December 11th, 2005


Well, That Was Easy

Well, I finally went apartment hunting today. I found the perfect place, which I'll get to in a minute, but first, I had to go through seeing three places shown by this psycho woman who clearly got her jollies from renting to crazy people, then throwing them out. I'm still wondering whether I should be offended that she seemed really interested in renting to me.

She ended up keeping me half an hour past my next appointment, but fortunately, the people in the next house didn't mind. First thing they show me is this great kitchen, set up as one long room, with all the appliances and such along one wall, meaning there's room for four or five people to be in there at once, even though it's not really larger than my mom's little kitchen.

Next, we went upstairs, to a very plain, ten- or twelve-foot square room. It was a bit of a let-down, after the kitchen, until Joyce (the hot Asian landlady -- married, unfortunately) opened up this little tiny door. The room on the other side of it, which is entirely mine when I take the place, is spectacular: the only entrance is said door, which *I* have to duck to get through. Beyond is this freaky space, with a triangular center (the peak of which is just high enough for me to stand up. Attached to it are three small square spaces; all told, it's about the same size as the actual bedroom. Oh, and the floor keeps changing heights. Needless to say, I fell in love with the room instantly.

On top of all that, it's one block from the Metro station, three stops from work. And only $560 a month, utilities included. Only downsides are that they don't have Internet, so I'll have to order and pay for it myself, and they have kids. But so long as the things stay downstairs, it should be fine. I go tomorrow afternoon to sign the contract. I was really expecting apartment-hunting to take a lot longer than an afternoon, honestly.