As soon as I woke this morning I began calling endless apartment complexes in the Tri-City area, so my boyfriend and I will have a place to live once we move.
Although the internet is a wonderful thing to have, I become hesitant from time to time because I do not know exactly what the property or surrounding area looks like. This is one of the reasons I wanted to call each complex and get a feel for those working in the office, as well as ask questions about the area.
So, as I went down the list we had comprised of what we found, I slowly began crossing some off as they did not accept pets or wanted the cats to be declawed before moving into our new home.
After making six phone calls, I decided to make one more before taking a break and going for a run.
That seventh call gave me all the hope in the world. I left a message on the answering machine of this particular complex in Kingsport. About an hour later I received a phone call back from a girl who was born and raised in the area. She was incredibly sweet and her accent was adorable. We spent a good 15-20 minutes, if not longer, on the phone not only talking about the monthly rent, security deposits and what the complex had to offer, but also what the community that had to offer.
As she found out a little more about Jason and I and what our plans were, she instantly began giving me websites of places to look for jobs, as well as information of where we could go hiking and enjoy the outdoors.
Before we got off the phone, she told me she would email me information, as well as send my contact information to her three sister properties in the same area, so I would have that information as well. She also encouraged me to call her if I wanted any additional information about this community.
If she is an indication of what the people are like in the Tri-City area, I am ready to make it my new home. Her personality kept our conversation going, it kept the questions flowing, which in turn helped me find out a little more information about the area.
My excitement of the area instantly grew as she shared the endless opportunities to go hiking and explore the outdoors. I only wish I could share that excitement with Jason in person, instead of through texts, since he will not be home until much later.
The excitement builds as the countdown of seven weeks before we move continues . ..