly coming by to pick up various items. I feel like I have to keep the house in tip top shape "just in case" she pops in! Not that I live like a pig or anything - I just can't relax in that kind of environment.

Every time I see her name on the caller id I cringe. Mercifully, she was out of town for a couple of weeks but sure enough, when she came back she called. This time it wasn't to stop by - it was to tell me that there had been FOUR complaints of "crowds" in the apartment.

Wait. What? What kind of complaint? Crowds? I just moved here for crying out loud! I don't even know enough people to constitute a crowd! It's just been me, the Muffinator and the cats! Scouts honor!! She said she didn't believe for one minute that the complaints were legit but she just wanted to call me an ask about it to make certain before she called the management back. She said they wanted to make sure she wasn't subletting the apartment. Because apparently that's against the rules. Great!

When she casually dropped that information I was afraid she was going to then tell me to pack my stuff and go. But no. She doesn't care about the rules. She said she was going to tell them that I was a "dear friend" who just moved here and is staying with her until I close on my new home. So, not only are Muffin and I officially "homeless" we are staying in a place illegally. Yet another reason why I am The Lamest Mom Ever.

Then I told her the good news about the condo and she said to let me know as soon as I can when we'll be out because she'll need to find another subletter. Awesome way to continue your rule-breaking rampage lady! I can not even tell you guys how badly I want to get into my new home. I wish we could have closed on it sooner than the end of the month. Every day is another reason why I am ready to finally get settled.

On a brighter note... I have recently received a few awards and I promise to post them soon and redistribute the wealth! Also - I'm loving all the Halloween posts! The costumes are to die for! What a creative group of bloggy-friends!


Amber D. said...

You aren't a lame mom, silly! How were you supposed to know you weren't supposed to sublet, anyway... I would be ready to get out of there too! I hate having a landlord ready to pop in any minute... I feel like I need to constantly keep my house sparkling clean, and you and I both know that's not possible with little ones running around.

TOTALLY think you should change her name to Muffinator, by the way.

Kate said...

I really hope that your closing goes a lot smoother than ours! We were supposed to close last week but keep getting put off. Bank of America is evil, pure evil.

Good luck to you lame-o!

Babe in Babeland said...

You are totally NOT LAME. You reasons are completely legit, and to me, it says you're a great mom. So kudos to YOU!

And you know what? This whole subletting thing will soon be behind you and it will be but a memory. I really hope you'll get your deposit back!!!! That's total BS if you don't.

Logical Libby said...

Yeah, get out of there soon. You will be much happier... She sounds nuts.

Mary said...

next year you'll be trick or treating in your own neighborhood with neighbors you'll have known for almost a will be soo great! Not at all lame :)
now if you could quit having those crowds of people over, you'd be fine ...

Samsmama said...

Homeless, lame mother, illegally subletting, noise complaints...I have no idea why I even hang around here.


And ditto to what Mary said.