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05:03 pm: Apartment hunting hell
After trying to find an apartment in Davis, then deciding we couldn't move to Davis after all, I'm feeling enormously stressed about the amount of time this has all taken away from what is supposed to be my sole activity, writing my thesis. Looking in the Bay Area is more satisfying, in that the apartments are less awful and the management less deceptive, but it is still a bureaucratic nightmare. Spending hours on the phone trying to get credit reports (TransUnion insists that you buy from them an up to date deep rectal scan to confirm your identity before they will give you the free credit report they are required to provide), getting conflicting information about whether cats are allowed, constantly scanning craigslist for available properties. I haven't not had a headache in at least a week.

Last night I dreamed that I had just published a book on apartment hunting strategies, but that someone was on the phone to tell me I had all my information wrong.

So we were very surprised today when the owner of a building in Berkeley met us on time, showed us a very nice apartment, confirmed that it actually is available for a short-term lease, said that cats truly are no problem, and said that we could start moving in tomorrow if we got a few papers together, but not to worry too much if we didn't have every bit of information. It makes me suspicious for it to be so easy all of a sudden. We aren't canceling any of our other appointments until the papers are signed.

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From:dawn_pillsbury
Date:March 24th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
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I guess it's not too surprising that the area right around the school would be populated by slum housing. When we were first searching around Berkeley, anything near the school was just dreadful. Landlords have a captive audience in students. BART just makes it possible to be reasonably close to school, yet out of the fiefdom of K&S. Not an option in Davis.

Can I be selfishly glad that Davis had no good housing? *g*
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From:akaba
Date:March 24th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Where will you be?
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From:mdrohl
Date:March 25th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
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Channing betwixt Milvia and MLK. Across the street from the high-school.

When you're alone and life is making you lonely you can always go
to our studio apartment.
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From:akaba
Date:March 25th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
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Whoa, right near campus!

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