We have been terrible about keeping people updated lately, we are so busy spending time with all the people that we missed while we were in Korea. After Hawaii, where we had a blast (and might post some pictures soon of this) we went Oregon for a very short visit with the Waites. After most of the new nieces and nephews on the Olsen side ran from me, I was glad to have all of the nieces and nephews from the Waite side run to me. I really missed them a lot.
We also got to spend some time with one of Christina's old roommates. We went to a cabin and lake in central Washington, it rained until the day we left, but we still had a great time. We wanted to spend more time in Oregon but we kept feeling like we needed to get to Logan to find housing. I was especially torn because my brother really needed help with a fencing contract that he had. We didn't have a ride to Utah, but by luck (or most likely divine intervention) I met up with my old institute teacher and we found out he was going to Utah the next Monday. I really wanted to stick around Oregon another week because a cousin was returning from a mission, and another cousin was blessing his baby, but in the end we took the free ride to Utah.
We spent a day getting insurance and clearing up some other errands, and then we went to Logan. We spent the first day trying to find a cheap mobile home without success. That night we drove up Logan canyon and camped out. The next day we gave up looking for a trailer and started looking for apartments. We called about 27 zillion numbers, but didn't have much success, but we did find a lot of places in our price range. After we had spent most of the day driving around and calling people that didn't answer their phones, we decided to check out an apartment that Christina had found that was listed just that morning.
We looked at it and liked it but found out that there was another couple who had filled out an application before us. The apartment was right across the street from campus, and only one block from the building that all of my classes were in, we really wanted it. It was one of the cheapest apartments that we had found, and it was in such a great location, the managers assured us that they never had any trouble filling vacancies, but that they would call us if the other couple decided not to take the apartment.
By that time we were both tired of the search, but we kept looking and did not make much progress. What I don't understand is why people list apartments for rent and then never answer their phones? Don't they want to rent them out? Or are they so sure of filling them that they only answer the phone occasionally just to make it more interesting? Anyways, we got really annoyed with the search and decided to call it a day. We camped out again in Logan Canyon and went to the library the next morning to charge our phone and check to see if any new apartments had been listed. We didn't find any promising leads, and were just waiting for the phone to finish charging when we got a call (we had left about 27 zillion messages the day before, so we were hoping to hear something good) it was the place right across from campus, and the other couple didn't want the apartment. I ran down the hill to give them the money for a background check, and if we pass, we have the apartment.
We feel that we have been very blessed to find a cheap apartment so close to campus. As always, everything seemed to just fall into place when we needed it most. We will be in Lindon for a little while longer, then we're off to Logan. We are excited to start this new stage in our life.
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