Thanks for visiting! This blog began in 2009 to keep in touch with family/friends while I worked in Madagascar, finally repatriating in 2014. Would you believe me if I told you that my Canadian life has been crazier than that of the jungle life? Going into the 5th year in Canada, and Africa is calling me again. Who knows what will happen.
I’ve been all cocky how my move is causing me ZERO stress.
That I have an amazing apartment to move into and that I just can’t wait.
Well….on Sunday…that idea was….altered.
(A small example...)
In my current province, a damage deposit or first/last month’s
rent is not required. A move in/move out checklist is not required.
Painting between tenants is not required, even if the tenant
painted the walls grey/red/yellow-green/blue, and then hung up a ton of
shelves, then used white spackle to patch the holes after they moved out.
So my current apartment is pretty dirty (I will have to wash
all of the walls and baseboards) and requires painting. Somehow the colors
actually kind of match together, that’s not my problem, but having six inch
white patches everywhere….well, it isn’t ideal.
I’m learning VERY quickly about the rental laws in la belle
province….and I’m not impressed. I’m cleaning my apartment, near perfect, and
then have to move into my current apartment and clean it and paint it.
Thankfully, my grandma and aunt are coming to help me, because I do not have a
clue how to paint. The last painting I did was when my dad and I painted my
room when I was 14 or 15. And I was a disaster, knocking the paint can over
twice and probably getting paint everywhere.
So this weekend, I’ll do as much cleaning as I can in my
current apartment, and then next weekend, on Saturday I’ll receive the delivery
for my appliances (they don’t come with the apartment here) and then clean,
clean, clean. And prepare for painting. This sucks.
I just want a fancy new place…and a better attitude about the entire thing.