Whew, the last few days have been so jam-packed! The fantastic news is…we have an apartment! We really just finally started our apartment hunt last Thursday, and we found one right away, and I’m very happy! I know that this could have been a much more painful and frustrating process and I’m really glad it wasn’t. I was getting worn out from added that into our schedule as it was. It’s frustrating, but I really just don’t have much energy at all right now! It’s largely due to all the meds I’m on. *sigh*
Anywaaaaay….that’s why I didn’t get around to posting about this….I’ve been exhausted!
The apartment is in Hazel Dell, so we’ll be close to Winco (best for groceries!), 10 mins from my parents, 15 from his, right off the free way, and only 15 minutes from the University that Mo’s going to be going to. It’s a one-bedroom apartment and it’ll be a little small, but more than enough for getting through our college days 🙂
It’s been really cool how all of this is working out. We had originally looked at one unit and hadn’t noticed anything big. The appliances were old, but oh well. Then we went back the next day with my in-laws to put in our application (they co-signed for us) and gave them a tour of the unit. Ruth (MIL) noticed a small area of mold that we were a little concerned about, but then we walked out, Ken (FIL) realized that the crawl space under the apartment was completely flooded. Yikes! So, since we knew that there was another unit available, we asked to see that one. Unfortunately the lock was broken and they were planning on fixing it the next day, so we didn’t get to see it, but we did decide to go ahead with the paper work with the plan of getting the second unit and just seeing it as soon as they could fix it.
They told us the process would take a few days, sounds reasonable enough right? This was Sunday afternoon. The next day, 11am, I got a call from Joyce, the apartment manager, saying that we’d been approved and the apartment was ready to look at! I really wasn’t feeling good yesterday, so we arraigned to go out their today.
I’m SO happy we decided to get the second unit and not the first! It has new appliances (not 70’s goldenrod!) and new linoleum. Plus its right next to the visitor parking and the trash. Really the only downside is that it’s farther from the laundry room, but I can always throw the basket in the back seat of the car and drive over there if I’m too tired 😛
The people we’re house-sitting for come home on the 1st, so we’ve arrainged our move in for the 24th. That will give us a full week to get our stuff out of here, out of my parents house, and to clean this house. Sure, that’s normally way longer than needed, but with my health issues giving ourselves extra time is a smart thing to do right now!