Today was a great day!
I don’t want to speak too much about it until the last of the paperwork has been signed and its a absolutely for-sure deal, but it looks like I’m probably going to be moving to the other side of town this fall after all. This afternoon I went up and looked at a very nice condo right smack dab in the middle of the area that I’m looking at – within my price range – and would you believe that before the day was over, my application for the place was approved and everything?! I went into it all a bit nervous because there was already an application pending when I called on it, but apparently the years that I’ve spent getting my credit score to a state of awesomeness were actually worth it after all!
I’ll go ahead and post some pictures when everything has been finalized (hopefully next week), but let’s just say that despite to slight shortcomings, it’s a really nice place and I’ll be getting a great deal for it. It’s officially 1/3 bigger than the apartment that I’m currently living in and just about every room shows it, including a full-size 2nd bedroom for my office, a really nice kitchen with an island, and a balcony about twice as big that’s barbeque-approved and everything! Each of the three rooms with windows in the place all face a conservation area, so no looking at an ugly parking lot…EVER…which was kind of a big deal to me because I’m a little spoiled with the view that I have now. The only less than desirable traits are the bedroom closets (which are tiny at best) and the bathrooms (also microscopic compared to what I have now, yet plural this time which is kinda cool), but I figure for a rental that I’ll only occupy for the next year or so…that’s less than five miles from the new office…it’s something that I can deal with in the meantime!
So pretty much its all good to go, but Monday I have to deal with my complex here to let them know that I’m leaving and get the notice put in…which should be interesting because technically 60-days would’ve been nearly a month ago. Nonetheless this was discussed around that time and I’ve had some beefs with the management that they’re just now getting resolved after eight or ten months, so it’ll be interesting to see if she still keeps her end of the bargain and lets me out without penalty after admitting that she couldn’t get me a better renewal rate from corporate. We’ll see – worst to absolute worst, I end up paying some extra money, but hopefully it won’t come to that and about a month from now I’ll be settling into my new home!
See…things are finally starting to come back around after all – like I told everyone at work, it certainly might not all happen in one day, but I still truly believe that good things happen to those who deserve them … here’s to hoping that this new project will tide me over until the next overwhelming bout of good news hits my unsuspecting doorstep… 😉