Living at Jackie’s is starting to get on my nerves. For one I think I am paying too much in rent and other expenses, and for the other I am starting to get fed up with her lifestyle and the people whom she chooses to invite into her (our) home.
I was speaking to Britt today on the phone and lamenting my situation when she said that perhaps I should look for a garden cottage in our area. This possibility never occurred to me because I always thought there aren’t many houses in Sea Point and only very few have separate granny flats. However on my break from work today I went into www.gumtree.co.za and looked around a bit for things that are within my price range on this side of the mountain. Imagine my surprise when I found what looked just like the right place : Pet friendly flatlet in a secure block, and the rent is only R500 more than what I pay at Jackie’s. Immediately I emailed the poster of the ad and noted his cell number.
I was too impatient to wait for an email response, I phoned a few hours later. The good news was that the flat was still avialable, the bad news was that I will only be able to view it on Monday. I hope it is the right place, and I hope to be able to take it starting next month.