Our financial situation changed. We had to forego buying a house. We really wanted to, but we just could not swing it. So, we decided to get an apartment instead. A new one. We already had an apartment, but our lease was up. The landlord already promised it to someone else. Since we could not get our house for a few more years now, I told my wife we needed to look at the best apartments in Tallahassee. We did not have to settle for another small apartment with few things we wanted. We could go bigger to have that spare room we wanted, and we could get a place with granite and nice tile.
We got a place with nice laminate flooring for the living area, and our bedroom is big. The kitchen is the perfect size for the two of us, and it has appliances. Our apartment has a sliding door that leads out to an exceptionally nice courtyard. There is a barbecue grill out there, and our neighbors are nice. We barely knew anyone at our old place. We were happy to have this new apartment, and as far as we were concerned, it was one of the best apartments in Tallahassee.
Things sometimes do not work out like you planned them. We were saving to put a down payment on a house. We wanted a nice place, but we were worried about all the upkeep on a house at our income. We could afford the payment, and we had the down payment. Then a wage freeze at work made it so the numbers did not add up right for us to be able to maintain a house. We will not get into things that are over our heads, because it is just us to bail ourselves out. Instead, we decided to just get a better apartment. The nice thing about apartments is the cost is fixed and they fix everything that breaks.