A new housing development of apartments in my town is having a lottery in February. Boyfriend and I, with combined incomes, qualify. The rent would be cheaper than what we pay now for a 2br, and it would be in a new complex, with a washer & dryer in the unit, but I think it only includes one parking spot. We could probably pay a little more for another. Unfortunately, our lease isn't up until September 1st and we don't have enough money in savings for a deposit right now, so it's not worth applying for. We're also in the 3rd qualifying group because we aren't married, so we'd be much less likely to get an apartment (we'd end up on waiting lists). Oh well. Good to know these kinds of things happen, but no way it could happen for us right now.
I worry about staying at this apartment sometime. The landlady is having insulation blown in today (starting with attic and 2nd floor since that's required for the solar panels they're having installed, but will have the 1st floor done at some point too, yay!), so it's good to know they're working on improvements. I just discovered that the glass pane in the lower half of one of our bedroom windows is loose. There's nothing on the back of the bottom edge holding it in. I can push it away from the frame and stick my finger out in the gap. I don't know if we'll ever be able to afford/arrange to get a washer & dryer.
I just have to remember that starting in a couple of weeks, my paychecks will be $30 more. That $60 per month will be very nice to have.
BTW, my MDA holiday cards are heading out today. I have a few extra cards so if anyone wants one, shoot me a PM!