WE HAVE AN APARTMENT!!!
So after getting a call from the landlord the same day as I filled out the application for this apartment, I get a call from Debbie who says "Yeah, the landlord says we can move in tomorrow!"
Oh, my GOD!
It's a one bedroom apartment on the first floor of an apartment tower right in the center of the city. One block from the largest shopping center in Honolulu, as well as one block from the Ala Moana beach park. It's also on ALL the major bus routes and fifteen minutes from the University.
So far, we are perfectly on schedule. We wanted to go to HI a week before the end of the month and sign a lease on the first of October. Guess what day tomorrow is? Incredible!
Oh, I wish I could be there right now! But Amina's wedding is next Saturday, and it's less than two weeks before I get out there myself. I guess it's time to ramp up the job search, because since this apartment is $1,200 a month, it's right on the edge of what I was comfortable paying. However, water is included, although electricity is not, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Altogether, with food, etc., expenses will probably be around $750 a month. That means, living on bare bones, I have two months of savings. In two and a half months, I will absolutely have a fabulous (and well-paying) job. Please, please God, I need a fabulous, well-paying job.
But half the battle is over. Apartment, check. Job? Soon.
Countdown to HI: (I count today as over, so...) 13.