I get excited about every place we look at it before we see it. Then, as we’re looking at it, if it’s reasonable enough I get excited about getting it and I think up all the good things about the place and all the really positive points.
Then I leave with an application, and other realities sink in. This one isn’t inclusive. That one doesn’t have a bath tub. This one has no windows. They’re all available a month too soon and we’d have to do some serious wrangling with our landlady to take move out a month early. And so on and so forth.
I really just want the whole apartment search process to be over and done with. I want to find a nice place in the area I want to live in that’s in my price range and available for when I need it.
But what if I don’t find one? What if there aren’t going to be any available for when I need to move? What if I find a perfect place and get really attached to it and excited and they turn me down because they don’t think I make enough? What if September comes and we can’t find a place that’s reasonable and we’re stuck in another year lease somewhere we’re going to hate?