We finally, officially found our future residence.
Spoiled by our current apartment, we thought we could afford the same luxury of space that we've been enjoying for the past two years. We found a place that was only slightly smaller than our apartment now, and we applied. After being approved and then budgeting, we realized how silly of a choice that was.
As was previously posted, we decided to start the apartment hunting process all over again. This time, looking for a more appropriate one bedroom apartment, we ended up at a complex today. We were worried because although we could certainly afford it, it is almost exactly half the size of our current apartment. Yikes. I kept encouraging myself with the thought, "Who needs space to move in an apartment anyway?"
But how pleasantly surprised we were! Incredibly affordable, plenty of storage, and cheap pet rent. The rent total is so inexpensive that we'll be able to swing a garage for all of our extra stuff. They even have garages available now, which is the first time that has happened in our search.
We even lucked out with the same great deal that we had at the original apartment we applied for. We'll be getting fifty dollars off our rent every month for our year lease. I'm sure that doesn't sound like much to a lot of people, but that means the world to us.
I'm beginning to get involved in pre-internship things. I sent out a resume for another job. Lyndon is looking for a second job. We found an apartment that we can actually afford. We get our puppy (officially named Nala) in two weeks. Lyndon takes his soldier to regionals (go Block!) next week. I leave for Italy in less than a week. The spring game/Jacoby family time is this weekend.
Things are looking up. We just might survive these next seven months of my internship.