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Don't You Hate Moving?

 
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From the I Hate Change Dept:
Since I rented this guest house in Delray Beach in a $600,000 home 2.75 years ago, I knew that if the owners sold the house (the house in which they raised their children) I would have to move. They told me so from the beginning. And never raised the rent in all that time. Just like the realtor told me.
I can't complain for the deal because in this expensive neighborhood the landlord only wanted $750/mo including utilities and cable! I only paid for the phone line. And the house is the last one in a dead end street! Almost no traffic and very quiet. The only "extraneous" sounds are birds singing sometimes. And the trees are enormous.
The house is 4.0 miles from work, parking to parking so I told my co-workers that I was moving because the commute was killing me, you know, four miles! They looked amazed and of course concluded that I was joking so what is the punch line? That is because of the present commute, I am moving... 1.6 miles from work!
It is a furnished condo that they would normally rent for much more in December, Jan, Feb and March for what they call "seasonal rates". But the realtor (the same one of March 2000) said that because I was such a great tenant (as reported to him by the owners of the present house) he would be willing to rent me (with option to buy; I'm just not ready for it yet) the condo at regular rates. It would be better for both of us since if he rented it for seasonal, he would soon have to be worried about renting it again to yet another unknown etc, and in exchange, since I'm a "known quantity" he would convince the owner to make the deal.
The new area is a nice area but not as isolated as this one, except for the closeness to work, and the personal privacy. The new neighbors are absentee landlords. People from the Northern USA that bought the condo a long time ago for almost half the current going rate and don't live it really. Only an investment.
Finally it's one of the few places (in Delray Beach) that I've seen young women walk out of a swimming pool! (This town seems to be a "Mecca" for retired persons).
Any nightmare stories out there about moving !?
Sad Note: NO DSL over there . So I will have to explore other broadband opportunities (shoot! I hate change!)
 
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I finally did it!
Even though 95% of stuff is still in boxes
Too stressed out to unpack. Only the toiletries.
You may think that's silly but my bedroom has A bathroom inside it! And there's still yet another bedroom and bathroom in the condo! I don't know who's gonna use it... (OK, I have an idea.)
No DSL and the PC is still packed so this very first post to JavaRanch comes from my trusty (and new as of last July) laptop (2Ghz P4/512MB).
Yeepee!!!
[ December 27, 2002: Message edited by: Tony Alicea ]
 
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Maybe the first thing you should do after moving is to learn roller blading. See the post who makes you laugh.
 
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I feel your pain. I've been living in my current place for about 5 1/2 years now. I'm now 32 and prior to this have not lived in one spot for more than three years since I was maybe 14 or so. Yeah, moving sucks.
Anyway, best of luck settling into your new place.
 
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Thanks Jason!
Just tonight I posted in another forum on the benefits of where I moved to but your post makes me say this: I could not believe that I actually lived in one apt for 6.5 (that's six and a half) years! Not recently but:
Moved by ARINC in Jan 1989 to the (close) second best city I've lived in: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Before that, the longest I've lived in the same place was in my parents' home!
Happy New Year!
 
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Hey!!!
I don't want to hear any stories about having to move across the street.
As one who has been laid off 4 times in past 3 yrs - and done two cross country moves - I can honestly say that I am sick and tired of moving.
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Worst moving nightmare story.
Move from Philly to Denver. Go to work. Was told about 60 minutes into my new job that I would be laid off.
Have a nice day!!
John Coxey
(jpcoxey@aol.com)
 
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Moving is painful. But moving to a new place may bring you good luck.
 
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Last friday I moved from Cary(NC) to Atlanta. My house is on the market and we moved(back) into an apartment. I'm just going nuts trying to fit all the stuff in the limited space. The apartment is on the third floor and has a nice wooded view.
The movers forgot to cover my wife's 30 and odd container plants and all of them died since the truck was parked outside for about four days during the Christmas holidays. They drove 8 hours to Atlanta and then realized they forgot to bring the key for the cargo area. They went in search of a hardware shop, got lost, wrecked a lightpole and returned three hours later with a hammer. When they started unloading it was close to midnight. They stopped just 30 minutes later since they had expired their "quota" of 14 hour work for the day mandated by DOT. They resumed unloading by NOON the next day.
We're down to 10 boxes now and you know what we'll be doing for the New Year's Eve
Damn...
 
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By the way now I spend twice the time to commute(40mins) the same distance to work, unless I start real early and get to work by 7AM.
Luxuries of moving into a big city I guess
 
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I just moved in to a new house in Kormangla, and now my office is only 10 min distance(by scotter) in rush hour
But yes, now again I have to look for new maid, new shops, new roads .....
As we are the first tenant in this new house. We had to live without electricity for 2 days(there was delay in electricity meter distribution by KEB)
AW I like my new place
 
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