how rachel got her apartment back

August 15, 2009 in apartment,move,Syracuse

There once was a girl named Rachel who lived in a town named Syracuse for about 3 years. After about three years she decided to take a pay cut and go back home to be near her family and her ill grandmother. She, reluctantly, said goodbye to her cozy little apartment with extremely low rent in a really great neighborhood, packed up her belongings and went back to a place called Ohio.

She lived in this magical place called Ohio for two years. Why is it magical? Because that’s where BF and Rachel met! After two years of working in Ohio, Rachel decided to take a different job back in Syracuse. She went up to Syracuse without an apartment! How crazy! But was staying with her friend, CGirl.

She searched and searched and searched for a place to live. Apartment Finder. SIGH. No luck. Then one magical day, she went back to Craigslist. And she sees “2 Bedroom. INSERT STREE NAME HERE. Upper.” The number to call? Her old landlords number!

Quickly dial. Sure enough, the current tenant is buying a house and her old apartment is back up for rent.

“But the ad says no pets. Can I still have Oscar puppy there?” says Rachel.
“Of course. And what were you paying before? I know I posted $550, but how about $500?” says Old Landlord.

Ummm. YEAH!!

Rachel went to go look at the place just to make sure. When she walked in to the apartment she saw it: her old kitchen table that her parents have had since she was born. She wasn’t able to get it out of the apartment when she left perviously so she had to leave it, which broke her heart. But there it was.

The current tenant said to her “Oh this table was here when we moved in. We’re leaving it when we move out.”

Security deposit? Paid. Sigh. Fate, that’s what this is.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Lil' Woman August 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Wow that is awesome! Congrats and that is great that your old landlord even lowered the rent! ๐Ÿ™‚


TheAnalyst August 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Great news! I'm happy for you!


Cat* August 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm

WOW THIS IS SO COOL. Lucky girl!!!
Happy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


Gwen August 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm

It was meant to be!!! Congrats and Yay for lowered rent!!! XOXO


Mrs EyeCanSee August 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

That's amazing!! Funny how fate works sometimes! When it's meant to be…it's meant to be.


Summer Wind August 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm

that is SO awesome!! so happy everything is working out so great for you, you deserve it!


Molly August 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm

That is awesome! Glad you did a little recap so I knew the whole story, too. ๐Ÿ™‚


Novelista Barista August 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

omg! that is such a great story!!!!!!! im so ahppy that worked out for u! that like never happens!


Jenny @ Practically Perfect... August 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm

That is so perfect – how wonderful!


la aventurista August 15, 2009 at 6:49 pm

That's amazing! Congrats!


Sew.What. August 15, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Talk about fate, that's amazing luck right there!


Lisa Michelle August 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm

AMAZING!!! I think you should buy a lottery ticket tonight.

That is too awesome!


Debbie August 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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Andi August 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

That is so awesome to move back to the same place! The Universe is funny like that sometimes!


Raine August 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm

OMG! Its fate! Congrats!


Travel & Dive Girl August 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Congratulations! Luck certainly is on your side. Sometimes fate is just awesome.


*krystyn* August 16, 2009 at 12:45 am

WOW!! That is an amazing deal!! How awesome for you!! Great news!!


here we go again August 16, 2009 at 3:42 am

that is SO fantastic! congrats ๐Ÿ™‚


Georgie K. Buttons August 16, 2009 at 4:11 am

Awesome! Glad for you!


. August 16, 2009 at 5:33 am

Yay! How great. It definitely sounds like fate.


Kristen @ August 16, 2009 at 5:50 am

what an awesome story!!! I cannot believe the table was still there!


Jessica August 16, 2009 at 5:56 pm

That's just amazing! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you, mainly because you get that dang table back! Who would have thought?!


Carolyn August 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Haha that's so funny that you got your same apartment!! Hope you are transitioning well despite missing the BF.



little erin August 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm

hahaha!!!! yeah, thats pretty much perfect. serendipity to the fullest!


Kassie August 16, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Now THAT'S a story!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Tara Gibson August 16, 2009 at 11:07 pm

thats a great story!

ps my blk dress is from forever : )


Valerie {Next to Heaven} August 17, 2009 at 12:52 am

How awesome!!! That's great luck! Or fate!!



Seashells&Sunshine August 17, 2009 at 2:42 am

yay! that's awesome. and is totally fate.


Julie Dunlap August 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm

LOVE that story! I can't wait to hear Part II…


Valerie at City|Life|Eats August 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm

This is way too awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!!


JW.BW August 18, 2009 at 1:30 am

That really is FATE!!! I'm sooo glad you got your table back!!


sarah August 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm

That's unbelievable! COngrats!


Cristin August 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm

that's great news. what are the odds?!?


Chelle September 8, 2009 at 12:26 am

I just stumbled across your blog and this post made my heart happy. I pictured you walking in and seeing the table and decided that this blog is one of my new faves. Even though you have challenges with the changes in your life, and you miss BF in Ohio, at least you are “home” at the end of each day.


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