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July 31st, 2014 at 07:57 pm

I don't remember the last time I posted on here, so hopefully I won't repeat myself too badly. Smile

I got a full time job working at the local bus company. I got word today that I am good to go - so I start on August 4. (We had to wait for background checks.) It pays slightly better than New Mexico, has health insurance, retirement, etc. I will be part of a union, so I guess I'll have union dues.

One really awesome thing though is that there is an exercise room in the building that I can use! Plus, if I use it so many times per week, it'll earn me dress down days. Smile

Once I had my offer letter, I started looking for my own apartment. What a nightmare. Almost every place I went was already full, or I would schedule a showing to find out a deposit had just been put down on it.

On Wednesday I saw a place - 440 sq ft wanting 450/mo. It was designed really poorly. I passed on it.

Today though I saw something that I think will work. Around 7oo sq ft, designed well, and 430/month. No stairs either. I put in an application and put down a deposit in case I'm accepted. Now it is a waiting game to see if they take me.

It isn't a sure fire thing due to not having any real rental history for five years. (2 years of grad school, 3 years living rent free at the mission school and 8 weeks living at boyfriend's place.)

If not, I am lined up to see another place Friday morning. Guess only time will tell.

I quit my call center job on Sunday. Big Grin That was so nice at the end of my shift to say to the supervisor that I wouldn't be back. Such a relief.

Part of the reason I did that was to give me more time to ride the bus routes here and learn them. I haven't done as much riding as I'd planned on due to apartment hunting. However, with NEs help, I am feeling more confident that I can at least begin to help people figure out a good route.

On Wednesday I went to the local mall for the purpose of going to Lane Bryant for some underthings. I got waylaid by Sear's clearance instead. I bought 7 tops and a skirt for $60. One of those tops was something I'd been looking for - a kind of shrug to replace the one I left in New Mexico. The other things were just kind of refreshing my dressy tops for work. Smile

I still need to go back for LB - NE called while I was there wanting to do a trip to Omaha, so I cut my mall time short.

13 Responses to “Updates”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    Congratulations on your new job! That's awesome! Hope you find an apartment soon!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good luck on the job and the apartment!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations on the new job! Hope the apartment you want works out

  4. Kiki Says:


  5. Mich Says:

    Congratulations on the job. Wonderful news. Keep us posted.

  6. nhgirl1970 Says:

    Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the new job.

  7. SecretarySaving Says:

    Great job on purchasing 7 items for $60. Did you end up renting the 700sq ft place?

  8. CB in the City Says:

    I hope you get the place you want! It will be such a relief to have it all squared away!

  9. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like things are starting to line up. Great news!

  10. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm glad things are coming together for you! I'm sure there are lots of students moving into town looking at apartments right now.

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  12. Looking Forward Says:

    So glad to get the Update! Things sound good! Smile

  13. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone. Smile
    Btw - I got the news that I was accepted for the apartment today. Signed the lease and everything. Move in around August 15 - 24 depending on how long it takes them to get it ready for me.

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