I am now a resident of Venice! Clay and I woke up super early this morning to get our application in for the apartment in Venice, then spent all day running back and forth to his job, the post office for money orders, etc.
On the way to sign the lease this afternoon, we stopped at a gas station. In order to get ourselves out of a very awkward angle due to another car being too close, I swiped the curb and managed to puncture not one but TWO tires. From the front tire came the high-pitched sound of air and money escaping.
I felt totally butch changing the tire. Using Clay's superior upper body strength and my knowledge of tire-changing, we got the mo-fo replaced in about five minutes. We miraculously got to the office on time and signed the lease.
So our place is basically a glorified closet. The building was originally a hotel built at the turn of the 20th Century, so its architecture is totally wacky. Our place consists of two (very small) studio rooms. One is a kitchen area, and the other is more bedroomish. There is no bathroom in the apartment, so we have two communal ones on each floor. It's going to be an adventure.
The great thing about our apartment, though, is that it is literally one block from Venice Beach. Seriously. Walk a few hundred yards and you're on the beach. I'm going to get so tan! Good-bye, Ohio pastiness, hello skin cancer! Woo!
Anyway, that is why I haven't been posting much lately. Tomorrow we're going to the apartment to get the keys and meet the manager. We're going to paint it ourselves, so we can pick the color. I'll make sure to post photos to show all 2 of you guys reading this.
PS: Still no job, but I have a few lines out that have gotten nibbles, so we'll see where things go.