definition of house prostitution:
wanting a house so badly that you do not own, that you have to "sell yourself" to the landlord....
ohhhhhhhh so, not like LITERALLY sell yourself?
cuz i really want this house!
so you'd think that giving up the whole "purchase" idea for now would make things like 10 times easier and that renting would be a piece of cake.... yeah.... well try NO!
MAN! i thought we knew exactly what we were getting into, but boy was i wrong.
okay so it really wasn't THAT bad, but definitely an entire day's worth of work to put everything together when you're dealing with an agent.
i wonder what the agent's get for renting a house.... maybe a few hundred bucks? you see, we've talked with this guy before, and it's a father son bonanza out here, and they sell a whole lot of places.... they are the big guys that sell the big homes, and even the not so big ones.... they have a great reputation, and they were going to be our guys to purchase... and they very well still might be.... anyway.... i didn't realize how putting together both applications, getting a letter of recommendation from the current landlord, or reference letter (whatever you call it), getting our credit reports together, copies of our licenses and all that good stuff.... it took a bit, and then we topped it off with a little letter about our family, and why we would be the best tenants for this house.... we'll see.
i am finally okay with either way. hopefully we get it, but if not (as there are a few other applicants), then that's okay. there will be more, and that just means we can save a whole lot of money while we are here.... a WHOLE lot of money. =) not going to lie though, i'd be at least a little bit disappointed if we don't get it.... just being that everything about it seems so perfect....
anyway.... i felt like we had to sell ourselves in the letter and that made me nervous.... usually, i know what i'm getting into and what people are looking for (like for a job interview, you know?) I mean, usually you have an idea of what to say.... today, i was near speechless.... like uuuuhhhh..... uuuuummmmm....
I said a prayer.... it's completely out of my hands. we did what we could, and it's out of our control and in His.... I am grateful for another beautiful day and parents that live close by. Now, if i could only find a way to get Mimi closer.... it would be perfect. =)