Asking Questions is Important; or, I may have spoken too soon.

So, we received our lease agreement to sign today.

Let me tell you a lesson in asking questions when searching for a place to live: Never assume anything is the same anywhere. Don’t think that just because certain things are standard in other places that they will be standard where you’re going.

In every apartment I’ve ever lived in, water and trash have been included in the rent. You pay your own electricity and gas, but trash and water come included. Not this place. That could end up adding another $100+ to our rent, which we sadly cannot afford.

I’ve also never seen an apartment that requires you to declaw your cat. That’s reason enough to reject this place. Morally bankrupt monsters.

I am incredibly disappointed–this place was gorgeous. Nice area. Affordable rent for a two bedroom and two bathroom apartment with central hair and a washer and dryer in the unit. But that’s because they’re also not footing the cost for things other apartments do.

So, we keep looking.

Such is life.

I still love you all.

A little bit about where I’ve been.

I’m sorry I’ve been so lacking in updates. Between the depression and anxiety, and school, and work… my desire to write anything–or even really do anything–has been practically non-existent.

There’s also been another thing going on that’s been adding some stress to my life, that I didn’t want to mention just yet. But…

I’m moving!

Well, my mother and I are moving. Into a new apartment. Where I will have my own bathroom (this is probably meaningless to most of you, but it’s huge for me for reasons I won’t disgust you with). We go to sign the lease on Saturday, barring some kind of catastrophe. *knock on wood*

I’m very excited, and very nervous. Where we’re moving to is a little further from my work and will add a half hour to my (already nightmarish) commute. I’m not looking forward to that. It’s also further from school–same problem.

But no more sharing a one bedroom apartment! My own bathroom! MY CLOSET! YOU GUYS! I will have to post pictures of this closet when we get moved in (around mid/end of April). It’s a to-die-for walk-in.

And the area is really nice. There are sidewalks, which the area we’re currently living in is drastically lacking. (Sidewalks. Seriously.) I think it will be good.

But, also, it’s something I’m going to be dealing with for the next month and a half, so I probably won’t be doing much decorating in my planner because I just don’t have the time. But once I’m settled and organized (*cue angelic music*) and I have space (*angelic music intensifies*) then I want to start, you know, actually using this thing.

I love you all.

Plan With Me: Haha, oops! edition

Are you ever just sure–just 100% certain–that you’ve done something? Something like, let’s say just for a random example, scheduled a post for your blog? Then you go to post a different post and you see that your blog post was never actually scheduled at all and just sitting uselessly in drafts for a week? Has that ever happened to you?

Because it happened to me.

So, once again, I have two spreads for you all this week. And I’m seriously considering decorating my spread for next week and scheduling it now so this doesn’t happen again.

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