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Looking for more housing!

  • 4th Apr, 2005 at 9:33 PM


Schoolbus of awesome
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

This weekend, I accompanied my friend Jeff around the Plateau in his search for a place to live. He's moving to Montréal and wisely decided to look for housing before having his things trucked up.

He arrived early Saturday afternoon during a rainstorm, so I got him inside quickly. We then dashed out to the nearest newspaper stand and grabbed whatever classifieds we could find. I set him up in the guest room with an Internet connexion and a telephone and let him go nuts.

After he was done, we arranged to meet up with some co-workers of his for dinner. After that adventure was over, we headed home to go to sleep.


After the rain
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

He arrived early Saturday afternoon during a rainstorm, so I got him inside quickly. We then dashed out to the nearest newspaper stand and grabbed whatever classifieds we could find. I set him up in the guest room with an Internet connexion and a telephone and let him go nuts.

We spent the next day on our feet. We ran from place to place in the pouring rain trying to figure out which one we liked the best. This was sort of a highly compressed version of my house hunt, which stretched over almost two months. His stretched over two days.


Number 5
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

There was a place where the landlord was so desperate to get rid of the place that anything Jeff disliked, he offered to replace. The flat looked like it used to be very nice, before it was completely destroyed by students.

We also saw apartments that were being renovated, with no hope of being completely by 1 July. But we were assured that they would be. I think a young couple who was walking around with us decided to take this one. I'm not too sure how wise a decision that would turn out to be. I wish them luck.


Lampstore with style
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

In the end, I think I fell in love with the flat with the claw-foot bathtub. I decided that if they took the place, my finder's fee is going to be baths, many luxurious bubble-baths, in that wonderful tub. Especially since I don't have a tub in my new place. This neighbourhood is great. We saw a kid skateboarding on the street, and parents watching their kids frolic in the park. We also saw the most awesome lamp store.

We called Angie who was presented with the decision. She called her mom. Then Jeff and I got back to her, and it was a done deal. They decided on the beautiful clawfoot bathtub. Jeff and I got a ride with the landlord's son, Stephane, to the landlord's office. Sam was pretty cheerful, especially since this apartment had a taker on the first day of showing. Jeff filled out all the paperwork, handed over some money, and now we just have to hope that it all works out.

By this time, both of us were tired and hungry, and we had a dinner appointment to make. Due to a horrible miscalculation, the restaurant I was supposed to go to was closed. So instead, Jeff and I went to the Nil Bleu for dinner. This was a mistake I will write about later.

I convince Jeff to stay the night instead of driving home on dark and slippery roads. We bid goodbye in the morning and I left him to fend for himself while I went to the gym. I've since heard from him on IRC, which means that he is safely in front a terminal.