Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Home, Potential Home!

We may be getting a house!

Okay, we wouldn’t actually be buying the house. We can’t afford to buy in any of the areas we want, and we don’t want a mortgage so badly that we’re willing to endure a long commute to get it. But one of Dan’s professor friends owns a house just a couple blocks from campus in a neighborhood that’s very popular with other professors. It’s for rent at a price not much higher than what we pay now, and it has a garage apartment we could sub-let to a grad student if we wanted to, bringing our monthly rent significantly lower than what we pay now. We’d probably use the garage apartment as an office or studio, though.

We’re going to try to see it this weekend, if something can be arranged with the current tenant.

The only problem is that we have a lease where we’re at now, and the lease isn’t up until next spring. But this is a fantastic opportunity, and it won’t hurt to explore what our options are.

I’m already having pleasant fantasies of being able to walk to work every day and having my professor friends for neighbors. The university has a fantabulous rec center, which would make up for no longer living in a place with an on-site gym. Campus events like plays, lectures and concerts would be no big deal to go to-- just put some shoes on and stroll on over. I could go home from work for lunch, or a mid-day nap. And I could run around campus on short-run days, and use the nearby bayou trails for long runs.

So I’m feeling cautiously excited about this opportunity.

In other news, Thomma tagged me for a meme a few days ago. I haven’t forgotten, I’m just saving it for a day when I want to post but haven’t got much to say!

Recent Workouts
Sunday: 2 hour spin, abs, upper body
Monday: 30 minute elliptical
Today: 3.5 mile run

8 comments:

archi ann said...

congrats - way exciting!!! I hope it works out. my neighbor is selling their BEAUTIFUL lot - i'd love to buy it but it's way outta my range too!
carri ann
aka archi's mum

Leah J. Utas said...

That sounds just wonderful, Bunnygirl.
Thank's for the help at my blog. I really appreciate it.

Rebecca said...

OH hey I really hope it works out for you!!!! Renting some one QUIET with a signed lease can be a great way to cut costs if even for a year....

writtenwyrdd said...

I hope it works out for you!

by the way, drove through your town the day the tornados were dropping over northern Texas, so we didn't even get off the highway until we hit Sulfer, LA (except for gas, of course) All I saw of your town were 7 or so confusing interchanges!

Spidey said...

Good news for you! Good luck in getting it, positive thinking/

Crabby McSlacker said...

It does sound like a great place!

Living close to campus sounds like it would have so many advantages too. Hope it works out!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

We're crossing our paws for you here in New England. Good luck!
=:8

Thomma Lyn said...

Congratulations, the house opportunity does sound very exciting! And wouldn't that be lovely, to walk to work every day. :)