Everything but the dog…

Thanks to everyone for their support and suggestions for a new place to live.

This has been so stressful, but it was good to know that we have so many good friends who have offered us leads for a new place, offered up their own homes, futons, and air mattresses as places to stay, given us general moving and home-hunting advice, and lent us their patient ears while we (ok, I) stressed out. We also had more than a couple of friends who spent time researching places for us, driving out and looking at places/sending us digital photos, friends who gave us access information to housing databases, etc. We even had friends bring boxes, offer to help us pack and move… it is all so overwhelming, and we are very grateful and very loved. Thank you.

So the good news is that we have found & been accepted for a place! Not just any place… it is nearly perfect… except for one small thing. We call it “Everything but the dog…” It is everything we wanted, but we can’t have a dog. Specifically, this dog, Rusty

Our place is everything that we wanted it to be… in a good neighborhood on a safe, quiet street, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, large living room, dining room, kitchen… a good amount of storage space, hardwood floors, built-in bookcases with a one car garage and easy street parking (with permit). AND it is month-to-month! One minus is that the place has no appliances (refrigerator, stove, or washer/dryer) at the moment, so we will need to get all of these. And of course, NO PETS was written in big bold text on the application and rental agreement. Since we do not actually HAVE a dog (we just really really wanted one), we could not pass up the place.

They are still working on the place (there is a lot of fixing up to do, plus they are planning to refinish the hardwood floors), so it will not be available until April 2 (moved up from April 3).

Moving aside, we both have a number of prior commitments that fall in and before this weekend. We have already started packing will likely need to have movers do the dirty work on the 2nd (we both have an event to be at the night, so we need to be done by 4:30pm on Friday).

If you still want to help us,
1) Help us find appliances (fridge, gas stove, washer/dryer)
2) Do you have suggestions for affordable movers?
3) Are you in So Cal and have a home that would welcome Rusty (and allow me visitation rights)?

Thanks again.

-Joz and Yoshi

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5 Responses to “Everything but the dog…”



  • I’m glad you found a place! I wish I lived in the area so I could help. :(


  • Reminds me of a song:
    “My building’s got every convenience. Its gonna make it much easier for me. Its gonna be cool to get things done. I will relax along with my love ones..” Can you guess the song?

    Happy for you Joz oh and you too Yoshi. I got a fridge in the basement that were planning to get rid of as soon at the weather gets warmer. If youre ever in NYC before May, its yours!

    Lets see, affordable movers. Ever heard of Moishe? As far as Rusty is concerned, how about giving Chris Pirillo a shot at it. He probably misses Sproket a lot.

    I should go blog at my site instead of here. Anyway, congratulations!


  • Congrats on finding a new place.

    My friend moved recently and she used “Starving Students” – I think they’re cheaper than most other places.

    You can try looking on the Recycler online or Craig’s List for used appliances if you want that because your next place might have these things… it depends on when you’re planning on moving again.


  • Congrats on the new place! The house really sounds great. I’m sorry you can’t have dogs. I would really want to have Rusty, but since there’s like an ocean between us that’s not really an option .. Good luck moving :)


  • YEAHHHH. Is that Martian Taiwanese dog quiet??? Maybe they won’t even know he is there?????? He looks like a Kazoo:)

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