Signing away a year of our lives

We just signed a lease on a house in Orem. It has many of the things we would like to have in a home: a yard, a garage, three bedrooms, central air, and a great location close to an elementary school and park. It has a few things we didn't really want, like an occupied basement apartment and no dishwasher. We also haven't seen any pictures of it; Mr. Fob's sister agrees with the landlord in warning us that the kitchen is small and old. Nice kitchen was lower on our list than garage and neighborhood, so we ended up compromising. And this is the third time in a row that we've moved into a place without seeing it first. We wanted to do things differently but keep reminding ourselves that we're too poor to have the ideal life we'd like to have, and this really is the cheapest and most convenient way to move. Hopefully I won't regret this, but I'm looking forward to seeing it in just two weeks. At least we're only a few blocks from a pool.

Comments

Edgy said…
And to think that I had a part in this . . .
Kristeee said…
Yay for having a place to live! Having an occupied basement isn't all that bad most of the time. Hopefully you like the same kind of music they do, and also that they don't play the bongos. I've decided I'm going to start screening tenants on such details.
jonathan kland said…
I thought Mr. Fob was the dishwasher? :)
Earth Sign Mama said…
Hey, I'm thinking that the people in the basement might be the ones having the second thoughts, what with Running Boy and his friend, Underwater Firefighter Running Boy, living upstairs. Maybe you could loan him out to Kristeee. (Just a little payback?)
Desi said…
Congrats on finding a place...

We moved into our current place sight unseen like that and it was very scary to me...we lucked out and it's in a GREAT location so we can't complain. It doesnt' have a dishwasher, which I will never move into a place without one again, but other than that it's worked out well.
Evelyn Theresa said…
Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you move.

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