I'm starting my first ever capital-J Job in eight days. I still don't have a new apartment.
But we're really goddamn close: we have a "reservation", which means they won't give it to someone else in the meantime, and we sent nearly all of the two dozen documents they want. Then the official owner of the property needs to give the thumbs up, but since that's some real estate business that should be fine? (It's a fucking one-year contract and we've shown we have enough savings to rent like three years, so it better be fucking fine.)
If we get the thumbs up and get to live there, it'll be damn near perfect. The neighborhood is "rough" by Dutch standards, but the apartment complex is brand-new, 1000sqft, not too long of a commute for me and (divided by two) rent & utilities are really affordable. Plus my housemate will be my best friend that I've known for nine years.
In other news, I got myself an iPad Pro for work/home. If anyone has app recommendations, lemme know! I love the thing already: I like to sketch out my thoughts and the iPad is super useful for that kind of work. It's also almost making my desktop PC useless, because consuming media / articles / news / hubski is much nicer on that thing.