Our stay in our first temporary apartment is coming to an end. We have to leave by 10:00 tomorrow morning. It’s been great. Super-IKEA-ified, really comfortable, really clean, safe for the kids, and the location is super convenient. It has served us well for our first 10 days here. (I can’t believe we’ve been here for 10 days.)
So now, it’s on to the next place. But until 3 hours ago, we didn’t have a “next place”. (I’m still not sure we really do.) This past week, we’ve been mostly focused on finding a place for permanent housing (and we’d been kind of hoping we might get that settled fast enough to not have to find a second temporary apartment) so we let the search for tomorrow’s apartment go until way too late. We do have a favorite permanent place picked out, but we won’t even see a lease on it until Monday, so we need a place for the next little while.
We were being really flexible on location, price and size, so we didn’t figure it would be too hard to find a place. Well, it turns out that finding a place equipped for kids (we need a porta-crib for Liam), walking distance to the U and which would allow Bailey wasn’t that easy after all. Also, most temporary apartments in Vienna are listed with multiple agencies, so three times now we have had places promised to us which are not actually available. Also, the Vienna City Marathon is this weekend, and is apparently really popular, so finding a place has been really challenging.
But, we have a place. At least, I think we do. It’s not ideal — it’s very small, no tub, only one bedroom. And hopefully a porta-crib. Ok, so it’s very not ideal. Sigh. Looks like I’m off to do more hotel/apartment searches . . . there has to be something out there that will work for us.