Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Finals Week Curse

I have started to think that Anthony and I are cursed somehow: we always end up having crazy things happen to us and crazy amounts of stress right around finals week (which is seriously the busiest time for work for me). Last semester Anthony's car got stolen, I had two migraines back to back, and my car died on I-75 in the middle of the night the day before finals started (remember? crazy!).

Of course, this semester tops it all! Last Monday our apartment got broken into while I was at work and Anthony was fishing!! Luckily our upstairs neighbor was home and was able to scare them away, but they had time to steal our laptop. Since our alarm was going off (we put one of those noise maker alarms on our doors) and the front door was wide open, the office maintenance people came and relocked our door for us and shut off the alarm. And then left. Without leaving a note, calling the police, or calling me. They did leave a message on Anthony's phone, but he didn't even get it until after I got home at 6PM. What if the thieves had come back and were waiting for me inside????

When Anthony got home we called the police and an officer came out to take a report. He saw our television and all of our electronics and told us straight out that they would be back to take the rest of it, it was just a matter of when. He also told us that the crime in the area was getting really, really, really, bad and even he suggested that we move if we wanted to keep our things. At this point, I wasn't even willing to sleep in the house, much less live there for the next three months! So, we took our valuables over to friends house that night so that they wouldn't get stolen and I started looking for a new apartment pronto.

As a result of all that, I ended up finding a place that had an apartment available and we spent the entire week checking out the area and then filling out the paperwork. Monday we made the decision to leave and Friday we had keys to our new place! Saturday was the big moving day and it was pretty grueling. I was soooooooo grateful for our family and friends that were able to come and help, especially since it was such short notice. Plus, this 7 month pregnant lady over here can't really carry anything and tires easily, so I felt really helpless!

Now, we just have a few rooms left to unpack and some decorating to do and we will be settled into our new place. We really love the complex and the area and Anthony is beyond happy to actually have a garage now for his boat and kayaks. Our dogs are getting used to going up and down the stairs in order to do their business (we are in a 2nd story apartment) and best of all, I have my own washer and dryer now. No more laundromat!! It is kind of surreal that last week I was living in one place and this week my home is completely different.

Anthony is graduating on Saturday, 3 more days!!! After that, finals will be over and hopefully we will have more time to breathe. Plus, I seriously need to take some more belly pictures. This baby is getting huge!!


Happy said...

That is CRAZINESS!!! I have been meaning to call you guys like every day since the burglary happened (but I'm the worst phone caller ever). SO GLAD you guys weren't there and are okay!! And I'm so happy for you that you were able to get out of that place and find something better so quickly!
Also, I would love to do maternity pictures for you!! I don't know if your sister will get a chance to do that or not, but if not, let me know if you're interested and we can work something out!
Can't wait to see more pictures of your belly and your new place!

Claudia said...

Wow!! I am so proud of you and Anthony for taking quick action. I can't wait to see the pic's of your new place + your belly!