Jeremy and I went looking at apartments yesterday. There's one in particular that I've always thought was really nice, so I got off work 30 minutes early so that we could tour it. I get there and we find out that there's an income limit - $31,080 gross for two people. Frustrated we moved on to the next set on the list. These were $475 a month so we figured, "Surely there's no limit on these" (that's kinda high for a 2 bedroom here in Athens) but we get there and find out that the same limit is on these apartments! Both of these apartments are less than 5 years old and are really nice, so we were disappointed, but moved on.
We found a set that doesn't have an income limit but they won't be open until mid September, and they only have one that will be available. Mid September, as in when we're going to be on vacay! We went home at this point, but I was obsessing over it so much that we went back into town to drive around and see if we couldn't find anything else. And we did. There's this gorgeous set that are brick and have to be almost brand new. They're in the townhouse style that we want and they have a pool and a cabana looking thing. We think, "Surely this place doesn't have an income limit. Why would they go to so much trouble if they were going to send people away for making too much money?" but when I called this morning I find that they are limited to the same $31,080 gross for two people. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?!?!
I think it's great that they have really nice places that the rent is based on income. I think it's fabulous, but why are they turning us away? And besides, we'd have a hard time affording $475 a month plus other bills if we didn't make more than the limit. It's not like we're rich - we just don't have kids yet and we both work two jobs!!! GAH!!
*deep breaths* I don't understand, but I'll accept. There's one more that has townhouses and doesn't limit your income. They don't have any openings right now and the landlady was rude to me yesterday, but we'll see if it's any better than the first one. The hub has said that I can pick where I want to move, which is nice since it's hard to get us both in town while the office hours are open and I'm off work. I'm tempted to rule out the rude landlady on principle, but I guess I should forgive and forget. We'll see... :o)
Okay. I feel better having gotten that out. It's going to be a little stressful in Mandyland for the next month or so, but I really feel like the benefits far outweigh the stress right now. I feel bad for the hub, though. He'll be starting seminary again in September and he'll be sharing pastor's duties with another associate pastor then, too. I'll just have to be really good at uber planning. I feel the need to make lists...
:o) Thanks for listening to all this. I did great yesterday with WW until some chocolate moosetracks found it's way to my mouth repeatedly. Stress eating anyone? It'll be okay. It's a journey and I'll have to learn to control my intake while under duress. (me? a drama queen? surely not!)
I hope ya'll have great OP days!