I’ve been weighing my options lately; I recently moved across the country for a job. The job is great; however, the apartment that I picked up has turned out to be a disaster. The landlord regularly works on construction projects (with power tools, shop-vacs, etc.) right outside my bedroom wall. This goes on clear past 10pm sometimes 11pm at night. I wake up at 5am for work. He knows this. He knew this when I moved in. He tells me “text 15 minutes before you go to bed.” That never actually works, though. He gives me some line like I should feel guilty or grateful that he is there to begin with. It actually has gotten worse. I am now being awakened in the middle of the night by my new neighbors who have the room above me. There “adult relationship” involves a very screechy bed and some animal-like moans. Never had this with the previous people that lived there. I would talk to them about it, but that seems like an awkward reason to knock on someone’s door -- “hey, your adult relations are waking me up in the middle of the night, have you consider a less springy bed and possibly not groaning so loudly? I know it only lasts 3 minutes, but that’s a pretty noisy 3 minutes.”
So -- I do have a clause that allows me to break lease for $250. It will suck, but it seems like I need to just do it since I get no comfort of “home” where I am now.
I have been talking to a girl recently and who knows how this will end up (we have both stated that a relationship is a possibility). She has a 3 year old -- almost 4. So now I’m nervous to sign a new lease on a one bedroom apartment should things actually advance quickly and suddenly I need an extra room. Am I over thinking this here? I just don’t know. Also, I’m really not sure if I will just end up with another situation where I get to hear the mating calls of the wild nightly ... how do you actually know an apartment will be private from this.
Should I just suck it up and deal with the grunts and groans, the power tools and the shop-vacs, and just concentrate on building a relationship with this girl? I feel so... confused!
I know, my own problems. Just curious if outside perspective might aide my decisions.