Wednesday, July 07, 2010

apartment hunting

apartment hunting
Originally uploaded by daveterry
I set my sunglasses on the agent's desk and wiped my brow. It's 104 degrees outside. We'd just come in from looking at several apartments.

Why? Well, we've sold the five bedroom/3 bath house and are simplifying.

But where do we live now? The house sold too fast, within three weeks. Now what? Maybe we should have thought about this before?

So we went looking for apartments to rent.

The cost of it all! Whoa!

Application fees, deposit fees, gate opener fees, pet fees, cancelation fees...

Yikes! This is nuts.

I'm tired of riding around in golf carts through sprawling park-like grounds looking at tiny apartments with big prices.

A 920 square foot place for $897/month + water + electric + gas + $500 pet fees + deposit + + +

I think I'll just get a box and sleep under the overpass. No dues, no fees, no water...wait, no water? Just the rain on my head?

There must be a better way.

Now I know why Dan Price calls himself the Hobo Artist. Check out Dan's hovel. I wonder if he has a room for rent? Dan?

So, what exactly are the basics that you think I should get back to? - Anon