I have some exciting news to share today! Last week Tuesday, Mike and I applied for an apartment and got it. We officially have our first place together! Our move in date is April 28, 2013. But before I get into that further let’s talk about the events that led up to that point.
Tuesday morning we had our first apartment viewing. It was in West Seneca at the Buffalo Creek Commons, located on Indian Church Road. We got there and then after finding the office we went to the door and it was locked. I thought maybe we had gotten there early however, the office should have been open regardless of the fact that we were 15 minutes early for our appointment. Mike called the number on the door and got a hold of the office manager, who wasn’t there. Apparently, there was confusion between the several numbers for this place and the appointment was made despite the fact that this office manager (who shows the apartments) wasn’t there.
Luckily, there was an apartment open for us to look at. Mike and I walked up the stairs to the apartment. This apartment was far from glamorous. I felt as if I had stepped into a time machine. The bathrooms and kitchen needed some serious updating. The kitchen was a galley (for those of you that don’t know what that is, it’s a narrow kitchen- basically counters and appliances on one side and counters and other appliances on the opposite side) it didn’t leave room for a dining table and the intended space for the dining table was in the living room. The plus side of this apartment was there was nice storage space, 1.5 baths, it came with appliances and included heat and water for $690. We took the application off the counter and decided we would fill it out once we got home.
After getting home, I really just keep thinking of the other places we could look at. I didn’t want to feel like we were settling. So I convinced Mike for us to continue our search. I started my search on Craigslist and my apartment viewer booklet and started starring pages. Mike began calling places to see if someone could show us something that day. That’s when we called Idylwood Resort Apartments in Cheektowaga. We were able to get in right then and there to take a look at an apartment. We got there and spoke with the leasing consultant then she took us to a building to show us an apartment. I absolutely fell in love with this place. The kitchen had tons of cabinet space and room for a dining table in the kitchen, a nice sized living room, decent sized closets, carpeted throughout and nice size bedrooms. The apartment was a little more expensive at $737 however, we were getting heat, water, and appliances plus amenities located within the complex such as: heated pool, basketball court, tennis, gym, community room, and a park.
Mike and I couldn’t pass this up so we ended up filling out our application and got approved on the spot. Good thing about applying for the apartment the day we did is now we get $650 off our first month’s rent. We couldn’t be more excited for it. So now it’s a waiting game to move in. I’m also going to start packing things up. I am so very excited about this. I can’t wait to decorate to my liking and just make it our own.
After telling everyone the good news Mike’s mom wanted me to pick out living room furniture (she wanted to buy us living room furniture for our wedding gift). I also was able to put a dining room table on layaway for us and bought a couple lamps for the living room. Then I just found out that my cousin is getting rid of her bedroom furniture so we scored some free stuff. I couldn’t be more excited for this next step for us.
Well before I leave you all, I have officially stuffed my wedding invitation envelopes and ordered our wedding cake server and my shower favors. I did have my first meltdown because I ordered the wrong paperweight, but I’m over that issue now. Well that’s all for now and I’ll be sure you keep you guys posted as I continue to get closer to the wedding! Until next time!