We have been anticipating this move unofficially since 2007, where all of the planning details have taken place mentally, in our heads, and verbally, as we discuss the details with each other. It has been, and continues to be, an unspoken truth that there is risk involved.
To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard
We have great news on the apartment situation. We were able to get in touch with the apartment manager regarding the 3 bedroom apartment that will be available in July, and we have submitted our application in. The pieces all seem to be fitting into place: there is a waiting list for this type of apartment, and it was offered to all current residents first, but all declined, and the apartment manager had only put the apartment listing online an hour or so before we saw it. She said it’s not common for vacancies to be available, and for one to be available at just the time we need it, wow! We are praising God for His mercies!
So we are moving forward with our dream, and hope to hear confirmation next week. We are also very nervous. We have an excellent reference from our landlord, and we more than meet their income requirements, but we do recognize the fact that we are out-of-state residents, and may be judged more critically than potential renters who live in Florida. We will also lose $149 in application fees if not approved. We have known for awhile that the application fees were a necessity, but it’s hard to send a check for $149, not knowing if it will bear fruit or just be money lost. We refuse to think in the negative, however, and will assume the apartment is ours, and adjust our plans later if need be.
We also met with our Mayflower rep yesterday, who brought us some more cardboard boxes. There was an issue with the original price he quoted us, and he was very nervous, but as it turns out, all is well, and our new price is $3 cheaper!
Thanks for following along~ We hope soon to have an update on the apartment situation.
Mark & Jen