part of the whole moving process slash stressors have been trying to figure out a place to live. it’s been difficult not being able to go over there, see the place, and then decide from that. a couple of months back we were googling “renting in edinburgh” and came across the citylets website. it’s pretty much a search engine for most of the available rentals in scotland and ireland through a number of letting agencies. they list out rentals for houses, flats, studios, town homes, garages, etc. it’s been very helpful but also very frustrating. i mentioned before that we discovered this a couple of months ago. well, that menas that for a couple of months now i’ve been scouring the site in search of our first edinburgh home. i’ve called agents to set up viewings the day will gets there and have asked for more information but everyone i’ve spoken to keeps telling me i need to wait. at first i was told, wait to look within a month of moving. then, i was told that was still too early. now we’re 2 weeks out from will stepping foot on scottish land and they’re telling me they can’t do anything until 3-4 days prior to his arrival; and they won’t let us book a place without seeing it first.
(insert scream here)
so, now we’re waiting… still waiting. we’re both go-with-the-flow people but man this flow is not our favorite. we’re getting to crunch time and i want a place for will to live… and not a cardboard box please. this has been the test of my patience and faith in God. i trust him to provide and get will there safely and get me a job and provide us opportunities to find friends but for some reason the apartment search is a hard one to let Him have. why is that? why can’t i just give everything to Him? why do i have to hold on to atleast one thing?
in the meantime, i thought i’d share with you our top 2 places we’ve seen and are hoping to get one of.
i will start off with saying that all of them meet all of our needs: within a mile and a half from new college, has a clothes washer, furnished, and within our budget of 550 pounds/month ($850/mo).
our first choice is on comely bank row. it’s a one bedroom that looks super narrow from the pictures but super cute! it’s 1.5mi from the school and has an open floor plan (which is rare) and allows pets!
isn’t it adorable?! i have no clue what the lay out is but i want it! the only con, that i can tell from the website, is that it’s available now. i’m praying and crossing my fingers that it stays available for will to get there and claim it!
the 2nd one on our list of potential homes is broughton road. i love how its furnished and it’s in a good neighborhood with a straight shot to the school; and allows pets too!