29 January, 2009

so behind.

I am so behind. I have been tagged twice and I need to dish out some awards, but for some reason I just haven't managed to get around to it. I promise I will.

I have been feeling out of sorts lately, I think its just a combination of missing home, trying to find a house and dealing with a darn toothache...which is totally my own fault, its been bugging me for months now. I am off to the dentist tomorrow...fun times.

Can I just tell you how difficult it is to find a house to rent...seriously. I have spent the last two weeks phoning agents...and I have been to see exactly one house...and it was a real beauty, let me tell you. The house was a shocker. It came with a state-of-the-art-non-existent stove...nope none, one grimy bathroom that could only fit a small child, and the carpets were a beautiful shade of every colour in the rainbow...beautiful!
But that was not the clincher people...the best part, was that the owner is moving into the flat behind the house...yes! So you get to share the patio with him and his kids....nice! Very Melrose Place.

Why is this so difficult?

12 comments:

Ordinarylife said...

That sounds just - uhmm, well beautiful......

Good Luck, I am sure the right place will come along shortly!

Rambler said...

It is insane... I gave up eventually and settled with family -(also helped me pay off my house in cape town quicker)...

I found a place for FJ through friends - so that's the best way - ask people you know... Where are you looking btw?

Good luck with it all!

Hayley said...

Thanks OL.

Thank goodness its not just me then Rambler. I am looking in Benoni.

Heather Nicole said...

Oh man, thats a bummer...I hope you find something soon. I'm sending a big hug your way, it sounds like you could use one!!!

On days like this you just have to throw you hands up in the air and shout "Serentity Now!!!"

(I'm not sure if you have ever watched Seinfeld, but thats where that came from)

jacki janse van rensburg said...

if you email me with the price range, and your cell no, i'll see what i can do.

it's called networking, doll!

Emily said...

I think trying to find a place to live is hard because we have all kinds of expectations in our minds of what we want and then can never find what we want:)

Jeanette said...

OMW how weird would that setup be!!
Hope you find something soon.

Veronica said...

I can only imagine what kinds of homes are available for rent- that one sounds "priceless" (as in you wouldn't take it if it was free!!). Glad it's not me having to find somewhere - Good luck Hayley!

Janet said...

Nice one! EEEUW! Shame Hayley - I do hope that you find something soon!

6000 said...

Hmm. Places like the one you describe should be checked thoroughly for hidden webcams and the like.
Be especially thorough in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Argh - just read it's in Benoni.

Better check twice, then.

Wenchy said...

I did have to smile at the Melrose Place bit

Joanne said...

Welcome to renting! Our place is a dump, in fact our daughter wont have her party here and I dont blame her.