I’m so mad I don’t even know what to say. I hate my apartment building so much. Before I explain what just happened, let me explain that we have a storage locker in our basement. We use it to store our excess things (Christmas tree, etc) and last summer I kept my bike down there. Until someone broke the lock off and stole it. Luckily it wasn’t an expensive bike, but the fact that someone actually went in and stole it really upset me.
Today it happened again. Not my bike (I smartened up and began keeping my bike out on our balcony with the hubs’) but I went down today to get some luggage and found the metal clasp that holds the lock so badly bent that I couldn’t even close it and the lock was gone. I mean someone went to serious trouble to break it open this time. Now all of our camping equipment is gone, and I can’t be sure, but I’m pretty sure they took a couple bags of odds and ends, including some of the hubster’s computer stuff.
Now for my favourite part. After I recovered from the initial shock of not finding a lock on my locker and it looking a lot emptier than I recall, I stormed down the hallway to my landlord’s apartment and started banging on his door. Finally he got around to opening it up, and I pretty much shouted my anger over what had happened to him and his wife. He shook his head, and this was the gist of the conversation:
Him: “That’s too bad… [Joe] will be here in the morning. He’ll fix it.”
Me: “No. I don’t think you understand me. My things are in there UNLOCKED because someone went in and bent the clasp so badly that I can’t even put a lock on it! I don’t want to leave it like that.”
Him: “Well we’ll lock the room up at 8, or maybe a little earlier.”
Me: “But my I can’t lock my storage container!!!!!!!!!!”
Him: “Oh well we’ll lock the whole room up for the night around 8pm.”
At this point I stormed out of his apartment and back upstairs in tears. I HATE HATE HATE that people steal things. I would NEVER take something that didn’t belong to me. Not to mention going through that amount of effort to attain it. I’m so mad I can’t even handle it. I called the Hubs to tell him, and he’s going to call our property management company and I’m currently looking online for a new apartment. I’m so done. Too bad it’s crappy Senior’s City and we’re probably in the only decent-sized, non-studentish, clean apartment in the city. FUN. I’m sorry if I sound bitter, I’m just so upset that people are so low.
Here’s the real kicker: I have no idea when my things were stolen. I rarely go down to the storage room so it could’ve been today, last week or 3 months ago. If it was in the last 3 weeks then it’s almost my own fault. When I went home my dad gave me a huge new blue industrial lock to put on it, but I’ve been procrastinating going down there because I don’t like going by myself, and the Hubster isn’t here much in the day time. But then again, they pretty much broke the clasp right off the door, so the lock wouldn’t have even really done a lot of good.
I can’t wait to be out of this city.
Okay. So yesterday was AWESOME.
But before we get to that, a few updates for you. I survived the dentist, and as of now only have to go back for one repeat visit on the 8th. So should this end up being true, I’ll love my dentist and share my previous dentist monstrosity with you.
As well, tonight I finished another class! That’s two down, and only one to go. I have an exam on Monday afternoon and then I am SOOOOOOOOO done. Yay for one month of summer!! hahaha
So. Yesterday Twin, K and I went to Canada’s Wonderland (I can’t call it Paramount Canada’s Wonderland because some new company bought it out) and it was FABULOUS. I shall now list the reasons why it was such a glorious day:
2. We sang our hearts out to CELIN DION in the car. That’s right. (well, actually Twin and I sang to K while she pretended not to know us for the duration of the song. hahaha)
4. We ate those ridiculously big chocolate chip ice cream cookies and thought we were going to overdose on sugar.
Ah. SO much has happened in the past few days… I don’t even know where to begin. First things first–so, I exaggerated, and my stay at the inlaws was good. We were a little cramped and I had to do my hair and makeup with a tiny compact mirror for 2 days, but we survived. It now looks as though Dog Lover and Spiritual Voice are planning to live with D&D for an extended period of time though, so our visits might be cut back a little.
I’m pretty dang proud of my photography work… I think it turned out nicely!
Anyway, after the photo shoot D&D drove us back and we spent a quiet evening together and went to bed early as I didn’t sleep much (we were on a thin futon). Yesterday was jam packed! Actually, that’s not true. haha! I spent most of the day reading Huckleberry Finn for an essay that I need to write tomorrow. Then Twin and I went tanning in the evening, and when we came out we found this:
It was the most amazing rainbow I have ever seen… these pictures really don’t do it justice. And the most bizarre thing was that it hadn’t rained at all. It was just a random rainbow. I love it. And this is only half of it… I couldn’t capture the whole image with my little camera, but you could actually see the entire arc from where we were. SO cool.
Let’s see… OH. This morning I had an interview at Canadian Tire! I dropped off a resume like 2 months ago, and then kind of forgot about it because I didn’t hear anything! Well, yesterday I got a call… and today I went in! My interview went very well, and I’m pretty sure I got the job. Only now I’m not sure if I want it. haha! I came home and had a long talk with the hubs, and I’m not sure if working there is my best option. A week or so ago I was told to bring over a resume to a lady I know that runs a couple of daycares here in town. I’ve been hesitant to do so because I’m terrified at the idea of working with such little people (5 and under) and I’m lazy. But after coming from my interview and learning that I’ll likely have to work every Saturday because I don’t work on Sundays, I’m a little turned off about Crappy Tire. The Daycare (should I get it) pays more and I could use the experience on my Teacher’s College application this fall which is pretty much my priority until I get it in. Ah. So many decisions… so I’ve been call screening all day to avoid Canadian Tire should they call to offer me a job. hahha
Onto today! After my interview, I finally went and booked an appointment at a dentist as I haven’t been in 2 years and I have a sore tooth. I’m more than a little afraid after my disaster experience the summer I got married (that’s a story for another day) but I bit the bullet and I have an appointment tomorrow morning. I’ll keep you posted.
This afternoon Twin came over and we pretended to study for the exam we wrote tonight. Well, we studied for about 45 minutes, then we made Kangaroo Squares, listened to music and she cheered me on while I finished a journal entry for this class in under 10 minutes. I’m a star! Then we went and absolutely gorged ourselves on lovely lovely pizza and crazy bread from Little Ceasar’s and went and wrote the exam. I think I actually did really well, and it feels sooooooo good to have one class finished. This week is still going to suck somewhat: finish Huck Finn, write essay on Huck Finn by Thursday, WONDERLAND (maybe) all day Thurs, test Friday, read all weekend, exam Monday, then………. SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR A WHOLE MONTH!!!!!!! WOOOOOO!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!! HOO HAH!!!!! *banana dance* Ah. Not yet. It’s so close… but so far.
It’s absolutely LOVELY. Wow. This has turned into a marathon blog. Time for to stop. I’ll post my dentist adventures tomorrow… wish me luck!!
I really should have written about this yesterday, but I was tired and wet and just decided to watch a lot of Alias instead. haha! Yesterday Twin and I had class together, and as the prof ended early, we decided to to a bit of shopping downtown. I have completely converted her to a love of smelly candles, and so I was showing her the two craft stores downtown where I know that you can buy them. They are about 5-6 blocks apart, so we parked at one, then walked down to the other. As we were walking, we noticed the sky getting dark, but really didn’t think much of it. We were in the store for a few minutes picking out one she wanted (Grandma’s Kitchen… it’s the best candle in the world) and as we got to the register, the sky opened and a wall of water poured out. I have not seen it rain that hard in a lonnnng time.
Anyway, so we waited at the store front for 5 minutes waiting to see if it would let up a bit, and it lightened a little, but not much. By this point it was getting later in the afternoon and she had to be at work by 5pm, so we decided to brave it. We walked the 5 blocks and got absolutely drenched… but it was actually really fun. People were looking at us like we were crazy, and I had the biggest raccoon eyes (running mascara) in the world, but it actually kind of made my day. haha I had forgotten how fun it can be to play in the rain. Really… you should try it. :)