Anyway, today I'm having another of those insane Fridays where I try to get everything done at once. Liz and I took her car to the mechanic this morning (tire problems), and after I dropped her off at work, I went to Lake Johnson and ran my usual 6-mile circuit (two loops of the lake). After coming home, showering, and grabbing a snack, I went to our leasing office, signed the Intent to Vacate papers, and turned in our official 60-day notice. Our lease ends June 29th, and the woman (who is new and doesn't know us) tried to give me grief about coming in today (the 30th) instead of yesterday. I argued as politely as I could that May has 31 days, that today is exactly 60 days from our move-out date, that we had counted carefully so that we'd know exactly when this needed to be done -- and, finally, that if they had wanted it yesterday, that perhaps tenants should be asked for a 'two-month notice' instead of a 60-day notice. Anyway, it wasn't really a big deal, and the worst-case scenario is that we'll end up paying one extra day of rent, but I seriously doubt that's going to happen.
After getting that taken care of, I drove to our new apartments in Durham, turned in our applications, and got a look at an empty model of the floor plan we're going to be getting. It isn't quite as nice as the one we wanted (no double vanity in the master bath, etc.), but it's certainly as good, if not better, than what we have now... and the location (Southpoint!!!) can't be beat. It's a third-floor, two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, with a walk-through kitchen and an L-shaped balcony which overlooks a quiet green courtyard space with lush grass and skinny pine trees. I can see us spreading out a blanket down there and hanging out for hours, when the weather's as nice as it is now. I think we'll be happy there.
Anyway, I'm home now, and about to start on the rest of my massive to-do list. I'm currently folding up our winter coats and other heavy clothes that we won't wear again until the fall so that I can put them in suitcases and stick the suitcases in the coat closet. That'll mean (a) more space for the clothes we ARE wearing right now, and (b) one less chore to do when moving day actually arrives. I might stick a few other things in boxes, too -- we've been stockpiling cardboard boxes for over a year in preparation for moving day.
After all that, I have to:
- work out a final budget for Duke
- complete and submit my immunization papers to Duke
- send a couple of emails, including one to my car/renter's insurance company
- watch a documentary on vaccines that I missed earlier this week
- write cards to Liz (birthday) and my mom (Mother's Day)
- figure out where and when I can donate blood (I want to know my blood type)
- do laundry, wash dishes, and generally clean this disgusting apartment... LOL
We'll see how far I get...