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May. 30th, 2009 08:23 pm
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We found out that we're all good on the apartment! :D We will be living in the Ukrainian Village with my friend Emily and it is going to be awesome

and oh my GOD we have to get everything packed because we're moving on Monday but that's okay. I'm only slightly behind on that, because I'm mildly sick, and trying to see as many of my Louisville friends as possible one last time before we move, but we'll get it done.

I can only imagine the insanity we will get up to.

Lacey (who is over, must run) has already promised she'll come visit for my birthday if she can find someone to drive with her.

Also, done with my bandom big bang art. Whew. I hope they like it. It's not great, but I tried hard? I need to update my portfolio.

Anyway, this may mean I'm off the internet completely for a few days (at very least, will be around Monday and Tuesday), so if I don't see you guys in the next few days, I love you a lot :)



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May. 24th, 2009 11:30 pm
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Ugh. Tonight sucks.

My entire left side hurts for no apparent reason. It started last night with my foot, and now my entire arm (elbow, hand and shoulder) are so sore that I can barely type. It's not carpal tunnel because it's not my wrist - it's the little bones of my hand and my joints, and it's a different hand than usual. I am not pleased.

Especially because I was going to write something for [info - community]contrelamontre, dammit. Well, first I was going to do my Dreamweaver assignment, but I was hurting too bad: then I was going to write something, but I'm still hurting too bad. I still haven't taken photos of my BJDs like I'd planned or done anything with my art journal. I did take pictures of Jess, though, and they're pretty.

Add to that the fact that we're supposed to be moving in like, a week, and haven't heard from anybody about an apartment, and just found out that my parents' apartment doesn't allow people not on the lease to live there (although they think that children probably don't count, but they don't know, and they're not sure about "daughter's lesbian fiancee").

My parents said they were willing to spot us a little more money than they had originally planned to help us get a studio or something, because their house was less expensive than they expected. Which is tremendously generous of them, but still doesn't solve the problem. The whole point was that we were subletting because we need to be there to do interviews -- everyone wants to do in person interviews and applying is easier that way -- and we were giving ourselves a time limit "make it or break it" sort of deal to get jobs, or move in with my parents and apply there.

So the problem with getting our own place is that
(1) We don't have those jobs yet - and almost no money - so getting our own lease, instead of finishing off someone else's, would be almost impossible
therefore, the only reasonable way to live without roommates would be to have my parents sign the lease, or to have them sign as guarantors,
but
(2)barely anyone does month-to-month or three-month leases, and we don't want to mess around with having my parents signing a 6-month or year-long lease, because if we don't get jobs we can't move out and we've just tied my parents into an extra financial obligation for twice or four times as long as we want to.

And yet, now our plan to be employed and self-sustaining within three months or moving in with my parents in fucking Mamaroneck seems like it's more complicated than just living in Chicago.
Or, you know in a box. Why didn't they check this stuff?

dfasdlkj. I am so stressed out. I have also just typed enough to have written the damn story.

We have, however, hung out with Lacey (and Krista - I wish I was better friends with her, she's cool) twice this week, so that's cool. I hope to get to see other friends this week.

Oh, and I have a cute new haircut. So yay?



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May. 18th, 2009 05:11 pm
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So, the boys we were talking to about living with seem to be a not-option. When Jessi finally prompted them about how likely it was that we were going to be roomies, they answered back with, "Well, our roomie thinks he might not move out now..."

Which, I know they need some options open but not telling us that until now? Puts us in a really bad position. We want to be up there by June and this pattern of waiting five days between emails and then not saying anything is a short trip to homelessness for us.

We talked to Emily, who's going to be hearing back from a job interview tomorrow, and if she gets it, we might split a two bedroom with her -- then if we need to leave because we're not finding jobs we'll be responsible for finding a sublet or something. We're still looking for sublets in case she doesn't, or if her parents don't want her to, or whatever, but hopefully that'll work out. I think it'll be better for all of us if we're sharing one, less expensive and we won't be sharing with a total stranger, etc etc.

Hopefully at least ONE of those options will work out. If not...I don't know.

In other news, I've got a neurologist appointment on Thursday, so that should be...uh, fun? At least I can get refills on my medication before trying to find a place to go in Chicago.

I also have two DW codes, so if anyone wants one for any reason, let me know.


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