Who would have thought it would be rather easy to rent an apartment? I always thought that it would be sort of a long tedious process with a ton of paper work. Well the paper work was all there but we just told them how much we made a month, they checked our credit, and a week later they had our keys, and we were moving in. So the official move in date was yesterday April 11th, 2009. We left Riverside at about 9:00am and picked up my brother and headed down to Newport Beach (about an hour drive). When we arrived Jenn and I did a quick paper signing session, and they handed over our keys to the place, our mail keys, stickers for our cars to enter past the guards (gated entry), and keys for the pool/gym. After that we were off and running into our new place.
Here are some pictures of our one bedroom apartment, nice and empty!
Our Entry Way/Kitchen
Our View From the Apartment
So we did the tour, and we showed my brother Jake around the property and we were back out headed to get some groceries. Having brought next to nothing with us (just some wine I had bought on past Europe trips) we headed out to stock up on the essentials.Following the stocking up process we got some In & Out.
Good Old In & Out
After lunch I made sure to put together a walk through of our place so that I could see how it looked empty and then in a month or so look at the progress. So here is a video I shot of the entire walk through.
So we brought back the groceries and then we were off again out to a local Ikea where we stocked up on dishware, utensils, and some art work. I will not go into much of this because next week we are having both my brother Jake and Sister Amy over for a little apartment warming day, and then the following weekend we will be getting back to furnishing the place. So I will show more updates on the apartments when more of it gets filled with furniture!