First up I'll do the update on our neighbor situation.
I went to housing this morning and explained the situation about the common area, our neighbors and everything else. The housing lady was extremely sympathetic, told me she understood completely why I was upset and yes I should be able to let Boomer use the common area as long as I was picking up after him.
So...she called the building administrator of our complex as well as our landlord. They both told her that I could NOT use the common area, no matter if I picked up after him or not and that my options were to let him use the street or drive him somewhere so he could go to the bathroom.
Um...drive him somewhere so he can go out? I think NOT! The housing lady actually got in an arguement with the both of them and at one point slammed her fist on the table she was so angry. She also told our landlord that on our lease it said we were allowed a pet and why at that point had he not told us we couldn't use the common area, because if he would have we certaintly wouldn't have rented that apartment. She then told him we would most likely be giving him our six month notice and that the housing office would NEVER again do business with him.
She said that this was not settled and she'd be talking to the lady who actually did our lease tomorrow, as she was out of the office today. She said in the meantime that I'll have to not use the common area until they can get something figured out. So...when I went home for a bit this morning I happily let Boomer pee in the parking lot. I dare someone to complain about that, because I will not put up with any more crap from our neighbors.
In a way I do want to move because I don't like our neighbors and I'd like Boomer to have a place where he can go out and pee in peace, BUT if we have to wait six months then Sean will be deployed when I have to move and the housing lady said we'd have to pay out of pocket to move, our contract fee, etc. None of those things are cheap either. So...I'm really at a loss of what to do.
It also appears we won't be going to the Battalion Ball because SOMEONE forgot to pay for the tickets. Don't even get me started on that.
I do have good news though. I went to the thrift store on post today and scored a Kate Spade bag for $3. Now...I know it's not the latest season of bag, but come on, it's Kate Spade! I'll have to take a pic of it to show you guys.