Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just an Update

I got the apartment!!!! I am soooooo happy! My credit is awful, and I have not been at my job very long, and I could not show enough income on paper. Oh, and I have a criminal record (thankfully with NO felonies, though.)
I do have very good rental references. And I have money in the bank. My parents would have cosigned, but they did not have to. I guess the rental company is not that strict. Or they gave me a chance because I was honest about my past evictions, criminal history, and bad credit. (I actually put on the application that I had drug charges, and I went to treatment, was on probation for two years, and have been clean for four and a half years.) Maybe I just got lucky. Maybe they rent to anyone. I don't know, and I don't care.
What matters to me is that I got the apartment. And I did it all by myself. What matters to me is that I have a safe place to live with my son.
And it is really cute! It is older, and it has hardwood floors and an arch in the wall between the living room and the kitchen. It has two bedrooms, and a fenced in back yard. It has hook ups for my washer and dryer. And all the appliances are decent. It is right around the corner from my son's daycare, and it is near my job. It is in a really nice historic neighborhood (that is safe!). It is near shops and restaurants. And I know the guy who lives next door. (We are both writers who LOVE food.) Oh, did I mention it is VERY CHEAP???
I feel like I got lucky. I was in the right place at the right time. I had all my ducks in a row, and everything just fell into place. I am very lucky. But, more than that I am very blessed. It has been a long time coming, but now I think I have everything I need. I am not lacking. I have everything I need to be a good, productive member of society. I CAN provide a decent life for my child with what I have right now!
And I graduate in May, with a B.A. in Mass Media Communication with a minor in Journalism. Things are only going to get better from here. I am really excited about my new life. (Or my old life...revamped.) I am really excited to be a clean, productive member of society with a roof over my head, a car to drive, a job, and money in the bank to provide for emergencies. Wow...


  1. I am so very happy for you. I have read most of your blog. I find you to be a very talented writer (or I wouldn't have read nearly all of it) I don't know you and you don't know me, but I am rooting for you and following your progress and it is a beautiful thing to see. You must still be around on this planet for a reason. I look forward to finding out what it is:)

    Terri, mom of a 21 year old drug addict struggling to right his course.

  2. I don't know you either, but I want to say that after reading just this one post, I think you have much to be proud of.
    Your apartment sounds divine, perfect. You made that happen all by yourself.
    Be happy in your new home with your son and the universe will be happy for you.

  3. Congratulations! I think the Universe helps those who help themselves.



  4. AWESOME! I am so happy for you and your enthusiasm makes my day!!! Thank you for always leaving thoughtful, helpful comments. You rock, Baby!!!

    Enjoy the new place. I love NEW beginnings!

  5. Toby, congrats! I am so proud of you. You are so gifted and have lots of great things ahead. Heather