Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Houston, We Have Tenants

Three very young, very sweet, very nerdy boys, first-year students living on their own for the first time. They came with money for the security deposit this evening and signed their rental agreement. We are old enough to be their mothers and feel kind of like we are in fact their camp counselors. We went over every clause of the agreement this afternoon, just to make sure they understand what's up and don't mistake us for surrogate parents.

And they don't seem to be quite as green as we feared; they mentioned that they're looking into renter's insurance, which is something that never even occurred to me until I was a good dozen years older than they are. Also, they asked very nicely if they could have a new shower head.

In the last week we've fielded dozens of calls and emails, showed the apartment to twelve or fourteen prospective tenants, but received only six actual applications (two of whom each called back within a day to say they were taking another place). I've now had enough excitement for the next year or two and now just hope [karma being what it is] that these guys don't do what we did last year and ditch us for another place in the next week.

Also that they're really as low-key and unassuming as they seem. They mentioned that their big social event is video game parties on Sunday afternoons. I think I can handle that.


Anonymous Arwen said...

Yay for tenants! They sound like pretty good ones.

9:22 PM  
Blogger chasmyn said...

Yay! Wahoo! Yay for geeks, too! I just hope they manage to clean up after themselves every now and again.(reminisces back to Josh's college roommates and their disgusting habits...) lol

But they DID clean the place when they moved out.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

So are we invited to the gaming sessions or not?

7:40 PM  
Blogger elswhere said...

Rachel, if your dad will come fix their showerhead, I'm sure we can work something out.

7:48 PM  

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