We may have found one and agreed on the lease.
I never ended up asking that girl about the lease situation. It's a company and I don't think there is any leeway. Maybe after a year they would allow us to go month by month but I doubt they would allow it before a year is up.
D got really frustrated with of all things, the INTERNET at his place last night, it kept cutting out. He said that's it and said he was totally willing to do the year-long apartment thing with me. This morning he mentioned it again, I asked if he was sure and he said yep. He said that if he needs to go somewhere else for a job then we can either sublet or he can help me financially with the apartment.
I got in contact with the girl again and she said she also wants to show us one other place when we bring in our application. We are going tonight!!
I hope D doesn't back out again, but I think I may just do it alone if he does. I have enough saved up for a whole year, although I would prefer to keep it in savings for a car and beyond, but we will see. I hope he will fill out his portion of the application and we can move into a place relatively soon.
I DID tell my parents about the apartment search a little bit. Not the fact that I have viewed any but the fact that I am in the market for one. My parents surprised me and were totally cool with it and my dad said he would even keep an eye out for me and told me about a friend of his who rents his second house.
I am trying not to get my hopes up about D again, but I am super excited that we might have a place of our own. It's becoming uncomfortable there with his friend's dad and brother. It shouldn't be awkward but sometimes it feels that way.
Other "news" is that my brother and his girlfriend broke up. They have been together for almost 10 years. They were together since about grade 11 in high school and he is 25 now. They were prom king and queen, went to university together, lived together for two years there, and also had an apartment here in town together since April. I really liked her. She was soooo good to him. I don't know what happened to cause the split but she has moved out and he is in the apartment by himself. He pays $900 a month plus all utilities there for a two bedroom.
It could even be an option to live there I suppose but I am hoping they can work things out and get back together.