Now that the whining about apartment hunting has been taken care of, I can say that the interview today at North Idaho College went well. At first they said I would probably get at least one class, and I just got an email saying they have three classes for me to teach! And the best part is that they managed to give me a three day a week schedule instead of five. One crazy detail is that classes start on Monday.
Also, Coeur d'Alene is an amazing area. The campus ends at a lake! For a while before my interview this morning--as we were at this really neat, open coffee shop with huge windows where everyone seemed really happy and kind--we thought, hey let's live in Coeur d'Alene! Then we realized that it wouldn't make sense since Joe would have to drive an hour to one campus at least four days a week. Plus it's supposed to be quite expensive. But for about ten minutes we were really excited about the idea.
But now that we found a decent place to live and we know we'll be able to pay for it, I think Spokane might start looking a little better. I felt like this when we first moved to Marquette too--lost, disgusted, unhappy. But I think these feelings only come from not knowing a place yet. Also, I've never lived in a big city before, have never had to worry about bad parts of town.
So, if our credit/background checks work out tomorrow, we may be able to move in as early as tomorrow evening or Saturday. This is good because we only have the Uhaul until Sunday morning, and it would be great if we could just unload once. The area of Spokane where our apartment is located is called Browne's Addition. It's a historic area with a lot of neat old houses and brownstone buildings. It's said to be a happening area where a lot of graduate students live. I'm mostly excited about our apartment's really large windows (and the windowsills where we will have to put all sorts of plants).
We were looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. But the neighbors are having a garage sale and say they are putting out a loveseat that's in good condition, so we may have to wake up early to check it out.