Sunday, June 12, 2011
Moving on up
Shazam and I have been in the same apartment for four years. It was great when we first moved in with each other. While the outside of the house was not in the best condition the inside was fine and had plenty of room for us. Over the past few years our family has grown and we have grown out of the space of our two bedroom apartment. Not only are do we need more space in out current place but our land lords have done nothing to keep the place up. The roof is literally falling off. Our neighborhood isn't great and our dog was killed in the road outside our apartment. Those factors added to the fact that we share a house with twenty somethings has made us ready to move. When our land lord told us our rent would be going up $100/month we really wanted to leave but knew it wasn't in the cards. We would never be able to swing the money for a bigger place in a better location. Rents for 2-3 bedrooms in the next town over where we wanted to move were out of our price range at this point. So we told out land lord that we would be staying put she told us she would mail us a new lease. But then a great opportunity came our way. The math teacher on my team owns a two family and his second floor apartment became available. It is a 3 bedroom plus a study and two bathrooms for only $100 more than our new rent. The apartment is not perfect but there were so many more pros than cons. So we took it and we will be be moving at the end of July. We are beyond excited and are so looking forward to more space and a fresh start. So I am trying to wrap up the school year, find a mover, and start to pack and purge. We are looking at paint colors and figuring out what we need for the new place. I can not wait until we are in our new place.