We left the next day, stayed overnight in San Angelo with my Aunt, and made it to Midland at the start of the day on Wednesday. We spent all day looking at rental property, most apartments, but we saw some houses/townhouses/duplexes too. Some were really bad (bring your own stove bad), and all were overpriced. We decided a house isn't in the cards for this year. So, apartments in Midland, it was explained to us, are only built during booms, so either the complexes were built in the 1980s or just recently. The strange thing to us? The apartments built in the 1980s are hardly any cheaper than the complexes built just recently...though they are 30 years older (I guess when people are desperate for housing, you can charge anything you want).
We looked at a new complex, built just 3 years ago that had 1 space available for August. At the end of the day after seeing the other options, we decided that's what we wanted to do. It wasn't exactly what we had in mind, but we feel happy about our decision. The complex is 2.3 miles from campus (a 10 minute drive), we scored a teacher discount, it has all new appliances, and is in good shape. It has a small workout room and pool, which I would actually swim in. It's close to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. and we have a real walk-in closet! Here are some pictures of the model apartment/complex:
|kitchen (I like that little built in desk too)|
|Master bath connected to bedroom|
|Master Bedroom-(Did my friend Emily Shew decorate this?)|
|We'll use the second room as a guest bedroom/office|
On another note, check out these awesome Lego life-size zoo animals and have a great weekend.
Here's to finding a place (and I mean that in multiple ways)
<3 Stacy, Lola & Zoe (soon to be desert cats!)