Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lao-Tzu: LOVE

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What is she doing? Why is she always heading out the door?! LOL... Stop asking! ha ha ha ha...

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While I have the time, I've been busy trying to find a new nest... I should have been writing about the apartments as I was seeing them. I hope I don't get mixed up. LOL... At all of them, you have to be working for a certain amount of time before they will consider you, which means that I will have to spend two hours driving everyday or stay overnight at Mother's, which would be hard because she doesn't have good electricity.
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My favorite places have been the townhouses.
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One of them is two bedroom/1-1/2 bath with a fireplace and french doors that go into a small backyard covered patio. The kitchen is a bit crowded, but it has good kitchen storage and an open bar. There are ceiling fans in the dining area & in the master bedroom. The bedrooms are upstairs. The windows are small and the closets are small. It is a pretty dollhouse apartment, but I felt kind of crowded in it.
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The townhouse I like best has fenced security. It is a two bedroom loft with 1-1/2 bath. One of the bedrooms is smaller, and it is a loft overlooking the living room. I would like to use it as an office/craft room. The apartment has ceiling fans, a cook-friendly kitchen, washer-dryer connections, and a small backyard covered patio. There is also a gym on the premises for an extra $10 a month. This one is a little more money than the other townhouse. I don't remember the closets in that one except that there was good storage under the stairs... What I liked best about this one is that the fenced gate will make me feel more secure, and it felt more like a house.
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As far as price, the cheapest apartment I found is a two bedroom- two bath with a covered front porch. It is a $99 move in with $100 deposit and an application fee. There is one walk-in closet in the middle of the apartment... wierd placement, I know! The closets in the bedrooms are small and the windows are only half windows. (grrr)The kitchen was the biggest disappointment. There is a small pantry, but this is clearly a kitchen that was built for a very tall skinny woman who only eats sandwiches and potato chips and perhaps a dill pickle on special occasions. The kitchen has very little storage and it is so crowded that the cockroaches will have to walk piggy back. I have no idea how I will be able to reach the cabinets, because a stepstool will not be high enough and a ladder will not fit. Also, there are no washer-dryer connections, so I will have to drag my laundry to the laundry facilities on the premises. The only good thing is that the rent is cheaper than the rent I pay now. Because of price, this is the one I am most considering, because it will be the fastest for me to move into, and I would have an extra bedroom and an extra bathroom. It has a six month's lease, which should give me time to bring the rest of my stuff from Rockport and to work on saving some money, because I am in great need of a better car. This would be the best short-term goal, and if things work out according to plan, after six months or a year of living there, I can consider moving into the townhouse that I would rather be in.
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P.S. The full moon is here. Time to diet.

14 comments:

Jeannette said...

Finding a place to live can be so time consuming and stressful. I hope you get what is just right for you.

Jan said...

I do hope you soon find somewhere it is stressful looking but can also be fun too ..love Jan xx

Dannelle said...

Moving, yuck, ugh. Sorry for that! I do not think I will ever recover from mine this year. Dannelle

Kath said...

I know the feeling Winivere of moving.I have moved so many times over th elast few years Never again I hope.But I do enjoy looking at the differant places to live.I hope everything you wish for comes true.Saying my prayers for you every day and night.Take Care God Bless Kath xx
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Senorita said...

Good luck with the move. I've been in my new place for a month now.

The good thing about you living in Texas is that the rents are way cheaper than CA. The deposit requirements you describe are non existent here.

I hope that your new housing works out and that God somehow works a better car into your life

Coelha :B said...

Moving is a pain.. I hope the move, and finding the new place works all to your advantage. I also hope you get good neighbors!! Keeping my fingers crossed for ya' Julie :)

Lainey Laine said...

Oh I hope you find somewhere soon. Love Laine xxxx

Indigo said...

They all sound interesting. I take it if your apt. hunting you got the job hon! Congratulations! (Hugs)Indigo

Missie said...

I always liked apt hunting. Now that we have a mortgage, we're stuck in the same place for 20 more years!

Melissa said...

hey winnie! I'll be back to read u this weekend

Veronica B. EDMD said...

Win,

Tell us the apartment search is because the job search is over?!?!? If so, congratulations! I love apartment hunting, but after 5 years of moving just about every year, I am ready to settle down... hopefully, you'll find just the right one!

Congrats!

Veronica

ELLIE said...

I hate moving - it can be so stressful but I hope it goes so smoothly for you - are you moving because you got the job?plz let me know!!!
take care and have a great weekend!
-Ellie

AGirlNexDoorCreation said...

So glad that you are getting closer to getting a new place and your life back in order...wishing you a great weekend..Hugs,TerryAnn

Linda said...

I know how it is living out of boxes...UGH! But, how exciting that you will have a new place and a new job....a fresh start!
Prayers to you though, I know stressful finding a place and moving can be, I will be sending good thoughts your way.

Pooh Hugs,
Linda