1124
Feeling: pessimistic

Sooo getting a roommate for my new condo....

The search began on KSL when I posted the ad on a Tues.  Of course, its best to have the ad up over a weekend, I suppose esp the weekend before the end of the month.... And by Mon I had like three people/appointments planned to come over that night and take a look and fill out applications. 

Of course, the flaky people on ksl, if you get multiple ppl to commit to something usually only one prevails.  Such was the case on Mon night.   One who made an appointment like the day of the ad posting to come by that night and picked up an app and never heard from her since.  Another asked to come by on Wed by never showed up, I texted and no reply.... she wanted to come again on Mon.  She ended up texting saying she found a place already.  Another one attempted to find me and got lost, tried to call me, but her cellphone died and didn't hear from her until the next morning.  Thus, leaving one to show up at my door.

Her name is Cassie.  She first asked if the room was available, I said yes, then she asked if I'd consider a small dog....  Now I didn't really think of pets except to say in the ad that I had a cat in case anyone hates/allergic to cats.  My first reaction was no, it juss seems like so much work, and an inside dog I thought about that with Max and its so hard and dogs can't take care of themselves like cats can, and I got brand new carpet, they are noisy and bark all the time, etc.  But I didn't want to rule her out completely cuz of a dog.  So I said why dont you come over and bring the dog and we can chat.  I needed her to explain how she does the whole potty training thing while she's at work an' stuff... 

Even Mindy said she'd come by and see my place for the first time, but yet here is only girl that showed up, Cassie and her dog Bella.  The cat didn't care for the dog.  Juss followed it around and watched it in the shadows.  Bella didn't care either.  So that was a good start.  Bella followed lots of commands and stuck to Cassie like glue.  And Bella did not bark once the whole time she was in my house.  Not one word.  Weird, but okay, I like it.  My persception of little dogs are they are super yappy. 

I showed her the house while Evan watched TV downstairs. We kinda stopped upstairs and asked questions.  She told me she puts the dog on the tile bathroom while she's at work, said she's close enough to come home at lunch and let her outside to potty, and she' the kind that takes her dog everywhere.  She's a working professional, a secretary for a landscaping company her uncle owns in Draper/Sandy area?  She has a boyfriend in Clearfield.  She's 20 years old.  She's from Monroe. Yeah, I know, right?

I gave her an application and she wanted to fill it out there so we went into the kitchen and let her fill out stuff at the table.  The dog still following her and the cat still following the dog and hiding in the shadows...  The application raised some more questions and then after that we just started chatting. Okay, well, she started chatting.  She really knows how to carry on a conversation...for like two hours.  I've never really met anyone who could carry a conversation on that long, it would be more impressing if she could do it without any akwkward pauses or moments, but that didn't happen.  She seriously acted like she didn't want to leave. I don't know why. She's definintely a chatter, unlike Sarah.  She wanted me to tell her she could have the place right then and there, but I was going to give the first girl a chance and the one that got lost that night a chance too...  She just needs to find a place by the first to give her current place a 30 day notice. 

So some things about Sarah bugged me when I was living with her but she wasnt really around enough to actually be bugged by her too much. She would ask permission to do -anything- in my house.  That got annoying.  She was super respectful but to an annoying point, I didnt think that was possible. And then the fact that she wasn't really reliable, said she'd come over and never did, said she'd pay and never did, etc.  Then the ignorance claim kinda drove me nuts to.  "I didnt know rent was due on the first", we discussed and she signed it on the contract, she paid on the first all the other months, etc.  When she moved out she 'thought' I told her to be out by the 28th of Jan, but I said the 31st....  She doesn't know directions for the life of her either.  I was helping her find another place and she said she wanted to be in the same area or more north, closer to her work.  So I found the perfect place by 215 to help her get to work, not that she'd know how to use 215 freeway, but she thought it was too far north or something and didn't check it out so I made the appointment for her and took her there myself to show her its not far and it was a good place for her.  I'm proud of myself for that by the way. 

So you think of the quirks of the ppl you are or will be living with and I can tell there will be some quirks to this Cassie girl that will annoy me at times, but its comes with the territory an' all.  Its just from that super long conversation with her I can already pinpoint some things that might annoy me about her in the future already.  Kinda sad.  I think of something nice to say about her and immediately a negative thought follows.  I think I am only so pessimistic about this for the simple fact I'm not too keen on sharing my new condo in the first place... 

But she is really an articulate girl, she's smart, she's confident with talking to ppl.  I was impressed with the way she communicated with me via text.  She set up an appointment, she repeated the appointment near the end of the convo, she actually showed up for the appointment, she knew the right things to say, the type of issues I was worried about, she followed up the next day with a text. It was like an interview.  She knows how to do this.  

This is going to sound wrong but the annoying part I see so far is that she is so ... LDS.  Molly Mormon as some Utahns would say.  She asked if I was LDS and I said yes and she said she thought so b/c I had put "no smoking or drugs" in my ad.  I wanted to explain that I didnt want to put "LDS Standands" cuz it puts off those of other religions who also dont smoke or do drugs or drink or whatever.  Others think they can't live there if they are not lds. She kinds gave me this, I would say judgmental look, and said "I dont mind when they put lds standards on there"  cuz obviously she is looking for someone LDS to live with.  I immediately thought this girl was somewhat closed minded.  There are other girls out there that basically live LDS standards without being lds.  Sarah, my last roommate, for example.  She was Catholic and she prolly drank coffee, but she wasn't a party girl, didn't do illegal things, didn't smoke, etc and she was like the best roommate ever. Mainly cuz she was at her boyfriends all the time, but still. 

I'm afraid she might be the kind of girl that freaks out if a guy gets anywhere near her room, the kind that would speak/rationalize excessively if her bf had to sleep on the couch during a bad snow storm he cant go home in, the kind that would give judgmental looks when Evan comes into my room to watch a movie or something, one that never wears a tanktop.  Oy. The possilbities annoy me even more.

I think its almost sad that I know how religious she is only by talking to her for like two hours on a first meeting basis, but I mean you are supposed to talk about it and not be ashamed and what not, but I think there is a limit or ...something socially acceptable that doesn't involve statements like "then I went home and read my scriptures all day long" and "you should come to my ward, the relief society president is so funny" blah blah.  But then again if I werent so bad at being a mormon this prolly wouldn't bug me so much. Its prolly my fault I'm annoyed....  Its prolly my fault she talked so long, maybe cuz my text said "come by with your dog and we'll chat".   The darn word "chat". 

BUT you do have to admit the whole Utah - Mormon bubble - Sterotype is totally real and stupid in this state.  Its not just the born and bred Utahns that think the bubble has gotten out of hand.  Its a statistical known fact now. 

I feel like when I was in SLC and Sarah showed up cuz of my ad I chose her cuz, well, she was the only one brave enough to come to that part of the neighborhood and live with me.  But now I'm in Midvale and seems like I got a lot more interests in this condo, which I should, but with all like 5 ppl that were interested somehow I still end up with only one person actually showing up... I want at least one other girl to look so I could at least say I have a choice.  So I'm giving this one girl that got lost one more chance to look before I give it to Cassie and Bella.  Love Bella by the way and I dont like small dogs, mainly for the yappy, but also for the possessiveness of owners an' stuff.  

Anyways, enough about roommates I dont have yet. 

In the meantime I am still putting my house together.  I got out my big box of pictures and frames and realize that I dont want/wont use half of them.  Sad day.  I am so excited to decorate walls.  WALLS ppl, I have WALLS!   Then I realize I have no pictures that I can hang on my way with family in them really....  I have no family photos that can be hung on the wall.  Sad day.  My picture collection is not as 'thought out' as I thought it was.  I have my favorite and most expensive art/picture in the middle of the front room where you can see it.  Bonita!  I can't seem to fit anything else on that wall ....  I put my giant Jesus picture up just before Cassie came over.  I have cute ideas for the stairwell wall.  I bought a Groupon for Wall Art vinyl art stuff so I can buy another tree like I did at Mindys and put it on the stairwell wall.  

I got all the furniture I want so far I believe I only wanted to add a "console" table, a bookcase, and a storage bench and get rid of a "tv stand" whatever it is, a smaller bookshelf/nightstand thing, a computer cart and the vanity.  I kept the rest of my furniture and only added those three to actually fill up the place.  

I bought new carpet for the whole condo, about 90 yards for $1,500.  I bought a brand new washer/dryer for $1,300, but with the rebates from the gas and electric companies technically $1,200.  Then cuz I spent so much on carpet and washer/dryer I totally compromised on the fridge and got an old used one for like $180.  But I did get the fridge I 'wanted' in a way.  I wanted a side by side with the water and ice dispenser thing, but my fridge area is so small it was hard to find a side by side small enough, but I did!  It's used and kinda off white but it works!  My goal was to spend less only three grand on the major appliances/essential things I can't really live without and I did it. I put down 7 grand and left 3 grand for the major appliances and fix up stuff and I stayed in that budget. Then I spent more on those other furniture items I mentioned, but that was just for my pleasure.  

Soo so far the condo living is going great! 

I also went and got condo insurance the other day.  I don't need "home owners insurance" cuz the HOA has that I just need insurance for the 'content' of the condo, not the condo itself...  So the agent I found says 'If you take the condo and dump it upside down, the insurance covers everything that would fall out"  Haha I thought it was funny.  It wasn't called 'renters' ins tho. It was under home owners ins, under condo ins, some subsection after that... Anyways, this agent guy knew what he was doing and did it fast.  I was impressed.  

I went in for that condo ins and asked if I put my auto ins in with the same company if I'd get a discount and he wanted to do such and find out.  I dont know many ppl who walk around with their auto policy on them so I asked to use a computer and print it up from online for him.  So he combined my auto and condo ins and found a company that would be cheaper then my current one. Woot woot.  

He was beginning to say I couldnt combine the two (at least to get cheaper rate/discount) until I was 25 and then I said my bday was in like 6 weeks.  So we hooked up the condo ins now and when I turn 25 I'll combine that policy with my auto and get somewhat of a discount.  That felt all complicated and took longer than I thought, but I think he got me the best price he could find out there. 

So I think I'm on my way!  I think I got this covered!  Me, my condo and a cat!  Well, don't get me started on the cat... 

 

155 hit(s) Love, me  
This post has no comments.
Leave a Comment
Human Check: 5*3=


Entry List
1386
1385
1383
1382
1381
1380
1378
1377
1376
1374
1373
1372
1371
1370
1369
1368
1367
1366
1365
1363
1362
1361
1359
1358
1355
1354
1352
1350
1349
1348
1347
1346
1345
1344
1340
1339
1337
1336
1335
1333
1331
1330
1329
1328
1327
1326
1325
1324
1322
1321
1320
1319
1318
1317
1315
1314 - Baby Nicholas June 2015
1313
1312 - Baby Maggy June 2015
1311
1310
1309 - Baby Paul June 2015
1308
1307
1306
1305 - quotes
1304
1303
1302
1301
1300
1299
1298 - 2014 Chevy Cruze LT
1297
1296
1295
1294
1293
1292
1291
1290
1289
1287
1286
1283
1282
1279
1278
1277
1276
1275
1274
1273 - YSA Trip
1272
1271
1269
1268
1267
1266
1265
1263
1262
1260
1259
1258
1257
1255
1253
1251
1250
1249
1248
1246
1245
1244
1243
1242
1241
1239
1238
1237
1236
1235
1234
1233
1232
1231
1230
1229 -Year 2014
1228
1227
1226
1225
1223
1222
1220
1219
1218
1217
1214
1213
1212
1210
1209
1208
1207
1206
1205
1204
1203
1202
1201
1199
1198
1197
1196
1195
1194
1192
1191
1190
1187
1186
1185
1182
1180
1179
1178
1177
1176
1173 - Catori and Jaci
1172
1171
1170
1169
1167
1166
1165
1164
1163
1161
1160
1159
1158
1157
1156
1154
1153
1152
1151
1149
1148
1147
1146
1145
1144
1143 - Bday 25
1142 - Felicity Talamante
1141
1140 - Lasik
1139
1138
1137
1136
1135
1133
1132
1131
1130
1129
1128
1127
1126
1125
1124
1123
1122
1121
1120
1119 - Gunner Dallin Law
1118
1117
1115
1114
1112
1111
1110
1109
1108
1107
1106
1105
1104
1103
1102
1100
1098
1097
1095
1094
1093
1092
1090
1089
1088
1087
1086
1085
1084
1083
1082
1081
1080
1079
1077
1076
1074
1072
1071
1070
1069
1068
1067
1066
1063
1062
1061
1059
1058
1057
1056
1055
1054
1053
1052
1051
1050
1049
1047
1046
1044
1043
1042 - Mitchell Joseph...
1041
1038
1037
1036
1034
1033
1032
1031
1029
1028
1026
1025
1024
1023 - Bday 23
1022
1021
1020
1019
1017
1016
1013
1012
1011
1010
1009
1008
1007
1005
1004
1003
1001
1000
998
997
995
993
992
990
989
987
986
985
984
983
982
981
980 - Bucket List
979
978
977
975
974
972
971
970
969
968
967
966
965
963
962
961
960 - Year 2011
958
957
956
955
954
952
950
949
947
946
944
943
942
941
940
939
938
937
936
935
934
933
932
931
929
928
927
926
925
924
923
922
921
920
919
918
917
916
915
914
913
912
911
910
909
908
907
906
905
904
903
902
901
900
899
898
897
896
895
894
893
892
891
889
887
886
885
884
883
882
881
880
879
878
876
875
874
873
872
871
870
868
866
865
863
862
861
860
859
858
856
855
854
853
852
851
850
848
847
846
844
843
841
840
839
837
836
835
834
833
831
829
827
826
825
824 - Bday 22
822
821
819
818
817
815
814
813
811
810
809
808
807
806
805
803
802
800
798
797
796
794
793
792
791
790
789
788
787
786
785
784
783
782
781
780
778
777
776
775
773
772
771
769
767
766 - Year 2010
765
764
763
762
761
760
759
758
757
756
755
754
753
752
751
750
749
748
747
746
745
744
743
742
741
740
739
738
737
736
735
734
733
732
731
730
729
728
727
726
725
724
723
722
721
720
719
718
717
715
714
713
712
710
709
707
706
705
704
703
702
701
700
699
698
697
696
695
694
693
692
691
690
689
688
687
686
685
684
683
682
681
679
678
677
676
675
674
673
671
670
669
668
667
666
665
664
663
662
660
659
658
657
656
655
654
653
651
650
648
646
645
644
643
642
640
639
638
637
636
635
634
633 - Bday 21
632
630
629
628
627
626
625
624
623
622
621
620
619
618
617
616
615
614
613
612
611
610
608
607
606
605
604
603
601
600
599
598
597
596
595
594
593
592
591
590
589
588
587
586
584
583
582
581
580
579
578
577
576
575
574
573
572
571
570
569
568
567
565 - Year 2009
563
562
561
560
559
558
557
556
555
554
553
552
551
550
549
548
547
546
545
544
542
541
540
539
538
537
536
535
534
533
532
531
530
529
528
527
526
525
524
523
522
521
520
519
518
516
515
514
513 - Sara Marie Talamante
512
511
510
509
508
507
506
505
504
503
502
501
500
499
498
497
495
494
493
492
491
490
489
487
486
346
317
485
484
483
482
481
480
478
477
476
475
474
473
472
471
470
469
468
467
466
465
464
463
462
460
461
459
458
457
456
455
454
453
452
451
450
449
448
447
446
445
444
443
442
441
440
439
438
437
435
434
433
432
431
430
429
428
427
426 - Glimpses
425
423
422
421
420
419
418
417
416
415
414
413
412
410
409
408 - Poem
407 - Bday 20
406
405
404
402
401
400
399
398
397
395
394 - Cole Michael Andrew
393
392
391
390
389
386
385
384
382
381
380
379
378
377
376
375
374
373
372
370
369
368
367
366
365
364
363
362
361
360
359
357
356
355
354
353
352
351
350
349
348
347
345
344
343
342
340
339
338
337
336
335
334
332
331
329
328
327
326
325 - Year 2008
324
323
322
321
320
319
318
316
315
314
313
312
311
310
308
307
305
304
303
302
301
300
299
298
297
296
295
294
293
292
291
290
289
288
287
285
286
284
283
282
281
280
279 - LOVE
278
277
276
275
274
273
272
271
270
269
268 - Troo Wov
267
266
265
264
263
262
261
260
259
258
256
255
254
253
251
250
249
248
247
246
245
244
243
241
239
240
238
237
236
234
233
232
231
229
228
226
225
224
223
222
221
220
218
217
216
215
214
212
211
210
209
208
207
206
205
204
203
202
201
200
199
198
197
195
194
192
191
190
189
188
187
185
184
183
182
181
180
179
178 - Year 2007
177
176
175
174
173
172
169
167
166
165
164
163
162
161
160
159
158
157
156
155
154
153
152
151
150
148
147
146
145
144
143
142
141 - Year 2006
140
139
138
137
136
135
134
133
132
131
130
129
128
127
126
125
124
123
122
121
120
119
118
117
116
115
114
112
111
110
109
108
107
106
105
104
103
102
101
100
099
098
097
096
095
094
093
092
091
090
087
086
085
084
083
082
081
080
079
078
077
075
073
072
071
070
069
068
067
066
065
064
062
063
061
060
059
058
057
056
055
054
053
052
049
050
051
048
047
046
045
044
043
042
041 - Bday 17
040
039
038
036
037
035
034
033
032
031
029
030
028
027
026
024
025
023
022
021
020
019
018
017
016
015
009
014
012
013
011
010
008
006
007
005
004
003
002
001 - Year 2005
1217 post(s)