Sometimes roommate situations don’t work out, and mine lasted about a week. The house and location were fantastic, but sharing the space wasn’t a good fit. So I went on a hunt!
A friend of mine told me that anyone who can find a place in a few weeks is a superhero. It took me five days! Should I start looking for one of those spandex costumes? A phone booth in which to get changed? Selecting my superpowers?
I am moving less than a mile away to a place and location that I am thrilled with. There are a few firsts here, but the two main ones are…
- I will be living in a house. For the first time. Ever.
- I will be living on my own!
Finding this place (furnished!) seemed very meant-to-be. I had been looking around and exploring a lot of possible roomshare arrangements and none of them seemed to fit. Yesterday morning I was sitting at a cafe and I decided that I was going to look for a sublet where I could live on my own. I wanted a place where I could entertain, cook, and live comfortably. I wanted good sound insulation, a good location, and a good price.
After a quick glance at craigslist I sent a quick email replying to an ad that looked promising. I got an email back almost instantly and learned that the place was six blocks away and I could walk over right then. I loved the place and Ayo came over to give the thumbs up (she knows what I like better than I do). Six hours later we had a handshake. Twelve hours later the lease was signed.
The house is a two bedroom with a large master bedroom that opens out to a huge backyard. It is in a quiet neighborhood but is also just a few blocks from two of Austin’s three main north-south streets. I get along really well with the owner, who is a fantastic woman in her young 30s. We signed the lease today and I’m psyched to move in on October 1st. (Whoah. A lease. Maybe I’ll be here for a little while?!)
posted by yair