Friday, August 21, 2015

What a freaking week... Wisconsin style

OMG!  What a freaking week it's been... talk about stress and strain.  We looked at 5 places on Weds. A house that was okay, a little weird, it was like a studio - no bedroom only a living space, kitchen and bathroom.  It did have a little storage room that would be a perfect room to keep Autumn in, but also a summer creepy basement.  It did have a yard, but no fence.  Next a cute, tiny apartment with one roommate over a tattoo parlor, but right in the middle of the "downtown" area.  Super cute, and would be perfect, but not very dog friendly.  Not a lot of room and nowhere to really walk her without making an effort.  It would be a pain in the winter, down the stairs and a bit of a hike to any sort of grass.  One house with 5 word...DUMP!  Then we met an apartment manager, she showed us a really adorable one bedroom apartment.  It was a little more expensive than we hoped, but certainly workable.  Another 2 bedroom, but it was too far away... and then the hammer dropped.... she found out about Autumn.  They were fine with dogs, but not pitbulls!  They have an aggressive dog clause with about 25 breeds on it and at the top of the list...our precious Autumn.  We had one more apartment to look at, but again as soon as the pitbull word was dropped they wouldn't even let us in the door.  Needless to say, pretty discouraging and stressful.  We still had the tattoo apartment on the back burner, but it really wasn't ideal.  We had one last chance, Brenna found a post on Facebook from a girl looking for a roommate that is "willing to live with a dog."  It sounded ideal, but we couldn't get ahold of her to find out if she still needed a roommate.   Really our last chance... I was starting to freak out...internally...In between all the stress we did manage to visit the University and see where Brenna will be working.
Natural resources building

Fried cheese curds

It's a beautiful campus and a lovely little town.  I think Brenna will be very happy here if we can just find her a freaking place to live!

Hanging in the hotel room.  She's pretty vicious.  Thank goodness we're all being kept safe from dogs like her.

Plenty of time for eating and drinking

Tired of the car and house hunting!

We finally heard back from the "last chance" girl.  She hadn't found a roommate yet and we immediate raced over to meet her and see the house...
It turned out to be PERFECT!!
The house is tiny, the room Brenna will get is even tinier, but definitely workable. It's a little shabby on the outside, but the inside is perfectly nice and she will be able to make it very nice.  The pluses are price - just what we were planning on, fenced backyard and it is literally across the street from the campus.  Brenna will be able to walk everyday and not worry about driving in the winter weather.  Her roomie, Ashley, is adorable and seems really very nice.  Her dog, Kessler, is older and just doesn't care, we brought Autumn for a visit and they got along perfectly.  What a freaking relief!!!  
Right now, Ashley's boyfriend is living in the house so Brenna won't be able to move in until next Friday, but that's okay we can deal.  We'll just put her in the hotel for a week.  The best part, the house has a garage for storage, so while she's in the hotel we can at least unload all her stuff out of the cars and put it in the garage.  We are saved and everyone is happy!! We leave tomorrow, it's going to be hard to leave my girl, but I think she's in a good place and I think she's going to be very happy here.  I just wish it were closer!

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