My fiance recently accepted a current job across the country from our home.
I am a freelance corporation in programming and software design and largely work from home.
My fiance on the other hand is a recent graduate in nursing school and had trouble finding work in our small town. When she landed the current job out west, we were both ecstatic. I mentioned for years I wanted a change of pace and thought this would be a perfect chance for us to start a current life in a current place neither of us had ever even stepped foot in. It was also going to be the first time either of us had lived in a medium sized city. The people I was with and I both had grown up and lived in that same small midwest hamlet our entire lives. What we soon discovered was that rent rates in our current neighborhood were unbelievably higher than back home. Whereas before we could rent a various bedroom loft on our income alone, we were now restricted to apartments only. It wasn’t the perfect solution, but we now had a chance to save from various incomes instead of 1, so we decided to stick it out. One big problem we’re having is how the air conditioner was installed. It is housed in a big closet that also contains our water gas furnace and our washer and dryer. The heat from both of those components sizzling up the air conditioner to the point where our electric bill is as high in this small apartment as it was back home in our aged house. I suppose that we will have to find a current apartment when our lease is up, because we can’t even afford to save a little each month with living costs as high as they are now.