It seems all I have done for the past four days is drive. Literally. I’ve put my focus on finding an apartment, which there are ample amounts of here, but for one reason or another something wasn’t right about them. The day before yesterday I saw no less than 25 and had enough paper and brouchers in the front seat of my car that I’m sure if combined would form a small tree. I thought I had maybe found an apartment that would work and wanted to think it over before I signed anything and I’m glad I did because in the morning I got back online and came across a whole new list to check out. I’m now in a semi debate with myself between two different ones.
Matter of fact the only reason I didn’t sign the first one on the spot was because to get the deal they were offering I had to sign a 12 month lease and at this point I’m reluctant to do so. A shorter lease meant more money and without a job that’s a little scary to do. Other than the lease part and that the appliances and counters were older the place seemed nice. It was in a super location and had a lot of features that I was looking for. I then went over to the other place I’m debating. It’s a little smaller than the first, doesn’t have all of the same features, but the carpet, appliances, and counter tops are all brand new. Plus when I said I was hesitant to sign a 12 month lease they worked with me and still got me a fanominal deal for a 6 month. So maybe I’ve found my apartment afterall. I think I’ll go over there and drive around the area and get a feel for the neighborhood before I sign anything but most likely that’ll be the place. And then I can finally get rid of my ficus of paperwork in my front seat.
I have been able to make contact with and visit a few friends that I know here in Mesa/Gilbert and that’s been a lot of fun. And really I can not say enough about my friend and his wife that are letting me stay in their home. I’ve been here longer than I had originally anticipated and may be here for a few more days. It’s been great not having to worry about paying for a motel somewhere and they’ve given me free reign over their internet, gps, and a few other things that have made this whole transition easier and possible.
Overall I’m still having fun and the weather is still great and fingers crossed I’ll have an apartment this afternoon. Then comes the job hunt….