3.26.2006

Apartment Success!!

Well Almost...



So, I've been talking to Jessica (the chick I met last sunday), and we're defintely going to live together. We hung out all day yesterday, and we have tons in common which is way cool. I put in my application for Max's place early last week (either Tusday or Wednesday), and since they won't let me sublet to her, Jessica put hers in on Friday. So hopefully we'll know if we get the place tomorrow; Tuesday at the latest. I took her by the place while we were out & about, and I love it even more. She thinks it's great. We met a couple of the neighbors, and the Mail Lady (who is very cool), and I'm really going to like living there.



We have so much to do though once we get approved though. One of the things we're doing is because we're taking it "as is." They won't be re-painting it or carpeting it. Which sounds awful when I say it, but that's a good thing. it gives us bargaining power. What we're trying to do is keep the rent at $1050 which is what Max was paying. I don't know if it'll stay there, but if it does go up, we can make them buy the fridge or something. They have to buy us a stove, but the fridge can be another bargaining chip. If they want to raise the rent, they have to buy the fridge. Otherwise, my mom found a scratch & dent appliance place. We'll also have to paint. The floors & walls all need new coats of paint and by taking it "as is" we can paint stuff any color we want. The floor obviously can be painted any color as it will most likely be carpeted when we leave. I'm liking the idea of painting it white more and more, and then putting rugs down. Rugs aren't cheap either. They're not too expensive in the run of things, but definitely not cheap.



Then the walls have to be painted. Max and Sophia had hung a lot of art and posters and such so they're filling a lot of holes and we'll need to paint just to cover the patch stuff. The colors they've got in there aren't bad though. Very Colorful, which is always good for me, but I think I'll need to make it my own. Jessica and I briefly discussed that and she's not a fan of bright colors, while I'm not a fan of pastels. So the color process could be interesting. But she loves the idea of my orange velvet chairs. So, we'll see...



I'm so unbelievably excited because I'll be on a lease for a year and who knows if I really love it I may stay here a while and save lots of money if I can get the rent cheap enough. It's in a really great location. There's a movie theater in walking distance, as well as a Trader Joe's, a Blockbuster and an In 'n' Out Burger. There's a sushi place going in, a kitchen store almost across the street. Max says the neighborhood is really, really safe, and I have no reason not to believe him.



The only thing is now I want to get a dog so I can meet people. I'm thinking about getting a cat or something because that's more my style. The only thing is, I'm just not home to take care of a pet, and Jessica has the same hours I do. So, we will have to remain petless for now. Also, neither one of us has had a pet ever in our lives. I had a couple of fish when I was like 9, but that doesn't count. Especially since my mom was the one feeding them and changing the water....




Question of the Day: What kind of pants are you wearing?

3 comments:

Meridith said...

Underpants (I'm wearing a skirt)!!

BlueCoder said...

Isn't Culver City wonderful? Everyone so close and in walking distance. Did you ever occur to you that you could have gotten tickets and just walked to Sony Studios? Jepardy and wheel of forture are taped there or at least they use to.

Anonymous said...

Jeans.