You may or may not be aware of the movie Joe’s Apartment, starring Jerry O’Connell. You should be, if you like musicals. I highly recommend you check it out on YouTube. We sang the Joe’s Apartment song on more than one occasion THIS weekend…Welcome to Joe’s apartment!
Russell, Sierra (our college-age daughter), and I spent last weekend chipping away at three years of college-boy detritus. Talk about MWAs (yes, Minimum Wage Activities)—this was a big one! It was okay, though, since it was a family project we enjoyed, regardless of the creep factor. And the cockroaches.
Russell found a great deal on a condo, close to the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, and closed on it before it hit the MLS. Recent real-wood cabinetry, wood flooring, and upgraded central heat and air system, too. Nice score, Russ! CAW (Celebrate All Wins)!
Fortunately, the tenants, three young college men who’d apparently never cleaned once, vacated the apartment two days before the end of their lease. Russ says they’d planned to leave the previous weekend, but he hadn’t gotten it in writing. (There’s a good note for future transactions, get it in writing.) We wouldn’t have had to do all the cleaning and painting ourselves if they’d moved out last weekend. It would’ve been ready by this weekend and we could’ve spent the weekend moving her in and decorating instead. Oh well.
We’ve always intended to buy Sierra a condo or duplex to live in while she went to college, and we’ve finally done it. There’s a second bedroom and bath in case anyone’s looking for a place to lease on the bus line to Texas State University… She’s looking for a good roommate (preferably someone who likes to clean)! 😉
All in all it was a good weekend. The cherry on top was a fun and revealing Sunday Amazing Race-type test for us, which Sierra’s godparents helped us win. A very special thanks and big hugs to our lifelong friends, David, Lucy, and their daughter Kay for stopping by with delicious munchies and lending a hand, too! You guys are the BEST! You earned a ton of brownie points this weekend! I’ve always known you to be amazing and TRUE friends, and you just keep proving it again and again.
As far as Sierra’s concerned, the condo’s not home until the exterminator makes his trip out. But it’s revealed itself to be a fairly good blank slate to make her mark on very soon.