It all started on Friday. Now, I had the day off - so one would think it would have been a great day. And it was, until about 8AM. There I was, sipping my morning tea (Earl Grey if memory serves) when my home computer decided to freak out. Turns out, we had a Trojan Horse, 2 viruses and some nasty spyware (that likely was the root of the problem).
Yes, I do have antivirus software and, to add insult to injury, it was corrupted by the above issues.
So I spend all day Friday putzing around with the computer, only to have it finally all fixed today. Although, Flash is still flaking out on me.
Saturday brought more wonderful costumer service from the folks at DirecTV. Swear to God, if The Boyfriend wasn't addicted to NFL Sunday Ticket I would gleefully drop it. Worst Costumer Service on the planet. And by worst I mean essentially non-existent. They were supposed to show up at the new apartment, never did and we ended up calling the installers four times and four times we were assured they'd "call us back." Do you think we ever heard a word from them? Of course not.
On top of that, we finally saw the new apartment yesterday, and while the kitchen looks awesome - the thermostat is from 1975 (it's that old looking) and the outside doorknobs look so rusty that I'd swear they'd been on the unit for the last 40 years (but the apartment complex isn't that old). We haven't signed a lease yet - so we said that we wanted a new thermostat and a new doorknob on the front door (did I mention the lock spring is fudged up on it?).
Now, I'm assuming they'll say no - since this is a corporate run complex and the motto seems to be "if it ain't broke, don't do a damn thing about it" regardless of the fact that the material is shoddy at best. Also, they're hassling us about the DirecTV dish.
Frankly, rent is going to be a butt-load of a cash every month. For the amount they want us to pay - the door knob should function properly, a new thermostat should be installed, and the dish can be above the roof line if necessary. Is this too much to ask? I'm not thinking this is terribly unreasonable behavior on our part.
So while the movers are still set for next Saturday, I'm thinking we'll be cancelling them and bumping the move until later. Which we can because technically we don't have to leave our current residence until January. So there's time.
Oh and top it off, my Tigers looked like shit in Game 1 of the World Series. On the bright side, my older sister is currently sitting in a luxury box at Comerica Park getting ready to watch Game 2. Did I mention that I hate her?