Thursday, August 17, 2006

Hush Your Mouth!

Well Miss Rachel had to mention the fact that bad things happen in threes lol. So first it was the repairs to our car and then our washer dying. Now it appears we owe the electric company $400! We got a bill in the mail yesterday that said we were in credit to them for like $1000. Hugh was like sweet, we don't need to call them they'll sort it out. Today we got a bill saying we owed them $500 and something. After one very loooooooooooong phone call, it seems that someone came out and replaced our meter back in January :O What the heck!!! So for months they've been estimating our account due to the last meter number only to have a man come out here last week and realize the the numbers don't match. So we have under paid them. Great! We never authorized a meter change nor could we since we rent. So right away we got pissy with the landlords wondering why they never notified us of a meter change. After talking to the landlords they said they never authorized such a thing either. So now we are stumped as to why the meter was changed. At any rate we owe them $400 for under paying them for 7 months. Just lovely! Not only that, after talking to the landlord tonight Hugh found out that if we don't sign another 1 year lease then our rent goes up $30 a week!!!!!!!! What the hell! So right now we are unsure on what we are doing.


Blogger Hannah said...

Ugh, that sucks!!! I wonder why a new meter was put in without anybody knowing? Sounds fishy to me. Maybe you can get out of it seeing the landlords didn't even know the meter was being replaced??

About the rent ... I thought your lease was up in January? Why do you have to sign something now? It just makes it harder since you haven't decided what you are doing yet in terms of moving or not. I hope you can come to some sort of arrangement, you don't want to pay more money.

12:44 PM  
Blogger nzmommy said...

Yeah, I'm not sure what is up with this meter being replaced. I'm trying to find out if there is a way to trace them back to whomever bought it.

Our lease is up the 28th of this month. We were thinking of moving in January because Hugh gets a pay out around Christmas which will help with moving expenses. So that is why we have to sign something now. Cause if we go to weekly payments then it's going to be an extra $30 a week but if we sign another lease then we can stay at the rent we are at. We definitely don't want to pay more in rent. We are looking around Manly though. Things have changed since you have been away, so will talk more to you about that when you are home :)

1:22 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

So very sorry to jinx you!!!
What's this about Manly? What are you going to Aussie for?? Also
hope you keep me in the loop as to what is going on, Ms Nelson ; )
("Things have changed since you have been away, so will talk more to you about that when you are home :)")

3:17 PM  

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