So I found out on Monday morning that I did NOT get the apartment on Capitol Drive. Since that afternoon, I’ve been working madly (with some help from Jen) to try to find another place, and soon– I’ve got just 18 days left on Wright Street.
I told the manager at 1029 E Knapp yesterday that I would take one in that building. I wanted to secure something as a backup, and since that building is owned by the same folks as the one on Capitol that I didn’t get, they already had my application and a security deposit. They don’t have a signed lease yet, though, so I’m still going to take a look at this place on Ardmore Ave in Shorewood. This place that I’m going to see this afternoon could be a LOT cheaper per month overall (50 bucks or so). An extra 600 clams in your pocket at the end of the year makes a diff, y’know? The description is a little frightening, though: “small but charming.” In apartment hunting for me, size is going to matter a bit, and if it is somehow smaller than the place on Knapp, well… I’ll have to cough up that 600 bucks.