A place to lay my head

Posted on January 19th, 2010 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

For the last month or so, I have been looking for a place to live over this year.  It has caused quite a lot of torment actually, and I have spent a heck of a lot of time trying to sort it out.

A simple decision for some, it has been a very difficult decision for me as I have considered so many factors.  I have been looking for a place that I can set up a bit of a studio and writing room, as well as having the option of sharing the place with someone to help out with repayments or rent.

The was a place I have had my eyes on for quite some time, an apartment in between two places I tend to hang out in, Leederville and the William St precinct.  To buy it would have taken any hint of spare cash in case I needed it, but given me a nice place to live.  Today I went into the agent’s office and said, “Alright, let’s do it, let’s write it up.”

“Are you sure?” said he.

“Nope!” sayeth I.

He then proceeded to talk me out of it, and I am most glad he did.  I decided instead to rent my sister and brother-in-law’s place in the area that I love, smack in between Hyde Park, all the cafe’s and music venues I love, close to restaurants and my favourite chemist.  All walking distance. Nice.  So I am completely relieved, it is amazing how much a decision made can bring peace.  I will sleep well tonight.

When one has been given a medical prognosis of 12 months (I ain’t subscribing to this, mind), getting into a mortgage seems a bit of a waste, although at the time it was a decision that promoted a thinking that I would be around for a lot longer.  I can do that without a mortgage though.

So I did what any rational, level headed person would do who gained a fresh sense of financial freedom, went to the closest motorcycle shop, followed by the next closest music store.  A few orders made (relax fam, not at the motorcycle shop), and I with the purchase of some music gear recently, I have purchased temporary happiness.  Hey, I will take what I can get.  Delayed gratification is often overrated, especially at this pointy end.

So if anyone is looking for a place to lay their head in the Perth area, feel free to let me know.  I will be ruthless with my filtering process with potential housemates.  If you can clean and cook though, you are encouraged to apply.  Actually, congratulations, you’ve made it through the filter.  You can pick up the keys tomorrow.