Today the apartment search begins. I am seeing three properties this afternoon. I have been all over the internet looking at listing after listing on HAR and In the Loop Properties and Craigslist. I have no idea if I'll be able to find anything workable that I can afford. Of course I've found a place that looks fabulous but it is about $75 more than I wanted to pay and I don't think it will have near the storage my current place does (nothing I look at will). I could probably get rid of a few things and take a few more to the farm, but other than that what do I do with my stuff! I'm going to have to figure it out no matter which place I choose. I actually looked up Public Storage prices. Did you know that the smallest one rents for around $50 a month? Yikes!
My brain has been a swirl and I'm anxious to get this underway. The uncertainty is killing me. The part I really don't know is whether I should snap up the things I see today or keep looking. What if I were to wait one week and the dream place were to become available. Or if I wait on my decision and the so-so place that barely fit my specs anyway is suddenly gone. It's such a volatile market. I know I'm probably not going to be 100% happy with anything I get. I wish I could pick up my current apartment and move it into town.
*deep breath* Ok. *deep breath*
I'm just ready to get the search underway. Please, please let 4:00 get here quickly.