Okay...so for this post to even begin to make sense, I'm going to have to recap a bit of some recent events. Basically, a little over a year ago (August 2009 to be exact) I moved into a 4-bedroom house with some other girls...people came and went and I was always kinda responsible for finding new roommates and keeping the house full. After a crazy summer of having a hard time finding good people and one girl bailing on me and stiffing me and the landlord on utilities and rent for a month, I finally found enough people to move in at the beginning of August. I thought that everything would work out great once the house was full....but boy was I wrong. Long story short, the mix of people in the house...wasn't working. I decided on August 25th that for my own personal sanity, and for the well-being of my friendships (I'll go into more detail in a later post...be sure of it... :) I needed to get out.
The problem with that was...I had already signed a lease that goes through the end of May 2011. So I had to find a new place to live, that would let me have my vicious Pit Bulls (yeah...right. But again...a later post), AND continue to pay rent at the old house. Let me just say that paying rent in two places...not so fun.
I had put an ad on Craigslist a few times from the time that I moved out until now. I'd had a couple responses, but nothing promising. Yesterday, I finally got a response that seemed like it was somebody that would work out...I didn't know her personally, but I at least knew of her. Her fiance actually installed my Dish Network when I first moved into the house last year! Smarll world, huh? :) So anyhow, she's looking for a place to stay from now until the end of March because they are getting married in April! At first I wasn't sure if everything was going to work out between the landlord and the other 3 girls that are living in the house now, but we got all of that settled and she is supposed to move in this weekend! It doesn't cover the whole time, so I will still have to pay the rent in April and May (unless of course I can find a short-term roommate for those 2 months...please pray! :), but at least it will give me a break on the next 5.5 months! Couldn't have come with better timing with Christmas just around the corner either!
On another note...today is the day I celebrate Aspen (my 4-legged daughter's) birthday! I actually don't know when her "real" birthday is, but I was introduced to her and brought her home on March 2nd, 2008. When I took her to the vet, they told me she was about four and a half months old...so I just picked mid-October, and since 10 and 13 have been my soccer numbers throughout the years, I thought October 13th would be the perfect day!
This is a picture of Aspen enjoying her birthday present! I love her and I am so glad we found each other :)
Well, that's all for now...I'm getting sleepy!