Monday, December 29, 2008

Digging out from hundreds of emails

Peanut and I had a great time in the Midwest, when we finally got there. I saw colder temperatures and more snow than I've seen since I was too young to remember it. I met his entire extended family, tried lobster and scallops for the first time, missed out on his grandfather's famous fruit salad, and went shopping at a real mall. I had a lot of fun in general, but the best part was how much closer Peanut and I became during the week. It's hard to explain, but this past week cemented things even more--I am absolutely crazy about this guy, and the last eight months have been the best of my life.

In financial news, we didn't spend all that much since we were fed by all the family. I did just a little shopping with my giftcard from my boss--$75 goes really far at Kohls! I ended up with four new sweaters and some undies and socks. Very nice.

The best Christmas news so far came to me today--my lease is up next month at my apartment and I haven't received any renewal papers. I want to stay but didn't want to sign another year long lease since I don't know what next year holds--it seems pretty likely Peanut and I will move in together at some point. I called my landlord this morning and he agreed to turn my lease into a month-to-month rental--with no raise in price! I'm thrilled by this on a number of levels, and when I next move, I intend to first ask him if he has any bigger apartments in my building or any other building. I know landlords and management companies usually get a bad rap, and often deservedly so, but this man is a fantastic landlord. The building is maintained, the heat is on, the rent is fair, and he sees his tenants as people. Yay!

Hopefully this week I can start posting normally again, but we'll see. I have an old roommate and my sister coming to visit starting tomorrow, and that might throw me for a loop.

1 comment:

  1. Thank goodness he isn't a slum lord..

    I hate those!

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