Thursday, March 5, 2009

emergency in 911

planning next years living arrangements has been somewhat of a nightmare. let me explain..

there are four of us that live together now and only three of us are for sure coming back to texas state in the fall. whitney is pivotal due to the fact that she is applying for a masters program called fellows. if she gets in, thats great! but she still has to be placed into a school district. three of the four districts require her to move out of san marcos. in the case she gets put in anything besides hays county, she will say screw it and her dreams of having a masters in education are shattered for the moment (only, not so dramatic). if she is in hays, she will accept the program and live happily in sunny san marcos. she might have a small advantage because she is student teaching in hays this semester? were not really sure. so she first has to get in the program, and then get placed in the right district. annnd she finds nothing out until the end of the month.

now heres more of the problem. we love where we live. we like the location of not only our complex but also our apartment in the complex. the large living room and open kitchen. HUGE rooms and closets (we wish! but were willing to slightly sacrifice for other good stuff.) laundry room. neighbors, who are actually only temporary. unshaded pool. big patio. first floor. etc.
oh and were lazy and dont really want to pack everything up and move into an apartment that we dont totally love. [a lot of the three bedroom apartments have just two bathroom-not an option for us. or one room is waaay bigger compared to the others-not an option for us. or come unfurnished-not an option for us.]

so, march 15 is the day to sign a lease (hence the emergency part, seeing as it less than 10 days away). its the last day that all the deals are good. and here go our options:
1. sign a lease in a perfect three bedroom apartment. this includes equally large rooms, walk in closets, and bathrooms. large living spaces. and a great location. reasonable price.
...and then we work up and realized we are living in san marcos, texas. that apartment doesnt exist. and besides, that still requires moving. but it would be worth it if the apartment is juust perfect.
2. resign here at the villagio, in a four bedroom (we hate the three here), without whitney. we would just hope that she gets into fellows in hays county and can then live with whitney again next year. or if she doesnt, and decides to pack her bags and head back to bay city, then we would either a) find a girl to live with us. b) hope that our randomly assigned roommate isnt an anime loving, emo, kleptomaniac, 19 year old. or c) there is a verrrry slight chance that they would leave that room empty.
3. wait till the end of march, or later, to see where whitney is placed. this might mean all the good apartments are booked and that were up a creek without a paddle or a place to live. and sign then.

needless to say, were kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. any advice?

let me know, lauren

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