After i posted about my updates last week, I searched for rooms again on Cr&*igsl^st. I found one that was newly posted for that Friday, for $650 for the entire lower level with 2 rooms plus all utilities and internet and cable. I thought about it and continued searching for cheaper ones that are within my desirable range, $450-550.
I did find a couple and went back to the $650 ad. I proceeded to send an email to enquire about it, giving some details about myself. Within 10 minutes I received and email from the poster, ML. Wow, I was surprised. I was asked for move in date which I wanted Nov 1 but the landlord wants a Dec 1 for new tenants. I said not a problem at all.
We then made arrangements to meet at her home for me to view it. We corresponded via my work email for a while and told her to switch to my home email which I can still access with my cell. We agreed to meet on Sunday at 10:30 afer Mass. I didn’t bring Chase with me which i wanted to but then I had to go back to my house to get him…well, I wasn’t in a blardy mood to do so.
I went to the place and introduced ourselves. The moment I walked downstairs, I liked it already. I know I will have the entire basement which I was told would be empty with two bedrooms all to myself. She had told me she want one room mate only. Currently her bro is living in the basement but moving out on Dec 1. The basement I saw was completely furnished. She said before I move in on Dec 1, she will have her furniture move to a storage. I told her I wouldn’t mind if she leaves them where they are. Reason being I don’t own one single piece of furniture. All I have are my clothes in boxes and luggage plus a few boxes of files.
She was so happy when I told her she could leave her furniture there. She is leaving the queen bed, big screen TV, sectional sofa, recliner, dresser, computer desk for me. Washer and dryer, the entire bathroom and linen closet are included in the rent plus full use of the kitchen and dining area which is upstairs.
We then spoke about Chase. She said there is no pet deposit and monthly rent for Chase. Her bro currently has a dog in the house. In addition, there is a walk-out patio door which will be so convenient for me to take Chase out for his frisbee addiction! Another plus for this $650 is I will get my own parking stall in the garage with my own code to the garage. Before I left, I told her I would confirm with her tomorrow, Monday, if I want the place. I told her I have sent out couple of other emails in response to the other ads but so far no replies from them.
The next day, I checked my emails for the other two ads I sent out but nada. I went ahead to sent ML an email telling her I would like to put down a deposit ($350) and the application fee of $25 for her basement. I also asked her to drop $50 off the original rental fee and she was happy to do so. She said I don’t need to pay the application fee because she trust me and I seemed to be a very responsible person.
Later that afternoon, we met at a coffee shop so I could give her the check for the deposit and she gave me a print out of what she we agreed on the “lease”. It’s a month-to-month “lease”.
Boy, I’m in high heaven! I’m finally doing something on my blardy own.
Will tell the story of how I was smothered when i told the tale of the above to K!!! @_@