We still haven’t heard back from the apartment complex and I’m a nervous wreck! We were both so anxious to hear back that we called them yesterday to ask about the status of our application. It turns out that they’re waiting to hear back from our previous landlord. We figured that might be what was holding them up. Ahh! I just can’t take it anymore!
I don’t feel like I can really give myself over to the excitement until we know for sure that we’ve been approved. So all I feel is this crazy tension in my chest. I don’t know if I’m happy or sad or terrified or eager.
In the meantime, I made a list of all the things we’ll need to buy for the apartment.
It isn’t a very long list. We’re not going to be getting any furniture except a new mattress to put on the floor and two beanbag chairs. That’s it.
We’re keeping it as simple and cheap as possible because we don’t really know how long this apartment is going to last or how long I’m going to last in this apartment. We know from experience that nothing makes you regret past purchases more than losing everything to toxic mold. So it seems best to keep it minimal for now.
The apartment building has carpet and drywall so it isn’t ideal from a mold standpoint. Leaks are inevitable and whenever that happens the drywall will be there for the mold to munch on. So, we’re not going into this expecting it to be a long term solution. We’ll be thrilled if we can get six months or a year out of it!
Hopefully, someday, we’ll be able to buy a house or cabin made from mold resistant materials like logs, adobe or steel. Then we will probably be able to invest in furniture we intend to keep. Thankfully, we’ve had six months of camping to learn that furniture isn’t necessary to happiness. (Though it certainly helps!)
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