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03 April 2007 @ 07:49 am
The housing situation  

Last Thursday, we drove to Camarillo and visited a house for rent.  It's a lovely little place with three bedrooms and one bath.  It's a little small, but on a huge lot (massive back yard with a lemon tree, deep garage that could easily store all our extra boxes and probably a car as well).  It's in an amazing location - away from the freeway enough that we won't get the noise, but only about three blocks from the offramp, and walking distance from the train station, which I may end up using for much of this year to get to my clinic duty at CSUN.  The living room isn't perfect, but I have no doubts that we could make it work for us.  $1750 per month.

Sunday, we drove out again in the hopes of catching something in the Sunday newspaper.  Not much luck, although we did find one house for rent and one apartment.  We like the house, but not as much as the other one.  Check it out (bottom listing).  Rustic, on just as large a property as the first house.  Two bedrooms, 1.5 bath.  We think the living room is actually a little better suited for our entertainment system, but we're not 100% sure, as nobody was there to let us explore the inside - all our impressions are from peering through windows and walking around the grounds.  Orange tree in the front yard.  Open side-by-side covered parking with a very small shed-like-thing attached that could store some, but very little, of our excess boxes.  We'd likely have to get a storage unit.  Plus the location, while livable, isn't nearly as good.  Upside?  $1450 per month.

And like I say, there's an apartment option as well.  Clearly the third choice, but if they still have places available, they'll run credit checks and approve within hours.

We've applied to House #1, but our credit was problematic.  They've agreed to consider us if we get a cosigner, which my mother has graciously agreed to do for us.  (We're having her cosign on #2 as well, just in case)  I'm driving to Camarillo this afternoon to see Mom and get paperwork turned in for #2 (and I'll fax and FedEx her paperwork to #1 as well - the owners are in Texas).  Jen's going to the area Friday for a job interview, and we'll hopefully know by then if it's necessary for her to turn in paperwork at the apartment.  Somebody's gotta have an answer for us by the weekend -- we're moving out of La Habra around two weeks from tomorrow!

We'll see what happens...but that's the update for now....


Oh, and one of the cats is sick.  Not sure which one yet - I'm hoping to have time to take them both to the vet today.  I think it's Kaylee - she's been the vocal one recently, and she's the one that left the litterbox area shortly before I noticed the odd stool.  No details here for the sake of the squeamish.  I'll let you know what's up with that when I have more info.

(Anonymous) on April 3rd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Icck on how much rent is, and aww bummer on the sick kittie. I'm assuming you already checked your type of food for the huge recall out there, so hopefully that's got nothing to do with it.
Idtechnomonkey on April 3rd, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Food recall?
I hadn't heard. Should I be concerned?
lindasings on April 5th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: Food recall?
Maybe. What have you been feeding them? And are you certain only one of them is sick. If they both eat the same thing and if the pet food is poisoned, they both should be sick.
Lightwayslightways on April 5th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Food recall?
They have been eating from this bag of dried food for about a month now. I don't think we need to worry. The Vet didn't find anything wrong with either cat and gave us some antibiotics to give both just in case.