Friday, July 29, 2005

Grad Update

I realized I haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd explain why.

I finally got a job. In addition to grad school, I now have a way to pay rent because I'll be working for the University's new postgraduate fellowships and grants department. Yay for me!

So now I need to find a place, and think I'm narrowing down on one (thanks to craigslist). But I've also noticed people can be pretty...oblivious. Consider this e-mail exchange.

Me: Well, Im not really in a position to come down and visit as its so

Potential place: You are in Luck! In my haste I actually put the correct date and wrong day. So the showing is SUNDAY July 31st at 1:30. If you have any questions feel free to call or email me. See you on Sunday!

I'm hoping it was a blanket e-mail or he just forgot I live in Iowa.

And things might get a little more interesting. As I checked my e-mail to get that exchange, I noticed my latest message to my number one spot bounced back. Maybe I won't be living there...

I have a feeling this is going to be one of those things where I don't know where I'll be living until the 11th hour.


Anonymous said...

Maybe you should try univeristy housing if you can still get in. I know that GMU has beautiful residential buildings for both undergrad and grad students. That might allow you to save some money for now and look for a more 'suitable' apartment that you can even visit/tour personally when you're 'on location' later. You may only need stay a smester.
Anyway, good luck.

David said...

Eh, I thought about it. But I didn't want to live in the dorms again and besides, my classes will be at the Arlington campus, not the main campus. (When I went to the IHS seminar for grad students, those familiar with GMU strongly reccomended that I live in Arlington.)