Or your eyes, I guess, as this is all words on a screen and not me actually verbally rambling.
I HAVE FOUND AN APARTMENT.
It's a really frigging nice one, too. Like it's not even an apartment, it's a house. Living room, kitchen, and closets downstairs, 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, and more closets upstairs.
And they only want $725 per month, plus utilities.
that's like nothing
So naturally, the moment the owner told me they had approved me as a possible tenant (ahead of the 3 other people interested in the place), I began second guessing myself.
I attempted to make a pros and cons chart, which is as follows:
I asked the property manager person about maintenance (as I do not want to get stuck in the same situation as last time), and she said there is someone on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only drawback is that they are nearly an hour away, which I don't see as much of a problem, since my last landlord was only 4 minutes away and yet nothing ever got fixed unless my life was in imminent danger.
I don't want to rush into a decision, but at the same time, places like this do not come on the market in Orange County very often, and when they do they get snatched up immediately. This house, for example--the property owners listed it on Monday, and already 4 people are in line to rent it.
I think I just need some more xanax, and a few days to think. But WHAT SAY YOU out there reading? I've always thought it wise to get as many perspectives as possible when it comes to making large decisions.
On top of stressful decision making, I also apparently have a pinched nerve in my back, which requires physical therapy. And IT EFFING HURTS. Hope y'all are having a better week.
*The "neighbourhood" is comprised of a bunch of farms, a couple other little duplexy things like the one I want, and an itty bitty village with one pub and an antique book shop.