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The Official Apartment Hunt Is On!

As we flipped the calendar from May to June, Mike & I knew it was time to start searching the internet for some apartments to look at.

We immediately found one we were super excited about.  It seemed to be a house with a garage!  We happened to be in the area Thursday night (Congrats, Justin & Jason!  Their episode of House Hunters premiered!) and Mike suggested driving over and taking a look.  It looked fine from the outside (in the dark) and the inside photos were amazing...but...it was so far from activity.

We actually didn't even go to the showing Sunday.  Because then you fall in love with the inside and justify the distance.  (And other things kind-of came up too...)  This is probably our last year in Chicago.  Mike can start grad school and I'll do the same (but much less urgently) and I've pretty much had my fill of Chicago.  When I'm still saying it on June 7 as the summer begins, you know I'm serious.  I'm sharing this to say, why spend the last year where we are justifying a major part of living in this city...yet still paying Chicago prices.

The oh so common roller coaster of apartment hunting.

So as we waited in line for Saved by the Max Sunday (that line is no joke), we looked at apartments and made lists of places to email that night.
once we got in...i was very hungry!
i did enjoy ordering "Could I have 'The Last Dance'?" cocktail...that was clever
Last night we made it to our first showing after seriously limiting the area we're looking and we both like it, but I think we both need a tiny little push.  I'm in love with the fact that it has a 3 season enclosed deck and a deck!  Mike wishes the deck looked at more than a backyard.   He is excited there's a stoop out front. The bedrooms are small...  The landlord hit it off with Mike (I swear she didn't like me though).  It's one block north of Logan Boulevard.  There's a charcoal grill.  It's not in the thick of things like both of us are currently used to.  But it's also not so removed like the one we drove by Thursday.

Thank you for reading through my pro/con list ;)

As we walked to dinner and back we decided we should at least look at a couple more.  And hope this one isn't gone.  And if it is, we'll find something else.

So this weekend...apartment viewings!

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