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Finding a living situation has been a bit challenging. There are few
apartments and no complexes like there are in LA. The few apartments are
geared toward students. There are loads of condos and duplexes but they
don't want to rent to people with pets. At first we just said "ok, thanks"
and moved down the list but that list got very short after only a little
while so now rwr is being more cajoling about how our kitties are just
sweet, indoor, fixed, harmless, furry sleeping things that would never harm
a screen or floor. Tomorrow we have three more places to view. The ones
today were either too far from town (really, seriously out in the country)
or too dark. The dark one was a basement type apartment with a very
interested and involved landlady. But it was so dark and deary in the
basement. On Monday we have two more, so I'm still optimistic that we can
find something without having to buy a condo in order to have our kitties
live in NC.

Date: 2007-06-03 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] destina.livejournal.com
You might want to contact a real estate agent and have him or her hook you up with a list of houses for rent. In that part of the country, that's sometimes as cheap or cheaper than an apartment.

Date: 2007-06-04 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosawestphalen.livejournal.com
We're driving around with a real estate agent this morning. Thanks for your helpful suggestion!!

Date: 2007-06-04 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melodymuse.livejournal.com
Miss you! Good luck in the search and thanks for the update! xooxoxoxo

Date: 2007-06-04 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosawestphalen.livejournal.com
I miss you, too. It's been really crazy in terms of the jet lag and finding a place that we thought wasn't really going to be a big deal. I'll let you know. I wanted to call you yesterday so bad but my phone has its giant R for Roaming on all the time. We were going to get phones today but I don't think that's going to fit in our schedule of morning with the realty woman and afternoon at the remaining two possibilities. From there we'll give someone money. Sigh.

XOXOXOXOXOXO and I can't wait to see you!

Offer a bribe

Date: 2007-06-04 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] markcronan.livejournal.com
Seriously, if people are balking at you having pets, you need to offer them cash to make them happier with that choice. Offer a pet deposit, and $50 more a month in rent, to account for any possible trouble with pets. That should help.

Re: Offer a bribe

Date: 2007-06-04 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosawestphalen.livejournal.com
We have resorted to promises of "pet rent" and the payment of a "pet fee". People want $500 as the pet fee to cover damage. Since that's not money they intend to return (everyone calls it a non-refundable deposit, which says "fee" to me) we figure Vahti can climb all the screens she wants. ;-)

Seriously, though, there are even places you can BUY here that have owner's association regulations that don't allow pets. I am boggled.

Date: 2007-06-05 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gattagrigia.livejournal.com
Best of luck in finding an appropriate place that you can love, and entertain the odd travellers who show up at your o-so-distand door!

(btw, did you get an envelope from me a while back? i'm afraid it got lost in the mail...)

Date: 2007-06-07 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosawestphalen.livejournal.com
Yes, and I sent a ty but I'm thinking you didn't get it.
So, belatedly
THANK YOU. I love the bracelet and had a lot of fun identifying all the saints. I also adored getting a postcard. I really love postcards!

I hope to get to see you soon(ish) and I'm sorry you won't be a VVC. We did get a nice place with room for visitors and I'm still going to plan a little beach house get away in NC for us.

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