Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Suppose It's Officially Winter...

... since we just got our first snow last night. It's all gone now, melted away, but it was an inch or two this morning. The weathermen had been threatening snow for the last couple of weeks; it was still a bit surprising, and there should be more in the next few days. It's also been really windy lately - with some power outages and damage from downed trees - both here, and over in Coeur d'Alene.

We were supposed to have our carpets cleaned today, but that didn't happen. When we last signed our lease (about 3 months ago), they had a "get a random bonus for renewing for a year" deal going. We would've been happier with the free month of storage or $100 off our rent for a month, but we'll take what we can get, I guess. But of course, the cleaner apparently had some sort of technical difficulties with his equipment and had to cancel - he's supposed to be here tomorrow morning but, like most things involving this complex, I'll believe it when I see it.

They also scheduled a "preventative maintenance inspection" for our block of apartments, sometime today or tomorrow, so we had to move stuff for that too (so they can get to the hot water heater, under the sink, etc.). I was really hoping they and the cleaners would both be done today so we could move everything back to normal, but of course it was not to be. Hopefully tomorrow.

We were actually planning on putting up our Christmas tree and decorations early, and pulled all the stuff out of the garage a few days ago. But, not surprisingly, we're holding off until the carpets are cleaned. So for now, we're just listening to our Christmas music playlist on the computer and trying to get ourselves into the holiday spirit.

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