what a time for things like this to happen. I've been stressing the last few months over my living arrangements. I currently live with my aunt to help with living expenses while I took classes and then tried to save up money to go out on my own... (yes all the while taking vacations because I could lol)
Well, now my aunt and her soon to be husband (don't get me started on that drama) are planning to be out of Alaska by the end of next summer. Which means my butt is going to be on the street if I don't figure something out.
The other day while I was searching on a complete whim (read: bored out of my mind) I looked on craigslist for listings in Kenai/Soldotna (I grew up in Kenai, family is all still there, and it's only 3 hours from where I am now). I found a house on the Kenai River that was up for lease/rent. The Kenai River is the largest river on the Peninsula and is famous world wide. Real Estate is EXPENSIVE on the river. Plus it's fully furnished, all utilities are covered by the owner, snow removal is included, satellite tv, phone, internet, the whole kit and kaboodle!
It was a long shot but I asked my dad to check it out.
We assumed Rent would be close to 3000 a month.
Yeah cut it in half... we were shocked this morning when the lady called dad back with that info. Dad talked to her again this afternoon and she has a couple of other people interested (so she says anyway, right?) so dad called me to see how serious I was.
I just said I'm very serious. So now he's looking at the property tomorrow and talking with my potential roommate (I hadn't gotten her to say yes, but dad is more persuasive). It's a three bedroom place and it could possibly be just me and her (and her baby) or me, her (and baby), and her sister.
OMG. What am I getting myself into?