It’s always the way. You spend ages trying to find the right place to move into and then somehow you get 2.
Here’s the sitch.
I have 2 places that I can potentially move into on Monday, and here’s the rundown for each one.
Distance to kids: 12 km
Distance to work: 12 km
House: Double Storey Townhouse. Single Garage (To share).
Bedrooms: 2 standard bedrooms, both with built-ins. Could use one room for me. Other room for kids.
Space: Sharing the living area. Combined Lounge/Dining.
Kitchen: Small kitchen. Gas Stove. Dishwasher.
Bathroom: Sole use of bathroom.
Housemates: A 25yr old female. She goes to bed at 8.30pm. Gets up at 5.30am. Rides to work and would be very quiet I think. Quite relaxed and easy going, but I would feel like I have to be quite quiet when she goes to bed. Is fine with kids coming over.
Internet: Would have to pay for own internet connection. (Looking to hook up with Virgin Broadband for $60/month). HM has offered to pay $10/month for use of phone.
General Comments: It is about 5 minutes drive from Gungahlin shops which has every shop you’d ever need. It’s not far from the local shops, but there are no clubs within walking distance.
Distance to kids: 5 km
Distance to work: 4.7 km
House: Double storey Townhouse, but bottom floor is double garage and storage. May be able to use one garage spot on rotation.
Bedroom: 1 master bedroom with walk-through robe and ensuite. Would have to fit bunk bed in master room with my Queen Bed (which should fit), or HM offered for me to put Bunk Bed in living area. Verandah access off bedroom including roller shutters. (good for privacy and to keep the sun/heat out)
Space: Sole use of dining and lounge room space. Family room used by other Housemates.
Kitchen: Gas Stove. No dishwasher. More space. Fairly roomy
Bathroom: Ensuite for myself.
Housemates: 2 mid 20’s males. Very relaxed. Rugby Players. Will have visitors and possible parties. Have no problem with me having anyone over, including kids.
Internet: Would have to pay for own internet connection. (Looking to hook up with Virgin Broadband for $60/month)
General Comments: Walking distance to Kippax Fair, including Kingsleys (yum!) and Woolworths/Aldi. Also walking distance to clubs with cheap dinners!
I have already told House #1 I am moving in on Monday and paid just under 2 weeks rent ($214), but if I chose House #2, I would not ask for money back. It would take 7 weeks to recoup the money that I have paid for House #1.
I am leaning towards House #2 because of the lower rent, relaxed housemates and closer to work/kids. They also have a Playstation 2 and lots more living space for me, but I feel bad because I have already committed to House #1, although I don’t think she’d have too much trouble finding someone else, especially with the 1 1/2 weeks rent I’ll be giving her.
Please help! I need to decide by tomorrow!