Living in a Van Down by the RiverPosted: April 10, 2011
During my first-ever attempt at searching for an apartment, I learned several things.
- You will absolutely get what you pay for.
- Piggy-backing off #1, I now have a better understanding of the term “low rent.”
- It’s not a good idea to
searchdo anything, ever on an empty stomach.
- People will tell you all kinds of nice things about yourself when they want to sell you something.
- Like an expensive store you know you can’t afford, don’t go in. You will only end up frustrated.
- Patience is a virtue that I should hurry up and work on. Like, now.
Because we didn’t find our future home in one afternoon, I chalked it up to a failure. Cory, who is more level-headed than I, chalked it up gathering valuable information. He said it’s good that we saw both ends of the spectrum and now we have a better understanding of where to focus our efforts. Okay, so maybe we won’t end up living in a van down by the river.
I will certainly keep you updated on our search! In my life, I have either lived with my parents or on campus, so this will truly be an experience!
Aside from my future living situation, I wanted to update you all on a fantastic raffle that my friend Heather has organized. Heather is helping her cousin raise money for Relay for Life, and she asked me about a month ago if I’d be interested in baking something for the raffle. Of course I said yes! Several other amazing bloggers have contributed yummy treats or fun goodies – and I think you should check it out! The raffle is live until next Saturday, April 16th 🙂
Alrighty, my friends! I’ve got work to do. I have three papers, two presentations and one video recording standing between me and the end of my first year of grad school. These next three weeks are going to be insaaane!