Sunday, November 15, 2009
I am so sick of living in a sub-basement. I feel like I'm in a fishbowl because a lot of people take short cuts across the lawn and if my blinds are open, they always stare in. The vertical blinds are some pukey purple colour which I hate, but came with the apartment. Also, it seems there is always slits between the blinds, and I guess I'm a bit paranoid about people being able to see in.
My sister and her husband came and picked me up today and drove me around to do my errands, then took me up to her place. I wasn't really feeling in any mood to socialize, but she insisted. I must admit , I did feel better. I spent most of the afternoon at her house while they went to a retirement open house for their chiro. Then we went to the grocery store and bought the makings for tacos.
I have never had the soft taco shells so they bought a small package of them, but as she can't eat flour, they bought mostly corn taco shells. It was really nice for a change of pace. So delish.
When we were coming back from the store, just a couple of blocks down the street from her place was a "For Rent" sign. I thought it would be great to be so close because I could walk to her place from there, plus I could get to work on only 2 buses. But sadly, when I called, the rent was $1,000.00 a month and the only thing included was water. The other thing was that the Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room, plus a full bath were on the upper floor, but the bottom floor seemed to have just 2 bedrooms, but no bathroom. Yeah, I can see me trying to make it up the stairs in time in the middle of the night when I'm sleepy and "gotta go"
However, I would have thought seriously about it if the rent had not been so high. When will the rents start to come down! How long can people continue to spend most of their paycheques on rent! And it seems that a lot of landlords don't like to rent to single women for some reason, especially places with rent at the lower end of the spectrum.
It's slow going trying to find some place close to her, but I will keep looking.