Vancouver Apartment Hunting + A Birthday
‘Allo, ‘allo!!!! Boy, I am really lagging on the posts lately, eh?! Jeff + I had a pretty rough time apartment hunting over the weekend in Vancouver.
Apartment hunting is a beyotch!!!! Since I have my condo in Little Tokyo, I haven’t been on the hunt for a long time! And guess what? It sucks!!!!
I did weeks of research on neighborhoods in Vancouver, looked at Craigslist every flipping day, emailed + called countless prospects. I was even victim to a scam! There are A LOT of scammers on Craigslist!!!! Scammers will even provide an address + photos of the “house”, but if they email you + say they’re in Africa, London, the Philippines or they work for a non-profit HIV center or the World Health Organization or they mention God profusely in their email – they’re a scam artist. Beware.
I was like, “Jeff!!!! We have to SELL ourselves!!! SELLLLLL!!!!!”. Poor guy was completely exhausted from work.
Do you like the preppy outfit I chose for Jeff??? I wanted him to look like a right proper chap!!!
Well, I finally dragged Jeff away from his precious labyrinth + convinced him walk around the park a bit more.
Look how cute!!! I want to live in this neighborhood!!!
Folks, it was an emotional house hunt! My adrenaline was sky high! I was bound + determined to find a new home!!!! Rental prices in Vancouver are sky high, the units are tiny, there’s a ton of basement suites for rent, but who wants to live in a dark, depressing basement with small windows for $1,500??? I was in a serious funk. While Jeff has his hoarding problem, I make up for it with my bratiness. Jeff sure has a lot of patience. It was sulky, pouty city in our rental vehicle all day long!
Little rays of sunshine!!!! So irresistible!!!! Ooooh, you just want to PINCH THOSE LITTLE CHEEKS!!!!!!!!!
I am so saddened/happy that Steve, Liz, Keiko + Hana are moving to Encinitas, California in September!!!! Right at the time when I intend on planting some roots in Vancouver! Like passing ships in the night!!!! I’m going to miss them so much!!!!! Upside is, I got a pad to crash at when I visit Encinitas!!!! Shaka!!!!
Kids + cake = temporary pandemonium.
And thank you Steve + Liz for having Jeff + I over for so many dinners + so many trips to the cottage at Sakinaw Lake!!! Excuse me while I go off into a corner + quietly whimper to myself (that is a picture from Jeff + I’s wedding day).
The next day was another fruitless, soul deflating apartment search flop. The night of our departure, Calgary was having a crazy-zay hail storm of golf ball sized nuggets of fury. Our flight was delayed – we didn’t get home until around 2am + Jeff had to wake up at 5am for work on “Hell on Wheels”.
I’m wishing on my lucky stars that one of the rental house we saw over the weekend comes through!!! It was a fast + packed weekend, but because of family it wasn’t as stressful as it could have been! Happy Birthday, Deb!!!!!!!!