You would think living in a small town, finding an apartment would be easy? No it's the opposite. In my town there are laws against high-rise buildings so there are few apartments and mostly just basements of houses or low-rise buildings. I'm fine with those but the price also seems to go up in my town. It's at least $100-200 per month more expensive from the neighbouring towns.
Anyway, I really liked that one place we looked at but the lack of laundry would be annoying. I would really like to find a place with laundry in the apartment, or at least on-site.
D called the girl back yesterday and she said she has another place that might interest us. It's mostly a seniors building (welcome to my town), and it's a two bedroom. Maybe I could convince my brother or a random to live with us? Kijiji anyone? It's $925 plus all utilities it sounds like, and has laundry on-site, which I assume means paid laundry in some room. We are viewing it this evening once D is finished work. We have the time to be picky right now, so if we don't like it we will just keep looking. It's kind of a nice situation to be in.
I am really all for a 2 bedroom. It would help D and I out a lot. Instead of paying $400 each plus utilities for an $800 1 bedroom, we could pay $300 each plus a third of utilities for a 2 bedroom. Likely a larger place. I'm fine with sharing space. I also live in a town with a satellite campus of a university and a college so there are sometimes students from other places looking for a cheap place to rent close to the schools, so might be able to find a student if my brother is not interested.
Tonight after the viewing my cousin and her boyfriend, D and I are going to have supper at my cousin's house and then go see Horrible Bosses. It looks pretty funny.
I forgot to mention the other day that I added $600 to TFSA, and $100 to Computer fund. I should really start a furniture fund and increase the emergency fund as well. Just in case we do get an apartment. The computer fund it more than maxed out now, I just need to decide whether I really want to buy a new one (this one shut down on me already once this morning) or whether I want to buy a different fun toy, like a camera I've been oogling the past 6 months, or if I should be responsible and put it into savings.