Monday, September 17, 2007

A Super Expensive Storage Unit

So after several days of looking for apartments (and quickly realizing our "price range" was a pipedream). We found one! We found it about a week and a half ago but the paperwork has taken a little time. So this apartment is pretty crazy. Only actually viewing the apartment in person could adequately explain it. It's a basement... which is fine, lots of people live in basements. But yesterday when we went to the realtor to sign the lease. He put down in front of us a lease for a storage unit. I guess because of window size and ceiling height and who knows what else, the apartment is not a "legal" apartment. We were not aware of any of this until yesterday and we just kind of looked at each other and gulped. We asked the realtor if we could have minute to talk it over. He left and we both just felt sick. The idea of going back to square one made us want to cry (and I'm sure it would have made Larry and Betsy cry since we've already been staying with them longer than we planned), but we were afraid that we were about to sign away any residential rights we might have had. Before we had to make a decision though, the realtor came back in and offered to draw up a month to month lease so that if the "apartment" wasn't adequately maintained at any time we could leave. We felt relieved and decided to go ahead with it. So tomorrow we'll sign the new lease... a month to month lease for a storage unit that will cost us three times our Denver rent. You gotta love New York.


Elizabeth said...

do we need to be scared about what you're living in? I'm sure it's great - or at least you'll make it great. Running water and the spirit, that's all you need to make a storage unit a home.

Plus, just think of the stories you'll be able to tell your kids someday... you can't put a pricetag on that.

We love you. Good luck!

Andrew said...

So, what do you guys plan on storing there? Does it have a kitchen. I've heard most high end storage units do have kitchens these days.

Teri said...

I just felt sick for you guys at that moment. But, you are the Rissers! You will make it work and enjoy every bit of it! You don't need much but eachother, a floor and Reggie, right? A storage unit? A storage unit? Wait until Ryan hears this one! It's a perfect GK story to tell in the future. We miss you guys!