Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Are all apartments Hell on Earth?

That is a serious question!  I live in what I assume is a pretty good sized apartment complex.  It is an ugly mustardy yellow orange color.  They try to keep the grounds relatively clean, the playgroud is an accident waiting to happen, aside all the broken glass and busted arse monkey bars.  Geeez it's terrible and yet I see parents as well as children on this thing whenever the weather  is forgiving!  Wowch!  Scary.  We hear an occasional gun fire, only a few bodies found laying around, so  far.  One of which was about 2 years ago, he went behind his building and was shot by someone?  Weird?  Me, I think he attempted to rob the wrong MOFO!  hahah..   Correction: He wasn't found laying around, he actually made it back to the front, up his stairs and into the apartment, I believe he was a visitor of.  Then lately, last year, Id say, someone attempted to break into a unit and the residents were home.  Dude was shot by the robber. Eeep!  Strange events going on, Im sure they are everywhere. That's what you get for living in the city.  

For those of you that didn't know, I moved to the "city" from a rural area. I miss it there. I will add, on the days I have to venture up that way, after work, my mom still lives there, I do not miss that traffic home. Like for real!  It's horrid traffic. As much as I miss the country living I don't want to lose the convienence of having everything I need within walking distance and being only 4 miles from work, compared to 32.  Needless to say, due to child visitation issues, between my ex hubby and I.  It wouldn't work for me to move that far away.   

Back to the point...  Last night, I will blog about more of last nights insomnia later, but last night, one of my thoughts, was should I use the rule "you get what you pay for" and spend the extra bucks and get something...better?  But who's to say the grass is greener on the other side? I've found a couple about 20 miles away from work, nicer area and appears to be nicer apartments. I've only seen them online. They aren't open on Sundays, which sucks, because I can see that as potentially a BAD thing.  But the price difference is about 300 bucks!  Owch!  I've so much going on, yes we are in a REALLY cheap apartment for the area, like realllllly cheap.  There is nothing else this cheap and well it shows. I call our complex pretty shitty most days.  So, just sayin'.   I'm sticking with apartments because they offer the luxury of a pool and work out room. Both of which looked really nice at these apartments. Keep in mind I've only seem them online. Bastards need better hours!  HA HA! 

So I'm torn, because I know  it's a better area, I know the schools are better, not to sound politically INCORRECT, but my child's school is 98% Hispanic. Not that I'm racist or anything, don't get me wrong, but I imagine it could be weird to be the only white kid there.  We never dealt with such things as children.  Plus is there a the delay for the teachers working with the children that aren't up to speed with their English. It's a tough call.  From reading reviews her school is the best in the area.  I'm wondering though, according to her, her teacher, "Miss Just Graduated from College", never taught before, cries, 3 times a day, because she has some tough kids, is apparently not going to be her teacher anymore! WTF! I mean for real. They tore my child out of her teachers class to place her in with "Miss Just Graduated College".  Whom, I've noticed, each time I go to lunch with my daughter OBVIOUSLY cannot handle these children.  She is just like me, they walk all over her, but I accepted that early on and stopped with 1 child!   I'm not happy with her getting yet another 1st grade teacher, I've emailed "Miss Just Graduated College" and am patiently awaiting  her response. I want to know what's going on, as a concerned parent that my child is constantly going through changes.  Just tough it up "Miss Just Graduated College" and finish the year! YOU CAN DO IT.  Maybe?

Anyway, I'm distracted with shooting threats, yea, love my job!  So I'm wrapping this one up.  Tell me your thoughts though reader. Should I strap down and just pay the extra money to live somewhere nicer?  Have a great day folks!


  1. I don't want to tell you what to do, but I wouldn't want to live in a neighbourhood where people get shoot at. It's better to spend more money for an apartment than to risk your (or your daughters) life...

  2. I know you are right Starlight and I'm sure Ive made up my mind in regards to moving. I'm definally going to just strap down and spend the money!

  3. I was going to leave a comment similar to Starlight's comment. I'm glad you made the decision. Good luck with your move!


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