…why we love living at Alpine Village
1. Four bedrooms–Devin gets an office and I get a craft room. Love it!
2. Flat rate utilities–You bet I’ll be cranking up the AC when it gets hot…just like I cranked up the heater when it was cold.
3. 42″ TV–that we didn’t have to pay for.
4. Dishwasher–Built in (ie, not on wheels), quite and it has a delay timer.
5. Quiet-ish–We hardly ever hear our neighbors above us.
6. Parking garage–Snow storm? No big D.
7. Fiber internet–So fast.
8. Two bathrooms–we can take shows at the same time!
9. Elevators–great for a lazy day.
10. Washer and dryer–that don’t have to reposition after the spin cycle.
Now, 10 reasons why I hate living at Alpine Village.
1. It’s a singles complex–though that pretty much sums it up, I just have to go into some details.
2. The fitness center–everything, including the “year round heated pool” is always in repair.
3. Elevators–scare the crap out of me. They are overly noisy and for about a week there was a bunch of water under one. (It sounded like you were making a water landing every time you went to the parking garage).
4. Parking–other than in the garage, the parking sucks. Guest parking is behind the buildings and impossible to describe to someone how to get to them. Also, they are boot and tow happy around here.
5. Surveillance cameras–they are everywhere! It should make me feel safe but the office won’t do anything when you tell them someone damaged your car, you give them the exact location and a few hour time frame. Useless.
6. Flyers and solicitations–out of control! I forgot how annoying all the “killer dance” and “would you like to purchase…” flyers and sales people are. 99% of the time I don’t answer the door just because they are holding a clipboard.
7. 42″ TV and no HD–I never thought I’d get so attached to HD. Forget the 60+ channels through cable. I want my 5 HD channels!
8. Spoiled people–this place is probably one of the most uppity complexes in Provo. You can just tell that practically everyone who lives here is doing so on Daddy’s dime. The parking lot is filled with Lexus’, BMW’s, etc all of which are no more than a few years old. It’s not uncommon to see a girl on the way to her apartment with four or five shopping bags in her hand. Whatever.
9. “Contracts”–it is impossible to sell our contract for the summer. The office manager thinks she can implement all these rules like “you have to be married (not getting married) to sign the contract…” or “you can’t have any kids…”. Well, Devin called BYU housing today and we will probably be able to sell our contract soon. :o)
10. Music–as I sit here and write, there are several spoiled girls blasting music and singing to it. Stupid.
Oh, I am so glad I am married!