Finding a Home
|January 17th, 2013||Diary|
Life has been pretty stressful lately. In the midst of trying to find a wedding venue and secure a wedding date, we’ve also been dealing with trying to find a place to live. We’re pretty unhappy in our current place and no matter how many times I put in work orders for things to be fixed in our apartment it never seems to get completed correctly. Who caulks over current caulking?!
We just want something that we can call home. I honestly don’t feel like our apartment is very homey and I can’t see us staying here for long-term. I just want something we can be proud of and enjoy for years. Shelling out money for a place I hate is getting old.
All in all this has been going on for months. It’s not like one thing happened and I’m upset so I want to leave. In all honesty, I like the community we live in. I have enough grounds for running in the spring and have the ability to get a dog at some point if we wish. There are dozens of apartment complexes in our area, but most don’t allow pets.
Basically, I’m tired of spending a huge portion of my paycheck to a place that doesn’t seem to be helping us in any way. I’m not asking for luxury, but I do expect a washing machine to be fixed when it’s been smelling like eggs for weeks (no worries, our clothes are fine).
Time is running out, unfortunately, because we need to let our current landlord know if we are leaving by the end of this month. If you have any suggestions for good places to live in the Philadelphia area, please shoot me over an email at kennedy.nicolem (at) gmail.com.
OK, rant over. Normal posting will begin again tomorrow. Had to get this out of my system.
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