I got tentatively approved for an apartment!!!
I found out a week ago that I have to move, I mentioned it in another thread. I have lived here 18 years and have until the end of July to find an apartment in a town with less than 1 percent availability rate. I knew my rent would go up by at least 50 percent.
I looked at half a dozen apartments, I would have had to get rid of at least half my stuff and my dog would not have had an ideal likely last few months.
I found one only listed on Facebook, 2 bedrooms FUCKING ENORMOUS yard, I mean huge, all utilities included for $2000. Figured it was a scam. not a scam! Viewed it tonight and its perfect. perfect.
owner just pmed me that they'd love to have me as a tenant.
I have to pass a background /credit check. background is fine, my credit is GARBAGE. I did tell him it wasn't great but obviously my rent always gets paid (18 years tenant).
then I just need to come up with $5000 plus moving expenses. I could do so much gardening. ALL the gardening!
|by Anonymous||reply 230||June 4, 2023 1:16 AM
I hope it works out for you, RC!! Keep us posted.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 12, 2023 1:52 AM
Good for you, rescue-chick.
Keep us posted.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||May 12, 2023 1:53 AM
Did you get a jolt of joy when you were notified, Rescue Chick?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||May 12, 2023 1:53 AM
o you're naughty r3! and yes, I will keep updating - all my friends are sleeping and I absolutely positively had to tell people! I am so scared happy! credit check fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 12, 2023 1:55 AM
Sounds good, Rescue-Chick. I'm glad.
Tell us more.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 12, 2023 1:56 AM
[quote]have until the end of July to find an apartment in a town with less than 1 percent availability rate.
this thread would be more interesting if you said which town you live in.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 12, 2023 1:56 AM
Credit doesn't matter as much as proof of income, I've found.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||May 12, 2023 1:56 AM
Sorry r6, Burlington Vermont. we're in crisis.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||May 12, 2023 1:57 AM
How many dogs do you have?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||May 12, 2023 1:58 AM
just one currently r9. he's 75 pounds, 12 years old of rage.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||May 12, 2023 2:00 AM
[quote] How many dogs do you have?
Are they rescue dogs?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||May 12, 2023 2:01 AM
r11, they are the BEST rescue dogs 🐶🐕😁
|by Anonymous||reply 12||May 12, 2023 2:05 AM
You call yourself Rescue-Chick and you have only one dog? What do you rescue, exactly?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 12, 2023 2:06 AM
R13, she rescued a chick. Duh!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 12, 2023 2:07 AM
haha r13, I had at least 3 dogs, sometimes more when I fostered and I ran a large rescue and still have stuff I do with other rescues.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 12, 2023 2:09 AM
So happy for you Rescue Chick! I told you It work out, and I'm glad it did.👍
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 12, 2023 2:11 AM
How are your periods, RC? You were having a tough time.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 12, 2023 2:14 AM
Nice when life unexpectedly hands us lemon-aid instead of lemons.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 12, 2023 2:16 AM
I hope these dogs get rescued. Not in VT, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||May 12, 2023 2:16 AM
[quote] I ran a large rescue and still have stuff I do with other rescues.
Are they rescue rescues?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 12, 2023 2:19 AM
r20, I have friends in SC who are trying!
crisis isn't averted (credit check) but, I am extremely charming and likable so, he may overlook it.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 12, 2023 2:20 AM
Send him here for references, rescue-chick!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 12, 2023 2:22 AM
Congrats rescue check! I own a couple of rental properties and use a management agency to deal with them. Where the hell are you that $2000 for a two bedroom is a deal? That sounds very expensive to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 12, 2023 2:22 AM
I require a credit score of at least 600 and verifiable income through paystubs. I use First Advantage to run credit. If someone doesn't have a credit score of 600 but is really close, and they have at least three times the monthly rent in verifiable income, along with positive rental history through a management company, I'll rent to them. In that situation, I would require a months rent as a refundable top deposit, meaning when they move out, they will get it back minus any damages or charges.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||May 12, 2023 2:29 AM
lol, r26, studios go for a minimum of 1500 here in good old Burlington Vermont
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 12, 2023 2:30 AM
Opps. R27 is also is me, R26.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||May 12, 2023 2:30 AM
r27, I would not meet your criteria but, I do have 18 verified perfect tenant years.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 12, 2023 2:40 AM
*at the same. place.
also here you couldn't do that with 3x income. most people here make around 20 an hour on average and even a shithole with a roommate is over half anyone's income.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 12, 2023 2:45 AM
They have ORANGE streets in Burlington? For this you pay so much money?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 12, 2023 2:47 AM
There's a black person in Burlington, Vermont, or is that a "crisis actor"?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||May 12, 2023 2:52 AM
There's many black people in Burlington r34. we get toms of immigrants
|by Anonymous||reply 35||May 12, 2023 2:54 AM
Housing affordable or otherwise is the #1 issue in America today. If your citizens can't keep a roof over their head the backbone of your society is broken. Everything else is secondary.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||May 12, 2023 2:56 AM
[quote]There's many black people in Burlington
Are there a lot of gays, RC?
Do you befriend them, like on here?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 12, 2023 2:57 AM
agreed r37. also, Burlington needs far fewer 6 bedroom, $7000/ month apartments
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 12, 2023 2:58 AM
[quote]o you're naughty [R3]! and yes, I will keep updating - all my friends are sleeping
What time is it there? What time do they go to bed in VT? Dear God!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 12, 2023 2:59 AM
R24, do you think that your big, beautiful light crystal blue eyes may make him ignore the credit check altogether? Is there a "look" you purposely give to make people swoon?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 12, 2023 4:14 AM
If you're not a kid and a renter why is your credit "garbage"?
You should have addressed that, there's no excuse for bad credit.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 12, 2023 6:15 AM
Rescue chick has been rescued.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 12, 2023 6:17 AM
Congrats and I bet you're the kind of person who exudes ethical behavior - always a plus.
Good luck on the credit check.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 12, 2023 7:08 AM
congrats! Hope you and your dogs are very happy at your new place.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 12, 2023 7:16 AM
Is that Elizabeth Arden, esteemed entrepreneur, at R44?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 12, 2023 7:36 AM
Let us know if it works out, Chicky! I wish you the very best of luck and will be thinking of you.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 12, 2023 7:38 AM
Hmmm. I hope you get what you want. The celebrations here seem hollow considering credit check hurdle yet to come.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 12, 2023 7:46 AM
And the open house/housewarming three-days of drugs, alcohol, sex and rock/roll will be held when????
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 12, 2023 7:48 AM
[quote]congrats! Hope you and your dogs are very happy at your new place.
she has just one dog...her rescue missions are not currently active.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 12, 2023 9:53 AM
Good luck, it's brutal out there.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 12, 2023 10:05 AM
Fingers crossed for you Rescue Chick! 🐥 🤞🏻
You definitely give off the vibes that you deserve good karma. I hope you get to that yard soon and enjoy all the bush! 👅
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 12, 2023 11:40 AM
Fingers crossed for you Rescue Chick! 🐥 🤞🏻
You definitely give off the vibes that you deserve good karma. I hope you get to that yard soon and enjoy all the bush! 👅
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 12, 2023 11:40 AM
[quote]I hope you get to that yard soon and enjoy all the bush!
I hope you realise RC is hetero. She likes DICK.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||May 12, 2023 11:46 AM
Good luck to you and the pup!
I briefly entertained the idea of moving to Vermont, but then I got wise to the housing shitshow there. Lots of stories like yours on the Vermont subreddit.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||May 12, 2023 11:50 AM
Why are personal finances such a mess, gurl? Tell Aubtie DL everything!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||May 12, 2023 11:53 AM
[quote] I hope you realise RC is hetero. She likes DICK.
No, I did not. I’ll add that to the list of things I learned about her on this thread, along with her problematic Menzies.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||May 12, 2023 11:55 AM
[quote] enjoy all the bush
As far as I know, she tried it, R53 / R58, but it's not for her.
[quote] her problematic Menzies
That I didn't know about, and I hope she's doing better. I'm fascinated by women bleeding into their decades, e.g. into their fifties (which I'm not sure is R-C's case, yet). I've felt that since I stopped having the burden / the 'privilege', due to a medical condition.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||May 12, 2023 1:29 PM
[quote] I'm fascinated by women bleeding into their decades
|by Anonymous||reply 60||May 12, 2023 1:37 PM
Yes, really, R60. I got married after having a hysterectomy at age 34 and it was unexpectedly 'weird' to watch my (ex-)wife go through her monthly cycle / bleeding. I wasn't 'part' of that anymore, started feeling 'out of place' as a woman, all sorts of things.
Today, when I hear, say, a 50-year-old woman talk about her period, I am fascinated by the reality of youth and fertility behind it, of which said 50-year-old woman is always blissfully unaware.
The moon is an interesting goddess.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||May 12, 2023 2:54 PM
Rescue Chick, be sure to play up your "18 verified perfect tenant years", if you haven't already.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||May 12, 2023 3:29 PM
When did DL become fucking Facebook?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||May 12, 2023 3:46 PM
[quote]There's many black people in Burlington
I don't know if "many" is the word I'd use.
Black or African American: 5.14%
|by Anonymous||reply 64||May 12, 2023 3:50 PM
R42, you’re wrong. People, also, have bad credit for job loss, medical bills, child support, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||May 12, 2023 3:57 PM
r63 what's your problem? Rescue chick has been a great contributor to this board for many years. She had something exciting that she wanted to share and did it here with those she knows. Don't read/participate in the thread if it isn't your thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||May 12, 2023 4:02 PM
I really hope you get it. Everyone needs some good fortune in life.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||May 12, 2023 4:04 PM
Good luck, RescueChick! ❤️
|by Anonymous||reply 68||May 12, 2023 4:18 PM
Some of my best tenants over the years were ones I took a chance on; I hope you have met a landlord like me.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||May 12, 2023 4:24 PM
You cradling a mug rn R66?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||May 12, 2023 5:04 PM
[quote] Rescue chick has been a great contributor to this board for many years.
Any examples of these great contributions?
[quote]She had something exciting that she wanted to share and did it here with those she knows.
Are you that lesbian (again), who has a thing for her?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||May 12, 2023 9:09 PM
[quote]You cradling a mug rn [R66]?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||May 12, 2023 9:12 PM
r71 I don't need to give examples. If you want to know look up her posts.
[quote]Are you that lesbian (again), who has a thing for her?
as far as I know she's straight and so am I so....No.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||May 12, 2023 9:25 PM
[quote] as far as I know she's straight [bold]and so am I[/bold] so....No.
You should have just said 'No' - now you got yourself a lovely FF.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||May 12, 2023 9:37 PM
r74 was that answer insulting to you?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||May 12, 2023 10:06 PM
Where in Burlington is the Burlington Coat Factory? Do Burlington residents get a discount on Burlington coats?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||May 12, 2023 10:21 PM
Oh, R75. I'm just tired of straight people (men and women) running up and down this place. You see, this is a gay board.
"But R-C is straight" - yes, she is. She's also an above-average, tried-and-true, salt-of-the-earth specimen.
The rest of you all, not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||May 12, 2023 10:23 PM
r77 okay. I didn't care that you gave me an FF but I did care if you thought I was insulting you because that was not my intention. Afraid I can't do anything about how you feel about straight people.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||May 12, 2023 10:38 PM
I am so happy for you rescue chic
|by Anonymous||reply 79||May 12, 2023 10:41 PM
Yeah - you're hijacking this good woman's joythread and making it about you, as your kind is known to do. Spare yourself, and spare all of us, for Heaven's sake.
Rescue-Chick, how was it? Tell us all about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||May 12, 2023 10:41 PM
R80 is referring to the hijacker at R78, naturally.
Let us move on and cheer on for R-C's impending, inevitable good news.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||May 12, 2023 10:47 PM
Bravo rescue chick ❤️ happy for you.
As an aside, I’m staying overnight in Burlington at the end of the month, do you have any recommendations for coffee and a vegan friendly restaurant?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||May 12, 2023 10:50 PM
I weirdly am taking an emotional break for just today from my apartment woes and possible joys. I realized that for the past few days I have barely been able to sleep, wake up, walk and not be nauseated and need to give myself a break (just for today). The well wishes are taken to heart though!!
r82, I have heard people really enjoy pingala cafe and Sherpa kitchen. both are within walking distance-ish of my current abode lol
|by Anonymous||reply 83||May 12, 2023 10:58 PM
[quote] I just need to come up with $5000 plus moving expenses
$5000 moving expenses for a cross town move?!
Are you moving a grand piano?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||May 12, 2023 10:59 PM
Good for you, Chick! How much for a pack of Marboro in Burlington?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||May 12, 2023 11:00 PM
The racial makeup of the city was 85.6% White, 4.4% Black or African American, 0.4% American Indian, 4.6% Asian, and 4.8% from two or more races.
That doesn't seem like many black peand immigrants, 85% white.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||May 12, 2023 11:00 PM
no r84, 5000 PLUS moving expenses. 2 for rent, 2 for deposit and 1 for pet deposit.
I don't know r85, I always buy a box of wine at the same time.
My neighbors are almost all immigrants of one flavor or another. I am often the only white person on the bus in the morning. so my view may likely be scewed by my day to day travels in my neighborhood. I really enjoy living in a community with immigrants
|by Anonymous||reply 87||May 12, 2023 11:03 PM
Yay rescue chick!
If you need us to donate to a GFM or something along those lines let us know
|by Anonymous||reply 88||May 12, 2023 11:07 PM
I would be banned so fast for that it would make all our heads spin r88! plus, the doxxing would be hard and fast and not in a fun, after 2 drinks way 😉
|by Anonymous||reply 89||May 12, 2023 11:09 PM
Check articles for how to improve your credit score instantly. I think one of the apps you’ve probably heard of helps… lije Credit Karma.
I believe I used Experian Boost first.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||May 12, 2023 11:20 PM
Is it just me or did Lipstick Lesbian try to make this thread about her and her missing plumbing?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||May 12, 2023 11:26 PM
Somebody asked a question, R91, I answered it.
I'm still curious about our own R-C's 'plumbing', though, as you call it.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||May 13, 2023 12:00 AM
I hope this is a good appartment for you, and your dogs love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||May 13, 2023 12:17 AM
How stressful. It is so hard to find places that take animals. What is with all these Americans who hate animals? Should be a law that forces rentals to be animals and human safe, and at an affordable price too.
Good Luck to you OP! I hope you get the best place for you and your dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||May 13, 2023 3:30 AM
She has ONE dog - how many times do you need to be told? People see RC as some kind of Dr Dolittle.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||May 13, 2023 5:01 AM
[quote] Dr Dolittle
I will never, ever be able to unsee that now.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||May 13, 2023 5:10 AM
Keep us posted rescue-chick, crossing my fingers and toes for you
|by Anonymous||reply 97||May 13, 2023 5:29 AM
What's up with this very recent appearance of the character, Lipstick Lesbian, who goads and blocks a perfectly fine straight female and then wants menstrual/menopausal information about a popular straight female poster, rescue-chick?
Orwellianly bizarre -- approach me so I can track, slap, & attempt to humiliate you? Or something like that?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||May 13, 2023 7:59 AM
You're overthinking it, R98.
And I've been here since 2006 (just didn't use to sign my posts).
|by Anonymous||reply 99||May 13, 2023 8:54 AM
[quote]I always buy a box of wine at the same time.
That's a very Datalounge answer. I hope you have a caftan, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||May 13, 2023 9:01 AM
ugh, I just filled out and paid for the background /credit check and am nauseated. I also couldn't complete the step to connect my bank account to PLAID because I use a small local credit union and it won't connect. so in addition to crappy credit I look flakey. I did send him screenshots of the 2 factor incompatibility notice.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||May 13, 2023 5:05 PM
Play up the fact that you like banking local. You’ve been an 18-year resident after all! I wholeheartedly grasped the fact “too big to fail” meant “I do t want any part of that” awhile ago and went straight to my company’s CU. I’ll go off on a diatribe about the evils of big banking, and not everyone will agree with me, but when they do, it’s like finding a kindred spirit.
Don’t give up!
|by Anonymous||reply 103||May 13, 2023 5:35 PM
haha, I am not giving up, just venting so I can present a confident, trustworthy face! I agree, fuck big banks for real! And he already knows that I am a 'my community' person based on where I work, my gardening obsession (which his fiance loved and was something she was hoping for in a tenant) and my volunteerism.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||May 13, 2023 5:41 PM
I hope you get the place, and your dog has plenty of space for zoomies. When I was buying my house, even with an 810 FICO score, the approval stage was the most stressful, and I was on edge. Good luck, and keep us posted.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||May 13, 2023 5:48 PM
R-C, If I were wealthy, I would buy you a big house with a great yard. I think this will all work out and you will get it :)
|by Anonymous||reply 106||May 13, 2023 7:00 PM
RC your bank/credit union may be able/willing to supply a brief statement saying you have been a solid customer and are in good standing.
They can do that without a specific $$ amount to keep that private.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||May 13, 2023 7:53 PM
This is a GOOD IDEA, [r108]
|by Anonymous||reply 109||May 14, 2023 12:34 AM
[quote] RC your bank/credit union may be able/willing to supply a brief statement saying you have been a solid customer and are in good standing.
In 1950's maybe.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||May 14, 2023 12:31 PM
Happy for you Rescue-Chick!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||May 14, 2023 1:42 PM
his fiance called my work for an employment verification this evening... 😮
|by Anonymous||reply 112||May 15, 2023 9:01 PM
I'm sure they said good things, Rescue-Chick. You'll be in your new apartment soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||May 15, 2023 9:08 PM
and they called my landlord.
my bestie who I got into fostering, trained and got her all her dogs just wrote me into her will to take care of her animals if she and her husband die. There's a monetary attachment with that and she's going to give me part of it now/soon to help with my moving expenses. I obviously told her that I am honored to be entrusted to her pets but I hope she's not doing it just to justify to her husband giving me money and she said 'you're the only person I know who I have no doubts will take care of my pets like your own forever'
|by Anonymous||reply 115||May 16, 2023 1:27 PM
IMO, that's the highest compliment a person can receive. I wish I had a person like you to put in MY will.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||May 16, 2023 2:10 PM
it brought me to tears Sylvia, it was the greatest honor *I've* ever received. I won't take kids but pets, you bet!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||May 16, 2023 2:11 PM
R115 I was going to make a joke about bumping her off but the sentiment is too nice to spoil, that is indeed a great compliment to you and your new landlord must realise he's struck gold from all these testimonials!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||May 16, 2023 3:08 PM
and fortunately, she's one of my personal references r118!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||May 16, 2023 3:34 PM
Can we get a Tasteful Friends after you move in?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||May 16, 2023 4:08 PM
Haha, as if I am tasteful
|by Anonymous||reply 121||May 16, 2023 4:09 PM
When will you hear whether you've been accepted, RC?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||May 16, 2023 4:30 PM
No clue Dutchie r122 but, they're doing this after they received my credit check and notes that I couldn't connect to PLAID so I am hopeful!
|by Anonymous||reply 123||May 16, 2023 4:38 PM
Also, I am kind of weirded out at being in someone's will. It never occurred to me that I ever would be. My father had money and left me nothing and the only thing my mother has left me is damaged (she's not dead but the damage is the gift that keeps on giving).
Am I supposed to do something in return for my friend? Is there protocol here that I don't know?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||May 16, 2023 4:43 PM
R110 Our bank did that for us when we were moving into a new city. We were in between jobs (starting new ones in the new city) and our bank confirmed our holdings without being super specific about dollar amounts.
It's really all a landlord wants, to know you are reliable. Transitions like job changes, etc. are understandable.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||May 16, 2023 4:47 PM
Good luck Rescue-Chick! I am a landlord and, while financials that are "on paper" are important, there are qualitative factors that go into the mix as far as deciding on a tenant. So far, we have been very lucky with our tenants, both of whom stayed six and five years, respectively (and left due to relocation, moving in with a partner, etc). You sound like a really trustworthy and solid individual; the fiance likes you already, which can only help. Reliability is important and you had 18 years as a good tenant in your current home.
Please keep DL posted on the progress-- I am pulling for you and your dog!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||May 16, 2023 5:02 PM
You’re good, R-C. You already did the most valuable thing by agreeing to look after their dogs. That’s a lot, even with a little money. You know what all goes into it— it’s challenging arranging good care when you want/need to travel without them, there’s the regular maintenance like teeth cleanings and bloodwork, and it’s incredibly expensive when they get older.
It’s worth it, to dog people to put themselves into it, but it’s still a lot of work and a lot of money. I think you’re squared away. They are very lucky to have you.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||May 16, 2023 5:05 PM
Fingers and toes crossed for you RC.
(I think you said your late father was gay. If that’s not me hallucinating, I think that gives you deserves to be on DL cred despite being straight.)
The moon is regular LL. Bleeding into your 50s, not so much.
Burlington is super diverse compared to the rest of Vermont.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||May 16, 2023 5:09 PM
Oh and a tip I heard from a friend which I’ve never used so who knows:
Find out the day your CC reports to the credit companies and clear your balance the day before in addition to paying on your due date.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||May 16, 2023 5:12 PM
Hi EL r128, my father was gay-good memory! I am almost 52 and still get periods. I think I will always get them lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||May 16, 2023 5:13 PM
R8, why in crisis ? Is that all of Vermont ?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||May 16, 2023 5:24 PM
R131, not all of Vermont. All around Burlington anywhere within an hour's drive.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||May 16, 2023 5:26 PM
Buerocracy. There's a one mile stretch of road that would deeply benefit the city being built with easing traffic and they've been fighting about it for over 30 years. Much money, no road.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||May 16, 2023 5:29 PM
Has crime increased with the immigrants?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||May 16, 2023 5:33 PM
Not really. It's increased but more due to gang members using Vermont as a bridge between new york and Massachusetts along with the homeless population crimes usually both are caused by drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||May 16, 2023 5:42 PM
It's probably too late, but you can have your old landlord write a letter and vouch for you- that's what I did in the bad old days of my credit rating.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||May 16, 2023 5:48 PM
my property manager was here today to take room measurements and I talked with her. She said she gave me a great reference and has been keeping an eye out for places for me.
I have to be out by lease end but I don't have to pay if I find a place before that and move ie, if I move for June I am not responsible for July. I can also pay partial month if I need an extra week into June or July to pack and move. And I don't have to clean because they're gutting it, I get my full deposit back. so, that's good!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||May 16, 2023 6:37 PM
Hoping everything works out for you, R-C. There are so many empty apartments in my area that property management companies are just asking for additional rent if the renter has a pet dog or cat. Some people are responsible and know how to care for a pet in an apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||May 16, 2023 6:54 PM
ElderLez R128, see, this new generation of 50-year-olds is infinitely fertile, as R-C herself at R130 will tell you, and I can't help but be fascinated by it. Mary!
|by Anonymous||reply 140||May 16, 2023 9:42 PM
Everyone loves to complain about find a rental in Manhattan…oddly enough, though, she’d already have a signed lease and a ready-to-move date in this neck of the woods…
The wheels turn slowly up in the Green Mountains 🤷🏻♂️
|by Anonymous||reply 141||May 16, 2023 9:45 PM
I’m only a year older than RC, LL and let me tell you, as someone who is still stuck in perimenopause, bleeding after 50 is no indicator of fertility.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||May 16, 2023 9:55 PM
“My gynaecologist looked up to me this morning, and he told me I was still very much fertile.”
|by Anonymous||reply 143||May 16, 2023 10:02 PM
No rc just take care of their pets if they knock off unexpectantly. Good Luck with your apt. 2000 a month is hwy robbery.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||May 16, 2023 10:28 PM
$2000 is sadly pretty much standard for an apartment these days in most cities.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||May 16, 2023 10:30 PM
Woohoo!! Congrats!!! Very happy for you!
|by Anonymous||reply 147||May 16, 2023 11:51 PM
ow I just need 5k,pack everything, get a truck and movers and move. the easy parts!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||May 16, 2023 11:53 PM
YAY good for you--really happy for you and your dog!!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||May 16, 2023 11:55 PM
Excellent news! I hope you really enjoy your new home.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||May 17, 2023 12:01 AM
Congratulations Rescue Chick! We now expect zoomie, and gardening updates! Moving is a pain in the ass, but worth it when you get the place you really wanted♥
|by Anonymous||reply 152||May 17, 2023 12:02 AM
R142, I've known two women, one was 50 and the other was 51 years old, who got 'accidentally' pregnant at those respective ages, while not attempting to / not undergoing any hormone treatments whatsoever.
Perhaps the Brazilian ho is just an extra-fertile ho?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||May 17, 2023 12:07 AM
R146 YES! Congratulations, R-C!!!! We all called it!!!!! Happy for you.
(somehow it's taking forever for newer posts to load - do show us pictures of your new garden, as someone above suggested!)
|by Anonymous||reply 155||May 17, 2023 12:14 AM
haha, the guy said if I wanted to dig up all my stuff gardens and plant them I can do it any time I want
|by Anonymous||reply 156||May 17, 2023 12:18 AM
So jubilant for you ELez !! This will bring you so many blessings
|by Anonymous||reply 157||May 17, 2023 12:53 AM
This is great news!
I've been worried about you.
All the best in your new place!
|by Anonymous||reply 159||May 17, 2023 1:00 AM
Great news RC can’t wait to here about your adventures in gardening.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||May 17, 2023 1:03 AM
So happy for you, rescuechick!
|by Anonymous||reply 161||May 17, 2023 1:51 AM
I think I may need to take a mental health day tomorrow. this has been a roller-coaster for me! and, with more to come a day break may be good.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||May 17, 2023 1:59 AM
48 new posts since I last checked this thread early this morning. I had hopes it meant there was a happy ending and I am so happy it did!
Congrats RC! 🥳 enjoy your mental health day tomorrow, and the warm feeling that comes with knowing you are a good person worthy of good things!
I’d send you a six pack or beer, or bottle of bourbon but I need to know which you prefer. And by “send” I mean, I’d drive it out and drop it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||May 17, 2023 2:10 AM
R162 if you lived in NYC, you’d be home by now
|by Anonymous||reply 164||May 17, 2023 2:11 AM
r163, bourbon, always bourbon. or, box o wine!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||May 17, 2023 2:15 AM
R163 has a crush on our own Chicky.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||May 17, 2023 2:22 AM
Right-on, RC! Happy for you!
|by Anonymous||reply 167||May 17, 2023 5:14 AM
Congrats, Chick, sounds like you found yourself a wonderful new home.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||May 17, 2023 8:06 AM
Fantastic news!! So happy for you and your pup!
|by Anonymous||reply 170||May 17, 2023 1:08 PM
I'm glad for you, Chick! 😊
|by Anonymous||reply 171||May 17, 2023 1:29 PM
Great news ! congrats on your new place
|by Anonymous||reply 172||May 17, 2023 1:34 PM
Congrats RC, looking forward to seeing your garden.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||May 17, 2023 3:37 PM
Happy excited lasted all of twelve hours. I am now at the 'I am so overwhelmed that I am throwing up' stage. My stupid HR person, whom I spoke with about taking a 401k loan was like 'yeah, it's easy, you just request in your account'. Does she have it set up to be able to do that? nope. is she answering emails? not yet. How does one pack up everything, manage finances, get movers all at once while working, trying not to have to pay everyone back from borrowing money, etc?
This is so overwhelming. Haha, my mental health day took a weird turn
|by Anonymous||reply 174||May 17, 2023 5:14 PM
RC, I would imagine you could apply for a 401k loan through the website of whatever company is managing it/administering it.
For example, mine is done through Fidelity. I have to use a different portal than my regular investment account Fidelity, but once there I can access, manage and yes, take out loans without any special help from my company’s HR
|by Anonymous||reply 175||May 17, 2023 5:25 PM
unfortunately r175, that's not how ours is set up. I am choosing to blame our hr person lol. I am breaking down and doing a gofundme for my friends-hopefully anyone who offered to loan me money will maybe be able to donate a portion of what they could loan instead. how humbling and shameful feeling but I am 'have to do something have to take action' mode right now. and, it's better than sitting here grumbling at the sky.
if my boxes I ordered had come yet I could burn off mental energy packing. I am very aware that is what the problem is- just mental energy looking for an outlet moving my forward.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||May 17, 2023 5:36 PM
RC, I wish you could somehow tell us about your GFM, I understand why you can't but I would help in a second
|by Anonymous||reply 177||May 17, 2023 5:59 PM
r177, I wish I could too because my pride is nonexistent right now BUT I also get why the big M doesn't allow that. thanks for listening to my ramblings today. I thought I would decompress and recharge today. ha! best laid plans and all.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||May 17, 2023 6:01 PM
Stop talking about getting approved! It’s a nothing burger!
|by Anonymous||reply 179||May 17, 2023 6:02 PM
Get off her new, upgraded lawn, R179.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||May 17, 2023 6:09 PM
RC do you have a family member or friend who will give you a loan against the 401k withdrawal since it’ll probably about four weeks? I did that with one of my siblings. I put together a two paragraph contract.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||May 17, 2023 6:11 PM
Do we know for a fact that Lady M forbids things such as posting a link to a GoFundMe?
And if posting links directly is not allowed, would it be allowed for one to, say, [italic]describe[/italic] to us how we might find the right GoFundMe, without posting any links whatsoever?
|by Anonymous||reply 183||May 17, 2023 6:22 PM
It’s not that hard… especially if you use some choice search words that are pretty obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||May 17, 2023 6:29 PM
Also, once you do find it, you must leave even a $mall indication that you found it!
|by Anonymous||reply 185||May 17, 2023 6:37 PM
I don't think it has any kind of robust search, I can't find my gfm in the search. It lets you choose 'near me' and type which wouldn't be helpful. I think from their perspective they want sharing of links which makes sense!
|by Anonymous||reply 186||May 17, 2023 6:38 PM
I mean - each GFM has a 'title'; I wonder if perhaps R-C posted such title, we might be able to go and Google it, for example.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||May 17, 2023 6:43 PM
I’m a bit shy to say anything more for fear of this being M<>$&71’d… but it didn’t take more than some common-sense.
Zoomies-runner in the profile pic kinda gave it away and was a nice touch. He seems like a sweet boy. No pic, or mention, included your son’s squirrel-ish assbrow thoigh, but that should probably be appreciated.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||May 17, 2023 6:44 PM
MOTHERFUCK! I think I found it too, R188!
BITCH! I'll just say this:
help me move to new apartment burlington
|by Anonymous||reply 191||May 17, 2023 6:52 PM
I have calmed down enough to say what set me into panic today. my hr person who I spoke with WEEKS ago about taking the loan from my plan was originally lik3 'yes, that's easy, you just fill out a form, no problems'
TODAY when I contacted her about doing it she's like 'o, that may not work you know, they may not approve it because it might not qualify. it's only a b and c that qualify' and I am like, bitch really? forst of all, the a b and c you listed are for withdrawals I believe. and, why were you so 'y3ah, easy peasy' 2 weeks ago and I was counting on it? I could have used that 2 weeks for other things.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||May 17, 2023 6:52 PM
Then go finger your pussy on the front lawn!
|by Anonymous||reply 193||May 17, 2023 6:53 PM
we have a frost warning r193, that isn't going to help much
|by Anonymous||reply 194||May 17, 2023 6:54 PM
FUCK IT, let's get this show on the road.
Rescue-Chick, your currency is worth five times my currency; screw it, I'm helping you.
Let's go, y'all!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 195||May 17, 2023 6:54 PM
o please don't get me banned- I love it here and you all and would miss you terribly!
|by Anonymous||reply 196||May 17, 2023 6:57 PM
Ugh that sucks @192, RC. I hate it when stories/circumstances change. Doubly worse when finances are involved AND there is a certain element of dire straits on the line too.
So many times in my younger, leaner, poorer days circumstances forced me into fiscally irresponsible situations. This wasn’t helped by my own penchant for fiscal irresponsibility. And when I thought I may have some help, or a way out, watching that dry up because some paper-pusher bureaucrat admit a mistake and “poof!” there goes the help I was counting on… beyond frustrating.
It doesn’t seem those are your exact circumstances now, RC, but I’m reliving a bit of my own turmoil reading about yours… even though I know the outcome is exciting and the best thing for you.
This may not be
|by Anonymous||reply 197||May 17, 2023 6:58 PM
Erase that last line… that was left over from an edit.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||May 17, 2023 6:59 PM
[quote] we have a frost warning [R193], that isn't going to help much
|by Anonymous||reply 199||May 17, 2023 7:00 PM
R196, I won't, I won't... If anything, Lady M might b a n me! Anyway, I'm not saying anything more than I already did, and I suppose what I DID say is not enough to warrant a b a n , so...
|by Anonymous||reply 200||May 17, 2023 7:01 PM
a friend donated $1000 and I have $1000 in my bank account so I have the deposit that I can give him today. I can worry about the rest tomorrow! also, fuck hr.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||May 17, 2023 7:34 PM
I just saw that, RC. You def have nice friends, Wtg!
|by Anonymous||reply 202||May 17, 2023 7:37 PM
I found it too. Wish I could have done more but I plunked some coinage your way. Good luck RC!
|by Anonymous||reply 203||May 17, 2023 7:50 PM
ooooh! that old pupper in the photo...so cute!
|by Anonymous||reply 204||May 17, 2023 7:51 PM
he's a gem r204, my big guy keeps me (semi) sane 🐕❤️
|by Anonymous||reply 205||May 17, 2023 9:51 PM
Yay RC...and what a good ol' pup you have.
Very happy for you, and I also condole you on your Aunt Flo still hanging around.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||May 18, 2023 8:47 AM
I've sent some your way, Chicky. ❤️
|by Anonymous||reply 207||May 18, 2023 12:54 PM
Rescue Chicken is cracking me up
|by Anonymous||reply 208||May 18, 2023 1:43 PM
I saw that and sent a thank you note r207! I have been doing that through the portal because I don't want anyone here to feel weirded out. My bestie who wrote me into her will is going to drop off a check and I will update the total as 'off line donation' like I did my friend who venmoed me. no double dipping here!
|by Anonymous||reply 209||May 18, 2023 1:43 PM
I like you. The gofundme, however, disgusts me—that’s low trolling for cash. Very disappointing.
Time for you to Move in or Move on.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||May 18, 2023 1:45 PM
That's fascinating, R210. Wow.
I got it on my e-mail, R209. ❤️
|by Anonymous||reply 211||May 18, 2023 2:09 PM
You’re entitled to your opinion r210, but surely you’re not equating this situation with some of the more ridiculous ones DL has collectively shamed and derided thru the years?
You’ve made me think though about just how GFM campaigns can get traction with certain types of people. I’ve donated a few times in the past… all were times of “random compassion” on my part which short-circuited any judgment on my part. They weren’t far off from some of the lamer situations. Perhaps the only thing that put me over the edge was the gin I was drinking at the time
|by Anonymous||reply 212||May 18, 2023 2:44 PM
r210, I understand and respect your opinion on the subject. I was melting down yesterday but trying to keep my 'sane' face on in real life. I likely should have kept my ramblings to myself- my dignity hit the road about 2 weeks ago and flipped me the bird yesterday. I'll earn back your affections!
|by Anonymous||reply 213||May 18, 2023 2:58 PM
Sometimes there's a need for a Hail Mary. My friend's film was selected for this year's Cannes Critics' Week, it was unexpected, so she created a GFM to try and haul the cast from Brazil to France (bless them, they are there right now). So, that was twice in the same week I've donated to a GFM, which is completely unusual for me, but, in this case, absolutely worth it.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||May 18, 2023 3:19 PM
R210 We practically had to pull teeth to get RC to tell us about the fundraiser so maybe stuff your judgemental attitude where the sun don't shine.
We never know what might happen that might make us turn to a fundraising initiative like that. I have a friend in need of a liver transplant and we raised 10K for him. Did any of us want to do that? No. But times are tough and you can either ask for help when it's needed or sit in the dark and cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||May 18, 2023 4:58 PM
Yeah, I was going to say that - we basically had to doxx R-C to come up with her GFM.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||May 18, 2023 5:07 PM
^in order to* come up with
|by Anonymous||reply 217||May 18, 2023 5:12 PM
I almost want to make a comment, mostly in jest, that R210 is just a bit butthurt because his GFM for Anal Bleaching fell waaaaay short.
But I won't.
But I really want to.
But I won't.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||May 18, 2023 9:19 PM
R218 I applaud your restraint!
|by Anonymous||reply 219||May 18, 2023 10:06 PM
RC, given that your HR person has apparently already given you some incorrect information about the possibility of the loan you describe, I would strongly suggest that you contact the financial company that handles your 401K directly to ask your questions. If you are getting statements, there most likely is a number to call for help. Or a list of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions.)
|by Anonymous||reply 220||May 19, 2023 5:28 PM
Any updates, RC? You good?
|by Anonymous||reply 222||May 21, 2023 1:08 PM
r222, the drama of it all! I think I am going to be able to white knuckle my way through. it's going to be obscenely tight but that's ok! I had the full deposit and we were going to meet, sign the lease, get the keys etc Friday.
I go to venmo him the money Friday (he wants rent by venmo, it's part of the lease). venmo says 'lol no'. I call my bank, get my daily transaction limit raised, try again. venmo 'lol, no'. my friend drops off a check for me to deposit through venmo. venmo 'nope, we say we do that but, not for you'.
he and I talked yesterday and he's fine but I had visions of him 'I don't even know her and she's playing games' and was just sick. he said I can start moving outdoor plants if I want and we'll sign when he gets back from vacation on the 31st.
I opened a checking account with a 'big bank' and scanned the check my friend dropped. it'll be available next week.. I am going to close my venmo and start a different one with the new bank account and hope for the best. but today, uvm graduation day (closed streets) I am going to enjoy the likely rain, watch tv in my pajamas and chill the fuck out.
I am also going to mention to my boss (executive director) that it's incredibly ironic that we discriminate against renters (based on what we do) and that employees should be aware they can't take loans from their 401k so they can make informed decisions if they want to put their money in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||May 21, 2023 2:48 PM
I borrowed from my 401K to move, so I'm not sure why they told you no.
Maybe it's your particular company's rules (or their financial company's rules)? It's a shame they dicked you around like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||May 21, 2023 2:51 PM
it's what the company chose. there's two options 'any reasonable expense' and the one they chose (which matches the wording of the withdrawal option) 'hardship reason medical, mortgage, education, burial' etc. No one I have spoken with has ever heard of being fully vested and not being able to take a loan. it's just typical for this specific hr person.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||May 21, 2023 2:57 PM
Yeah, as someone else mentioned I'd call the company directly and bypass HR Frauette.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||May 21, 2023 3:04 PM
Unfortunately, it can't be changed without going through the board etc. I think that's why she sent me a screenshot so it would be clear I could not bypass it. I will of course call them but don't really have any expectations. I will talk to the person who can initiate the change through the board approving it so maybe the next person won't have the panic I did.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||May 21, 2023 3:08 PM
hahahaha, my neighbor is a school bus driver and has access to the whole fleet. my driveway is between 2 tall stone walls and fairly steep. She's going to try to check out one of the small buses for my move.
Picture this: me, my boxes and my dog rolling into the neighborhood on the short bus!
|by Anonymous||reply 228||May 24, 2023 2:13 AM
my friend who put me in her will to take care of her pets if she dies (and wrote me a check) is adopting an adult cat with feline aids, is heartworm positive and has urinary tract infections. I can't stop laughing. I told her to make sure she takes her vitamins
|by Anonymous||reply 229||May 26, 2023 12:05 AM
so, I am just venting. Movers are coming tomorrow around noon. Today we did a dump run and another run out to the apartment with a truckful of jumbo laundry bags of stuff. Gave my 84 inch sofa away today because the new apartment is smaller than the one I am in now.
I am about 95-90 percent packed and I am just sitting here crying and exhausted. I wanted to get my bedroom fully emptied so my dog could hang out in there while the movers are here but I am not able to get all of the upstairs into the office. I also can't drag my mattress out of my room by myself. he's going to have to go in his crate and the movers will have to deal with his barking until they get the mattress, 2 boxes and a nightstand out. I am too exhausted to continue trying to get the mattress out.
I have to pack my desk/computer area up. I have to do dishes so I can put some dinner in the toaster oven so I can clear the counters and pack dishes after I eat. I need the counters cleared so I can put my living room plants on them because I am bringing them separately. my upstairs ones are in the bathtub. I need to detach my big tv from the stand.
I am desperately hoping that they can just take the outside stuff without me fucking with it, like the small storage shed.
fuck I am tired. also my neighbor is burning shit in their yard. it it smells like shit. or, maybe cigar? I don't think I will get to bed tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||June 4, 2023 1:16 AM