One of the hardest things we had to do, as we led up to our wedding and the months afterwards, was finding a place to live.
For starters, we both had different needs in what we were looking for.
CG - I wanted a nice porch (enclosed) so that we can sit outside on a nice evening, and not get bit by mosquitoes.
MA - And I wanted an office space within the house, both to keep my stapler (Office Space reference), and a place to do work as needed.
CG - We both wanted a nice size kitchen, bedroom and living area.
We have both been lucky in life, both in lineage and careers, and whilst money is not flowing, it is there when needed to make purchases, especially from the savings accounts.
So we started off after our wedding in a small apartment in The Bronx, NY, while we continued to look around for a place to start a family.
And in May, two months after our wedding, we found the house we had wanted, within the budget we had set aside for it.
But those two months were not easy. From looking at homes that had no upkeep on them, to houses that just wouldn't hold up if you put a nail in the wall, it's a tough thing to do.
CG - For those wondering, we did get the wants of both of us, and then some other things too.
So for those of you out there looking for a place, don't give up on what you are looking for! It's all about getting lucky on the right day!