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11 January 2007 @ 04:07 pm
being an adult sucks sometimes  
Moving out is so stressful. We haven't even gotten to the moving part yet and I'm already sick of it. All the plans were made without us, and we just sort of went with it... but it's a great deal on an apartment and it's insanely close to my work. So we went in and put in our application, and Nate just won't leave it alone and is calling and checking on it all the time which for some reason just bothers the heck out of me... and we struck a deal with them over the master bedroom that fell apart. Him and Lanni offered to pay an extra 10% of the rent, which would cover the water/sewer/garbage bill. Now, when someone says 10% of the rent, you assume they mean 10% of the total rent, especially when they also say that it would cover the water/sewer/garbage, which is about $70, right? But noooooo! They apparently meant 10% of their portion of the rent, which would cover mine and Nathan's portion of the water/sewer/garbage. That is bullshit because everyone I talk to says that the way they presented their offer meant 10% of the total rent. So now the master bedroom is up for grabs again. I really want the master bedroom, but at the same time I don't want them to be bitter about losing it due their miscommunication. They put in a bid of $50 extra for it, and Nathan and I said $55 and so far they haven't gone up yet. $55 is as much as Nathan and I want to spend. Moneywise, I won't have a lot of extra money for fun stuff or internet/tv.... This has turned into Heather crunching numbers of her calculator while trying to make decisions.

I don't know what to do.... I want the master bedroom because of the bathroom and the privacy and the extra couple feet of floorspace. Privacy is what I'm really after because I can be really OCD about what bathroom I use and who else uses it. But if we don't take the master, we will probably put up a curtain of some sort to separate the regular bathroom so that I can have some mock privacy. In the end I have to ask myself, does it really matter that much? It's also possible that in 6 months when the lease is up, we might not want to live with them anymore and we will get new roommates and then Nathan and I can take the master bedroom. You know, if we give them the master, I want the parking space, because we only get one covered space and the rest is guest parking.

blah.... any suggestions?
 
 
I'm feeling...: confusedconfused
 
 
 
Stuartstuart_knight on January 12th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
vvell, I'd $ugge$t going through your $tuff qnd ju$t getting rid of $tuff you vvon't u$e c@u$e it m@ke$ p@cking $o much e@$ier.

$plitting the m@$ter bedroom @nd the p@rking $pot i$ @ good ide@ though.

by the vv@y, thi$ keybourd i$ me$$ed up.
Jenladylaera on January 12th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
Just be careful about moving in with friends. The 4 of you are such good people... unfortunately no matter how good of friends you are, living with friends seems to only cause a strain on the relationship, which doesn't make for good living conditions. Trust me I have been there.

It sure beats living at home though.

Also are you sure the 4 of you can financially survive how you want to (ie: fun money, extra stuff) by moving in together?

Its just something I would think long and hard about.

Just my advice :)

I do think your idea of splitting the master bedroom/parking spot idea is a good idea.
theeinherjar on January 12th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Totally what Lady said. Great example I had roommates who would leave their dishes rotting in the sink for a week before cleaning them. Then the one time I decided since I got in late to leave my dishes for morning before I go to school my roommate bursts into my room at 1 in the morning lecturing me on how dishes shouldn't sit out. Just saying little quirks you never knew about before will become apparent.
godless commie heathen faggot bastardwater_solutions on January 14th, 2007 09:08 am (UTC)
I like living with friends. It helps facilitate the development of your living space into a public space for friends and social events.

I don't have any suggestions other than moving in with people you trust and who you have an equal commitment towards good faith and cooperation as you do. This makes financial matters easy to deal with particularly.

Oh... I suppose being social and developing as many connections/friendships as possible is good for determining who would make for good roommates. It also helps increase the chance that you'll overhear about future, ideal living-space opportunities.

-mat