i finally got rid of my apartment in WI. it took three months to find a new tenant (but i’m not getting into how much i believe that this was just a scam). the new lady is really nice and i came to realize that the real estate agent treated her like a money machine as well. what was really interesting for me, for weeks, he called because he wanted the new tenant in there sooner – of course without me being reimbursed for the rent that i had already paid. so i politely declined. and he called again and again. and then the new tenant called as well. talking about pressuring people, right? i actually believe they wanted my rent and the rent of the new tenant. you know, telling her, she can move in sooner and that this would be fine by me where all along it wasn’t.
eventually, i agreed on a week sooner, and the new tenant paid the rent to me. and then the calls started if it would be ok if she could move in a day sooner, and a day sooner…god!!! so annoying, let me tell you!
so, to make a long story short, i went to WI this past friday to hand over the last set of keys personally, pick up some last things, and of course see my friends there. good thing i went to the apartment in person because, guess what?!, they took down the wrong numbers for the water usage! what in the world?! you know, and this only happened because the owner didn’t care about showing up, despite telling me and the new tenant he would. the real estate agent was all about getting his money soon – so he didn’t bother what numbers he took down.
the new tenant and i took down the correct numbers and i made sure the electricity/gas people finally understand that i am moving out. that has been another struggle i’ve been dealing with for a month. i can’t tell you how relieved i am that at least on the paper, this situation is over.
in about 2 weeks or so, i will get the final electricity and gas bill. for the water, i think i have to wait until next february *darn long if you ask me*.
i’m also waiting for the deposit, supposedly the bank transfer was started.
my vacation in norway is in it’s planning stages – i’m so excited to see a new country! if you have any norway travel tips, let me know!