Post # 1
So, my trip to Peru fell through because there wasn’t enough interest 🙁 This left Mr. Fish and I in a bad position; it meant that our first 3 weeks of being married would involve him living at home with his parents, and me living in a dorm room. Needless to say, that was NOT okay with us.
I called around to several apartment buildings close to campus to see if any of them had openings for the spring semester. Bees, I cannot even tell you how much we lucked out. A woman who was supposed to move in this month ended up having her job fall through, so she decided not to take the unit. I called about 2 hours after she did. We landed a spot in the closest apartments to campus, which happen to be the largest and the most affordable!
The landlady even gave us a discount, since we will be newly married and just starting out, and, unlike most of the students that live there, I will be there year-round instead of just during the school year. She also said we could start moving in at any point in December, and we wouldn’t owe the first month’s rent until January 1st. She doesn’t want us to spend our first 3 weeks as newlyweds trying to put the apartment together. How sweet is she?!
I’m so pumped! It’s actually more of a townhouse than an apartment, with a livingroom/dining room area and kitchen downstairs, and a bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs. And we have NINE closets, bees. NINE. CLOSETS.
I’m just really excited because now when he comes home on leave, we’ll actually have a place to call our own 🙂
Thanks for listening to my rant!!!
Post # 3
Rant? That is a rave! You had great timing and luck. Congrats.
Post # 4
I love happy accidents like this, and that woman is too sweet! I hope you have good baking skills, I would definitely make her some cookies or something for being so nice 😉 Even just a simple handwritten note would do
Post # 5
@lefeymw: Haha, I stand corrected. RAVE is more like it!!
@MrsSl82be: I will definitely do that! She has gone above and beyond! There is a possibility that I might end up going to El Salvador this summer to make up for the lost study abroad time in the spring, and I asked her if we could work something out so that I don’t have to move everything out and then back in. She said that for the 2 months I’m gone, i can just pay her $200 a month to keep my stuff there. She is a saint. Seriously.
Post # 6
Yay, thats great news – and you best get shopping to fill all your 9 closets!
Post # 7
awww. YAY! First apartments are so awesome.
Ours was in the ghetto and completely college campus trashy but it was still awesome because it was our first apt together. 🙂
Post # 8
Congrats! That’s so exciting. My husband and I have been living in our apartment for over a year. We moved in when we were engaged and just starting out. We LOVE our apartment. It’s 1100 sq ft. has seperate kitchen, dining room, livingroom. Tons of closet space 1 & 1/2 bathrooms, and a fulll washer and dryer. We love it
Post # 9
Oh my goodness, that is AWESOME!!! My fiance and I just moved into our first place together, and it is just wonderful. It sounds like an amazing place, which is perfect, but the things I’ve found myself loving the most are just the joys of living together, like waking up in the morning to the other having made coffee, and never having to decide who’s place we are going back to. It is just such a happy experience for me 🙂