If you didn’t know, I’m looking for a new roommate(the tenth roommate) and already have ads up on craigslist and roommates.com. So far, there haven’t been too many responses. In fact, I think I received more e-mails from scammers than I did from potential roommates. I’m getting tired of the “hi, my name is such and such and I’m a 23 year old female, I’m really interested in moving in, but can’t meet before moving in…” This just screams scammer just so you know.
I did receive one e-mail from a potential roommate from a semi-retired person who wanted to move in. Now, I’ve never had a retired person move in nor would I discriminate against the notion because of their age. However, when I called the person Sunday afternoon and no one picked up, the person then called back twice in the span of 20 minutes between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm. I don’t know about your work schedule, but I go to work earlier in the morning so I have to go to bed early. With that said, those two phone calls were a slight annoyance.
However, I normally don’t shut off my phone because I don’t get too many phone calls anyway, so an argument can be made that it’s my fault for not shutting off my phone.
A day has passed since this person last called. I haven’t called this person back yet. I know some of you would be weary on having grandpa or grandma move into, but you have to be fair.
It seems like when ever I’m trying to find a roommate, my availability on the weekends stinks. This coming weekend, I’m going to NYC to visit my brother and attend a travel seminar. Next weekend, I’ll be out of state for a long weekend. If potential roommates want to meet up it has to bee on a weeknight, which may or may not work out and I may end up loosing out on an opportunity to fill my vacant room.
Month of May
If I don’t have find a roommate for the month of May, I’ll be short changing my principle payment to my second mortgage, which will keep me from reaching my goal. I was really hoping to find a roommate when I returned from my trip in mid April.
Sorry for the lack of posts, next weekend, I’ll have some time in a plane and will have plenty of time for writing. I have a couple good ideas for posts like pets and roommates, and a way I saved $1.00 of a gallon of gas during these days of $4.00/ gallon gas prices. Please stick around.