Early shift tomorrow. It's wicked cold outside. Winter's coming, and I don't have a suitable coat, but I don't mind.
I'm going home.
I'm not going into why this is a good idea for me right now, but suffice to say that while I love Boston, this isn't really the right time for me to be living here. I'll try again, later, but not for a while. The reasons to move here were good, but the reasons to leave California were flawed, and the things I was hoping to find here were things I could find (and in some instances already had) back home.
I talked with my roommate tonight and we have resolved to find me a replacement and hopefully a third roommate as well. If I can find at least one person before December (or at least have things finalised before December 20) the moving process will be made greatly easier: I just won't come back after visiting home for Christmas.
This said, does anyone know of someone who's looking into moving to Boston or finding a new place here? We're in Allston, closer to Brighton, the bus stops almost in front of our front door and Union Square is within walking distance. Heating, garbage and recycling, and hot water are provided; we pay for electricity, gas, and internet. We have a lot of space, two bedrooms, one bathroom and another one that the landlords say they'll fix up eventually. The landlords are pretty reasonable people and there's no middleman. It's about fifteen minutes to Harvard Square and half an hour to Copley. We have a washer and dryer in unit, and also a dishwasher. Nice view. It's not very loud except for the odd firetruck. Our neighbours are friendly and mostly keep to themselves (and also quiet). There's a lot of reasonably priced food options, a park, and nightlife also within walking distance. I'm currently paying about $950 (including utilities) a month; if we found two people, rent would be cheaper than that. My roommate has a cat. She doesn't smoke; I haven't either. If you want to negotiate with the landlords, you could potentially have a parking space.
We're also looking into putting up flyers and advertising elsewhere, but it'd be nice to find someone who's got the qualification of being a friend or a friend of a friend, etc. Any help is appreciated! Also, feel free to link this to people if you feel so inclined.
Less business, more blogging later. This is more urgent, though. Thanks.