09 July 2007

Life in Waverly

After traveling six days to get to Ohio living in a hotel we once again checked in to a hotel to live for the next three weeks. So we lived in the same hotel room for a full month and we're glad to be out. It was fun and adventurous while it lasted, but it was time to have our own room and space. It was an interesting lesson on our culture of how we need to have our own space. I thought about how other cultures in the past and even today had to always share the same space. I truly do not know how people did it but I guess if that was all that we knew, we wouldn't know any different and we'd just deal with it. But we don't have to live this way and so we don't. It was a good time of reflection and we learned from it, but I don't think I want to do it all that often. Anyway, here are some pictures of our hotel as we moved out. Unfortunately we did not get pictures of us in it and the way it looked with all of our stuff in it. Perhaps you can imagine it (just add clothes, food, toys, bags, etc.)...








Finally, after a month, we got out of a hotel room and into our own rented quarters. It is a furnished townhome with two bedrooms, 2.5 bath, kitchen/dining area, laundry room, and living room. It was interesting to go from a 5 bedroom, 4000+ sq ft home to a hotel room and then to this. Staying a month in a hotel made us feel like we have all sorts of room in the townhome. Plus we don't really have much stuff--mainly just our clothes, books, and some small electronics.


The whole process of getting the place was quite humorous. I'm not sure if it was because it is an extremely small town or if it was all the drugs our landlord did when he was younger. Anyway, after several townhomes were finally vacated, we finally got to meet with the landlord and look at the units. After discussing what we needed for furnishings and having him write it down over the phone I gave him a list that we wrote down. Right after giving it to him he could not find it and said it was no problem because he remembered everything. I was not confident that he really did.



After hanging around for about a half an hour while he talked about whatever with me and others hanging around (tenants and future tenants) I told Nicole and the kids to get lunch while I took care of everything. About an hour later, we finally made it over to his office. A half an hour later after hearing about his views on politics and debt we got to talking business. He gave me the key and instructions on how to get in and then said that I should be set. Mind you this was before I signed any contract or gave him any money. So I said, "shouldn't we sign a contract and I give you some money." To which he responded, "Oh yeah." So he pulled out some standard contract, crossed out some stuff and filled in some blanks and we signed it. And I did not know for sure what I was going to pay until this point (the price was fine as far as I could tell from what everything else around costed). I gave him a check and then left. I'm not from the big city or anything, but this was all very different from what I'm used to. Perhaps this is just the way business works in the back wood--maybe it's just because the guy is really laid back. It's hard to tell. Anyway, here are some pictures of the place...







2 comments:

Andy and Sarah said...

Where are the hyperlinks? I think this is your first post without any, but I like the change.

Townhouse looks nice. Huge TV. And only a few steps from Uncle Wayne!

Hoxworths said...

sorry...it was because there were no websites for the world famous market street townhouses. if there were, then there would be hyperlinks.