Do you have any idea how long I’ve dreamt of saying those words?! On January 21, it will be 2 years since we moved out of our home in Williamson. This year, I will spend that entire day PACKING!!
I was afraid it was going to take us a long time to find an apartment. With the newness of Tim’s job, some of the debt we’re trying to pay off, and our limited budget, it seemed like a pretty huge task to find an apartment we could afford, where we would be approved as tenants.
We made 4 appointments for Saturday. At our first appointment, the property manager was a no-show. We waited for a while and then left. It was not an encouraging start to the day. We got to the second apartment, walked in, and fell in love with it. Xander immediately started running laps around the open floor plan while we chatted with the landlord.
We got back in the car and discussed whether or not we even needed to go to the other appointments. We decided to follow through with them but none of them seemed to ‘fit.’ We just kept thinking back on the first one.
We called after our last appointment and told the landlord we would love to be her tenants. It fits into our budget and she has been so wonderful in working with us while we work to put together enough money for the security deposit.
It comes with a few challenges. It doesn’t have washer/dryer hook-ups, there isn’t a ton of closet space, and the master bedroom is an odd shape. A few years ago, those things might have caused me to think twice. Now, I know that the laundromat won’t kill us. In fact, I’m already planning on working laundry into my routine on my long-run day. And fitting our furniture into the bedroom will be like playing life-sized tetris. We’ll make it work. We’ll make it ‘home.’
That’s right! 22 days from today, we’ll be HOME!
If you follow me on instagram, you can expect a lot of random pictures of my belongings as I finally get to take them out of storage! I apologize, in advance.