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March 12th, 2003

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03:07 pm - Progress Report
Okay, I've called Cox Cable, and arranged for service to be turned off on Friday (3/14) and for them to come sometime during that day to collect the cable box. (If they forget or don't show, then I'll just have to take it back on Saturday morning.) Also called Verizon and arranged for the telephone to be turned off on Monday (3/17) and to provide my cell phone number as a reference number on the da-de-da message.

I also signed us up for a dial-up account to use Friday/Saturday and during the trip (and probably for a few days when we set up in California, until we can get a high-speed connection established).

Still uncertain on what to do about the apartment check-out. They want me to keep paying the electric bill until my lease expires, but if I give them the keys, then I worry that they might really destroy my power bill for me. *sigh* Hard call...
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Date:March 12th, 2003 12:33 pm (UTC)
Um... no. You cannot allow them to swindle you in to paying an electric bill till your lease is up. It is a different company that provides the service to you. Call them up, tell them your last day, and they will turn the power off.

You should not, I repeat, SHOULD NOT be paying for electricity after you move.
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Date:March 12th, 2003 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'm just worried about doing something that will make them try and ruin my life, credit history, or whatever. Really, you are right, I should forget that I ever talked to them and just call the power company and get the service turned off. Just call it a "mea culpa" if they bitch about it... fuck, I worry too much about this stuff. *sigh*

Anyway, getting your feedback makes it easier for me to go ahead and call the power company. I'm definitely looking for some ideas & support when I ramble in my journal, and I appreciate your input! *huggles*
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Date:March 12th, 2003 12:50 pm (UTC)
I'm definately here for you guys. *huggles*

And if you ever have a doubt, just ask. ;) Which in a way... writing about it in your journal is asking. *giggle*

So you know what I've been up to lately? I've been playing The Sims one player version... Installed Hot Date yesterday. HOT DAMN that game is f`ing hard!!! I miss TSO. :(

But today I really should get cleaning done. tee hee

Anyhow... back on topic...

Definately call the electric company and the gas company (and water if you pay for that too) and tell them your move out date. There is no way that your management can make your pay for a service you won't even be using... They don't have that kind of power.

And as for fucking with your credit, if they have you to a lease the only thing you are obligated to do is pay the monthly rent (and move out fee if they have it). If you keep up with that, they can't do anything to you.

And besides... have you had problems with these guys in the past? If not, I see no reason to worry yourself over things. They have a procedure they go by, and if you don't agree with it then take it up with someone higher than the person you are dealing with. (I assume you mainly deal with the folks in the main office and not the actual owners?)

Anyhow... can't wait to see you again. And to meet Lis for the first time! Things are hectic right now, but like I said... the dust will settle. And you'll be able to see things a lot more clearer. And you will realize that you haven't given up something for less... you and Lis will make the most of wherever you live. I'm sure of it. And if you do that, you'll be happy. Regardless of where you two live. "^_^"
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Date:March 12th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC)
(and water if you pay for that too)

Water is rebilled by the apartment office, so sorta hard to get them to stop billing me for that! ^_^

But then... currently, the bill process is called sticking the bill on our doors. How the hell will I get that bill if I've moved out! Hehehe.... And they know I've moved out, so if they keep sticking the bill there, I can't be expected to have gotten it, right?

Time to call the power company I guess! :^) (and no gas utility for the apartment.)

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