Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Roommate Luck

It's hard to believe it's already almost the end of the month!

Normally I'd write a post a day on the 31st, 1st and 2nd, but it occurred to me today that I'm going to have to do some prep writing this month. Why?

I'm going out of town to meet The Boy's mom on Friday.

*cue panic*

I've never actually been "taken to meet mom" before. I've always either known them before, or met in a very casual setting.

I'm meeting her at her birthday party.


So, yeah, I'm going to have to get my posts written early because Friday is going to be spent hyperventilating into a paper bag.

Possibly Thursday night as well.

Anyway, on to money stuff. I actually have a roommate now! Actually, I've had one since the middle of February. I lived with him for my first couple college years, so I know we can live together. He had been unhappy with his existing living arrangement (living with parents, unemployed), but was hesitant to take the first steps forward to actually change it. He was worried about money, obviously, because he didn't have an income to make the jump with. The area he was living in isn't exactly known for being an employment hot spot either.

So, I told him to move to Edmonton, crash at my place, search for work here, and we'd work something out rent wise when he found a job. I haven't asked for anything since he'd moved in, but this month he pitched in on utilities. Yay! I think he felt bad when he saw that my electrical bill spiked after he moved in (he has lots of electronics).

Apparently I overestimated the job market here though, this weekend he FINALLY got a call back on a resume he took in over a month ago. That took far longer than I expected.

Anyways, he has an interview on Thursday. Wish him luck!


My money, my life said...

Good luck, Cassie's roommate! A friend of mine has housed two roommates this way. And both of them have turned into romantic partners. He married the first one, had two kids with her, and divorced recently. The second one just moved in with last months, and they have fallen in love and are seriously committed! LOL I know it's not the same situation with you, but it's a funny story to share. :)

Dolly Iris said...

That was nice of you to offer up the opportunity. Good karma builder. I wish your friend luck and hope the situation works out for you both.

Rubee said...

All the best! I'm currently looking for a job too and it's not very pretty out there so I know he'll definitely needs all the luck he can get.

The Asian Pear said...

Good luck. It'll be fine though. Just be yourself and relax!

Cassie said...

@ My money, my life - I laughed when I read this, because my roommate is actually an ex boyfriend from years ago. I don't foresee going down that road again, lol.