On Sunday I had a dream. I had no intention of fulfilling it until yesterday at about 1:00 in the afternoon while standing in the shower, when V. came in to talk and I asked if he wanted to go. A quick shower, a couple phone calls, and 45 minutes later we were on the road headed toward Mpls. And yes, per dream, we made it to my nephew and niece's lemonade stand in the nick of time.
Did we find a place? Yes.
Well, yes and yes. CONFUSION!!! Yes, I'm suffering from great confusion and some anxiety too--but I'm good at that, right?
We found a place in blue-collarville in a neighborhood approximately 2 minutes from my sister and 4 minutes to downtown. It's a house with a yard, 2 bedrooms, an office, and a finished basement. It's a half-mile from a kick-ass trail and near a few others as well. It is owned by an incredibly friendly woman who is about my age and loves dogs. She's happy to let our animals move in along with us and is flexible about leases and deposits...and even though I was reluctant at first, V. talked me into it...(but don't get the wrong idea...I'm pretty stubborn--V. can't talk me into anything that I don't actually feel on my own). The place felt warm and cozy and homey. No awe inspiring architectural details...we'd have to bring visual interest TO the house with us. But it felt comfortable...like a place you could call home.
She agreed to e-mail an application and all the necessary pamphlets and what-nots and we are pretty much as good as in as soon as we're ready. YAY!!
Then we got home. I checked craigslist to see if I could find a picture of it (she said it had been listed there)...and in the process of tracking it down I found a NEW rental that was just listed TODAY at 3:17 in the ACTUAL neighborhood we want (the other one isn't, but is nearby)...RIGHT NEXT to one of the biggest, best, most beautiful park in the cities!!! #UUUUUUCK!
Now I'm not sure what to do except drink calming tea and wait until tomorrow. The place in our favorite neighborhood is actually cheaper and sounds more interesting and and and...shoot. And besides the park, it is actually walking distance from my sis's. But the park, oh the park!!!
I haven't even talked to the guy renting it yet though. Maybe he'll say NO to 3 pets. Maybe there won't be a yard. Maybe, maybe, maybe.... who knows....but damnit, the cities is 4 hours away! V. and I spent $100 in gas in the past 2 days. And we get decent gas mileage! But I'd drive down again tomorrow if the other one seemed like it might actually work and like he'd actually rent to us.
I think I'm spazzing out on my blog. I am, aren't I? :[-
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE...I just want to find a place! I want a place that makes me feel good and inspired and where my husband and animals are happy too. I just want a signed lease and a guarantee and to know where I'll end up so that I can relax and start thinking about other things. In many ways I love change...lately I just want to know where it will take me.
My weary head wants a place to lay down. I guess I should be thankful for ABUNDANCE!