I got a place today!!
I saw an ad yesterday and sent an email, made a call to see it today, and liked it enough to say "Right now? Please?" I'm in a house, with a roommate. She's 35? But we get along pretty well so far, and seem to have a lot of things in common. Hopefully it goes well.
Now. This house is a shotgun. I'm pretty sure this style of house is not common outside of New Orleans, because it seems pretty silly. I made a picture for you, to better explain what this looks like.
I didn't start taking pictures until night time, so there's no picture of the outside. Maybe tomorrow.
The neighborhood seems mostly safe. Sarah has been here for a month and hasn't had any problems and she has friends in the neighborhood that have been here much longer and they haven't had problems either. So that's good.
Apparently, though, this street does flood when it rains. Hooray! Sarah had puddles in her car a couple of days ago. Apparently the strategy is to park on the sidewalk when it gets that bad. So this could be fun. But, take it as it comes. Hurricane season is fast approaching, too, so that could be an experience. Mildly terrified. Hopefully it's a good year. Hopefully my car doesn't get destroyed in this weather.
Meanwhile. Boy do I need furniture! I have two suitcases of books and no shelves. I have clothes and they're all in bags. And an air mattress. Interesting. A mattress is first priority. A bed frame is second. Unfortunately those are the things that will be most difficult to get into this place since a mattress with not fit in my car and a bed frame only might.
The internet she has is slow and doesn't want to load my Netflix shows and this is very disappointing. Though not unlike the Super 8.
I sort of miss it. Living in a motel is really depressing, absolutely, but it felt comfortable and I felt safe and I had gotten to know the staff. And today when I was leaving the lawyer was in the lobby and he told me "If you need anything, you can ask us." And it was sort of neat.
That is what happened today! Also, I had red beans and rice for dinner. With sweet tea. I'm going to fit in in no time.