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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dear Universe, Why do you hate us?

So you know how I said I wasn't going to relax until the ink was drying on the lease of the apartment that was all but ours?**

Well, I relaxed, and I shouldn't have, because it fell through.

The apartment at our price level, which we were told was ready for an August 7th move in, is now not ready until August 31st, which is well after school starts. But they had a nice $900 apartment all ready for us. Maybe I'd be willing to do it if this place covered some of the utilities, but they don't cover any, so our monthly living expenses would be more like $1100. We can't manage that.

So we asked for our deposit back, and then Ian cursed and threw something against the wall and stormed out of the apartment, and I started to cry while opening up craigslist to start this goddamned search all over again.

Seriously, Universe. Can you cut us a fucking break? I thought we had one less thing to worry about, but now we still have that thing to worry about, and time is ticking out.

I really didn't think it would be so difficult to get a place. This is killing me.


**Scanning down through my recent posts, it seems I might not have said anything about the fact that we found a place, applied, got accepted, and paid our deposit. All we had to do was sign the lease. I remember blogging that I wasn't going to relax until the ink was drying on the paper, but maybe I'm just going insane. I sure feel like I'm going insane. I feel like I could break at any minute.

Update: I'm not going crazy! I did write about how we got a place, but then I only kept it as a draft and never posted it. Weird. Ok, I guess that is a little crazy after all.

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10 comments:

B.R. said...

Moving is a tad crazy-making. Having just gone through one, I can attest to the radical shifts in one's cognitive behavior.
But things go back to normal in no time and the initial stress is nothing but a painful blog posted at some point in one's past.
Apartment-hunting is FRUSTRATING but I'm certain this will too get sorted.
Stark bleiben!
Es wird schon wieder gut.

sov said...

Wow. So sorry about all of your troubles. The Universe is indeed cruel sometimes, and always at the most inconvenient times. I have full confidence in your ability to find a new place quickly though. Apartments are easy to find in this economy right now, so you should still be ok. You may have to go with a place that you haven't seen though. You might have to do one of those "leap of faith" thing with this one.

Have you thought about using an apartment finding service? I know in Utah they are free. My friend in Houston used one recently and got hooked up with a pretty decent place. It's just a thought.

Sra said...

Ugh, yeah, I know it will work out somehow. When I read this back, I sound so whiny. I just like things to go smoothly, and I feel like we've had quite a few road bumps, which only adds to our already tense and anxious state.

I talked to another rental manager today and we will be applying for that place. If it works out, it would be just as close to school, and would be a duplex instead of an apartment, which would probably be preferable anyway. Plus, they have W/D hookups, which the other place didn't have. And it's cheaper.

Cross your fingers on this one.

heidikins said...

Dear Universe,

Play nice, mmmkay?

xox

Kirsten said...

I'm sorry! It's always nice to have one more stressful thing back on your task list, right? As if there weren't enough stressful things to figure out in order to move as it is? I wish you much better luck with the next place. Also, be sure to count us in to help with whatever you need. We'd love to help out.

Sra said...

Thanks for the support, friends. It feels better to know there are people rooting for us.

Dena said...

So I just got back from vacation and read this post - did you ever get anything figured out? Are you and Ian still searching for a place? I'd cry, too.

Dena said...

So I just got back from vacation and read this post - did you ever get anything figured out? Are you and Ian still searching for a place? I'd cry, too.

Kirsten said...

I'm sorry! It's always nice to have one more stressful thing back on your task list, right? As if there weren't enough stressful things to figure out in order to move as it is? I wish you much better luck with the next place. Also, be sure to count us in to help with whatever you need. We'd love to help out.

Sra said...

Ugh, yeah, I know it will work out somehow. When I read this back, I sound so whiny. I just like things to go smoothly, and I feel like we've had quite a few road bumps, which only adds to our already tense and anxious state.

I talked to another rental manager today and we will be applying for that place. If it works out, it would be just as close to school, and would be a duplex instead of an apartment, which would probably be preferable anyway. Plus, they have W/D hookups, which the other place didn't have. And it's cheaper.

Cross your fingers on this one.

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