My Apartment

Essay by Travis LenockerCollege, UndergraduateA-, November 1996

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Getting Out

        Monig to Ankeny proved to be more difficult that I first expected. I had been looking forward to moving out of the house for over four years, and wxpected it to be easy and fun. Moving turned out to be neither easy nor very fun, as I had hoped it would be.

        I took us four trips to Ankeny just to get our apartment. First, we had to look at different apartments. Then we had to sign a few papers and leave a deposit. Belmont Apartments decided to change the way it filed information. So, we had to go back again to sign a bunch of papers, bring a money order for the first month's rent, rip up the old deposit check, and pay a highter deposit. The apartment manager showed us the apartment, and then we left. Our apartment manager decided to move us to the third floor.

So, we had to approve the apartment and tell her what we wanted fixed. At last, we had our apartment.

        Finally, it was August and it was time to move. Our original plan was to move everything at once with friends and family, but August became very bust. One week I went on vacation to Chicago. Then I had to go fishing for four days with my family. Another weekend I went ot a friend's house, who I met at Boy's State, to see a rodeo. My roommate, Nathan, had a wedding ot attend. Nathan worked from eight'o clock untill five thirty as a hired hand. I worked a virity of hours at the Dariy Queen usually over lunch and supper, which is when Nathan did not work. By the time we finished playing the messages game, we dicided to take our things to the apartment when we had...