Just before I left work last night, the person about the house for rent in Pasadena returned my call. We chatted for about twenty minutes. It was a very good conversation. The details about the house:
And the reasons why we are not going to apply:
We could do without the dishwasher, but it was the lack of central air that was the deal breaker. Greg and I need air conditioning and window units don’t count. Plus, when I asked how much the utility bill averages, she stated $250, which is way more than what we’ve been paying at the townhouse (highest in the last 12 months was $190).
Then, this morning when I checked my email there was an email about the condo that Greg and I looked at over the weekend. The reason we haven’t received the application is because the unit is under ‘negotiation’ and this is what the realtor stated:
“…will let you know tomorrow if we have an offer to buy or not. If we do not, the owner definitely wishes to have you 3 rent the condo.”
Greg and I haven’t even ‘applied’ to the place! Fortunately, they only run a credit check and my debit is low, so I am not worried about that.
During my break, I called my Mom to give her an update on what’s going on with the move and what not. I told her about the house and the email I received from the realtor, she asked what are Greg and I going to do and I told her that we are not interested in the house and that we felt the condo was too small. She stated that Greg and I are not in a situation to be picky (don’t you hate it when Mom’s are right?) and that we should choose, otherwise we’re going to be doing the same thing in another 6 weeks whereas we could have some stability if we were to choose the house or condo. Damnit, she’s right. So, I called Greg and told him about the email from the realtor and the conversation I had with Mom and he pretty much agreed with what she said. Plus, I added bits of the conversation Greg and I had last night as we were talking about the house and moving in with his Mom, and one thing Greg mentioned was that he wants his own place. So, if the condo doesn’t get sold, then Greg and I are going to apply.
In other news…
I’m thinking about starting a ‘hobby’, even though I know I won’t be committed to it. But, I was thinking that I haven’t done anything with all those pictures I’ve taken of Amelia. I don’t have a photo book or anything. So, when Greg and I were at Target on Sunday, I went down the scrapbooking isle to take a gander at the options and such. Woah! That would take some serious time and dedication, either of which I don’t know if I have. Shoot, about 4 years ago, I started knitting and I never finish a single scarf that I started (and there were about 4). So, I just worry that I am going to spend money on something that I am not going to do so then the money spent would be a waste.