Termites gone (though Termite Control never did get called in to treat the unit), birds gone, and I've been busy getting my ducks in a row so I too will be gone … soon.
A woman, management had allowed onto the property to give a
presentation last Tuesday, and I got into a conversation.
“How long have you lived here?”
Everyone asks that question. I wonder why. Do they sense something? Do they know something?
“Four years, but I’m looking to move. I like it here, but there
are problems in my unit.”
From there, the conversation went to where I’m looking to
relocate -- which is out of the Inland area in a beach community. This was when
she spoke about how nice it was at a senior complex that went up in 2011 … only
25 miles from here, 225 units, washer/dryer hook-ups, fitness center, activities,
near shopping center.
Actually, she got behind me, pretended to look at her cell phone
as though she was making a call, and whispered the information to me, so no one
would catch her breaking what was probably a rule for being allowed on the
Sounded good so, after a week of exploring my options and
gathering information as to buy out of lease or stick around until end of lease
(I don’t have to buy out, I don’t have to stick around, learned I can leave on
30 days’ notice), I headed out to see for myself after this morning’s walk.
Learned the building is so in demand that they had a 5 year
waiting list. Having just cleared the wait list, it was first come first serve
and all they had left, by the time I arrived, was ONE two bedrooms two baths.
I actually looked at that sole unit. It was going for $200
more than paying here but, with an extra bedroom for crafts, an extra bathroom
for what I don’t know, and with utilities included, that seemed more than fair.
However, I wasn’t impressed with the dreary grey carpet, cheap looking kitchen
cabinetry or the view. Yet and still, I decided to fill out an application and
leave a deposit because, though the unit itself seemed drab and dreary,
everything else – the area, the amenities, was a trade off.
While filling out the application, an old guy, who had been
there before and had already left a deposit, came in with his wife and they took
It appears all the old people are moving out this way and taking
up all the units in the senior complexes – everywhere except here. Plenty of
vacancies here, as I observed on this morning’s walk … and plenty more coming.
I don’t get why management doesn’t care except there’s been a
rumor flying around for quite some time this building is up for sale.
I researched the internet, but found nothing to verify that
rumor, and dismissed it.
Besides … who’d buy it?
Yet and still, something must be amiss for management not to
care about keeping tenants.
Maybe Nurse Ratched is mob connected and this complex is a money laundering operation.
I’m to look at another unit in the Inland area tomorrow -- which
has, what was described to me as, a “short wait list”. If it looks good, I’ll add my name to the
short wait list and give it a little time before I turn my attention back to
the beach community.