Post # 1
FI is in the Navy awaiting his time to go to bootcamp. Right now, we both live with our parents. We both have jobs but don’t really make enough money to get an apartment here and have all the things we need, like food and internet (for school). Besides, FI is going to leave in 3 months and I will join him at his base in another 3 months. Most leases here are a year. So we thought living together after the wedding before he leaves was out of the question.
Then his grandma offers to let us live in her upstairs for $150 a month, including utilities, cable and internet (!!).
I was so excited when I heard about this. It sounded like the perfect solution.
Then I found out that FI’s cousin who I am afraid of (He just has a really scary demeaner to me) owns the house and he would be our landlord.
And the place is kind of in the ghetto.
Should we still take the opportunity and move in for a few months?
Post # 3
If your FI is leaving in 3 months I’d probably just stay where you are and save the extra money.
Post # 4
@Bostongrl25: Yes we would save money, but we would really like to live together after we are man and wife instead of living apart while he is still here. Thanks for your reply!
Post # 5
Would you then just move home after he goes to bootcamp? I think I would pay the $450 up front, tell your grandma and his cousin that you’re going to live there for 3 months after your wedding, and then move back home when he goes to bootcamp until you’re allowed to move to be with him!
Edit: I say give the money upfront so that they know all the parameters of your mini-lease and can’t say you surprised them by leaving after 3 months or anything like that.
Post # 6
@bookworm88: Well, they (grandma and FMIL) want me to stay there after he leaves. My house is really crowded, too. But I wouldn’t really want to live there without FI. So I’m not sure what I would do.
Post # 7
Ghetto, unfortableness, and being alone where you are scared of someone are all dealbreakers for me. I would find another option.