Monday, May 12, 2008

Scary Scary...

I was almost signing the contract for the 1B1B apartment. So, I randomly googled to search for more information about the neighborhood. I type the address of the apartment for google search. A scary news popped up: Dead body found at the same address of that apartment I was going to rent. It's just so scary and I didn't feel comfortable to rent it at all. I am concerned about the safety of the neighborhood, although several people told me the neighborhood of winter hill is safe.

Thanks God. Very quickly, we have found another apartment which is on Highland Ave. It is only 0.6 miles away from where I am going to work. It'd be about <10 minutes walking distance. The apartment looks good. To check for the safety around the neighborhood, I've called different places on that street to inquire, such as a Thai restaurant, community organization, YMCA and even a high school on that street. They all gave positive comments. So, we decided to take this one. Today, I've sent every documents, had my credit checked by the broker, signed the lease and also mailed the rent. The housing issue in Boston is settled..Yeah!! We have a place to stay in Boston now!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Got a good deal for a 1B1B apartment in Boston..

The broker has contacted me this morning and showed me some pictures of the apartment. It looks awesome and clean. The price is good with heat and hot water included. Though it's not very big, I believe it's more than enough for 2 people to build up a cozy family there. If everything is okay, I think we are going to take it. Praise the Lord for preparing everything for us.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Working hard for my dissertation

I haven't blogged for a while simply because I have no time. These days, I have been busy working on my PhD dissertation. The defense exam is coming up on May 28th. I am still editing my dissertation. There are always something to modify every time I review it. It seems like an endless process. I guess I'll just do my best to make it as good as possible.

I am looking forwards to the vacation with Calvin and Eva in June. I haven't visited SF for several years. It should be fun visiting there again.

77 days left before Sandra comes to U.S.. I am so excited about it. We have already booked the tickets from L.A. to Boston. We will leave on July 27th by the red eye flight. It's so much fun to plan everything together, little by little. Now we are looking for housing in Boston. We have contacted several brokers. Hopefully, we can get an apartment as soon as possible.