March 13th, 2003

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I know too much about psychology and sociology for my own good...

Right now, I think I'm going through some cognitive dissonance in regards to my California move. I have so many thoughts of here as "good" and California as "bad", and I have the desire to move out there (for lisana, and to be around some cool people, like aelien27, babyraver, and f0rge). So, these thoughts don't jive with one another... why move from "good" to "bad"?

This morning, driving into work, I realized that everything here in Roanoke has been eating at my nerves lately. The drivers are stupid, aren't paying attention, and can't deal with a fucking highway on-ramp. The McDonald's I wanted to get breakfast from this morning was out... Out!... of breakfast burritos and couldn't make more. Restaurants in general suck & have poor service.

I know that things here aren't really that bad. Or at least, I hope that I haven't been delusional long enough to have ignored everything sucking that bad here. But I know that it's just part of resolving the cognitive dissonance... I'm building up more thoughts that reinforce my desire to go to California. Lis and babyraver say that California is great; I realize that Roanoke sucks. It's all just making a new web of thoughts.

It's stressful, though. Because all the new "thoughts" that are making the move seem like a good idea are actually sucky experiences to have. But hopefully it's all for the best...
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And this is why Glade Creek Apartments suck.

They will only do move-out "inspections" on Monday-Friday. No Saturday. No Sunday.

The staff there has gone really downhill since we moved in. Even if we weren't moving to California, we'd probably be moving to another apartment when the lease was up in May.

Oh well. Maybe I should ask if they have to have me there for the inspection...

Update

Well, no, I don't have to be there for the move-out, but it'd be "my word against theirs." When I said I'd take pictures of my apartment before I left, and that they could take pictures if there was a problem, there wasn't a warm reception to the idea. But I can get a pre-inspection on Friday. Oh boy. And I'd have until 2pm Saturday to return keys to the one person who works on Saturday. (No maintenance workers are scheduled Saturday or Sunday, and I assume that maintenance workers do the inspections.)

I'm thinking back to the originial plan, letting my mom do the move-out on Monday, maybe with a pre-inspection on Friday so that I can argue with them and save my mom the hassle. But they have to finish up by 4pm, so I'd have to do pre-inspection around 3:30pm at the latest. *sigh* So... annoying...
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Okay, trying to put today's events into a logical flow...

I wanted to get to Liberty Mutual first thing in the morning, but because I had an 8:30am meeting at work, that got tossed. So I resolved to leave a bit early to take care of it (which I did).

I called the local apartment office to check on move-on options, still have to decide what to do. I guess I'll just have my mom do it for me, and we'll try and get going on Saturday. Right now, I just want to be on the road. I hope that things will calm down and I will feel better then.

Starting out on Saturday means arriving in California on Saturday, so I called Apartment Option #1 and made sure I could do move-in on Saturday. They said it could be done, if they faxed me stuff that I could express back to them tomorrow and get the paperwork started. Really, it would take something major for me not to move in there. I just want this taken care of now, and option #1 is option #1 is option #1. So we have paperwork, which will be sent Express Mail tomorrow, along with $160.

Then there's the mess of getting certified funds for the rest of the move-in amount. They insist on having it in certified funds. *sigh* It'll cost me $50 to have that check cut, as my bank is a virtual Internet bank and it's $25 for the check and $25 for express delivery.

Going to be a hefty check, too. Money it going to be close, but that's also based on my not factoring in my "leave balance" pay-out from work, which should be more than another paycheck. Tomorrow I need to ask when I'll get that.

There's also worries in my head about when I get my first new-company paycheck. Cash could be really tight for the first few weeks. Amen for Visa. Of course, after the dust settles I'm going to have to be a really really really good boy and get all the plastic paid off. *sigh*

This is going to be such a messy few weeks. I really really really need to be surrounded by a lot of people with positive thoughts right now. Or at least on my first night there.

So, I'm warning babyraver, f0rge, and aelien27 (well, and kappadarappa, k1mchee, and... umm... Bill (can't remember the lj id there) too!) to be prepared to come to Costa Mesa and an empty apartment and... ummm... well... rescue me?
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Got a call from Anna; she wants to catch up with us tomorrow to visit before moving day. Hopefully this is what I need right now, just a little touch of normality...