Whether you are about to venture into a new dorm room with a stranger or looking to keep costs down (like me) a room mate can be a great or miserable experience. One of the things to help make it the former would be to get to know one another before or early on. Hopefully you have some things in common and can hit it off.
Finding myself living with a complete stranger (something I NEVER saw myself doing) I find my nosy side coming out and wanting to know more about him. So here is a list of questions I’ve come up with for us to answer and gt to know once another better. You can turn it into a game taking turns answering first, or maybe just ask a few at a time. Either way you choose, here are some good things to know about who you’re living with.
- Allergic to anything?
- Are you a night owl/early riser?
- Do you like spicy foods?
- Any brands you HAVE to have? (Give me my Dukes! Don’t try and play me with that miracle whip stuff. =P )
- What’s your favorite chore?
- How about least favorite?
- Do you have a job?
- Do you know the hours?
- What kind of music do you like?
- Who’s your favorite band/singer?
- If you could only watch once movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- How about T.V.? Do you watch a lot of it? Have a favorite show?
- Do you plan on having a lot of guests over?
- What are your hobbies?
- If you were stranded on an island with only three things, what would they be?
- Do you have any current health, physical, or mental issues we should know about?
- In case of emergency, do you have a number of someone I can call for you?
- What kinds of milk do you drink?
I’m sure there are plenty more questions and I will probably update this list a few times. For now though, here is a nice starting point to get to know the person you will be sharing your living space with. 🙂
Well, its time. I’m mostly moved in and its the first night in the apartment. I’m aggravated that I was so worried about making sure K liked the shower curtain too, that I didn’t get one. He went ahead and put his up before we can talk. Now I’m stuck looking at an ugly green and brown thing.
I did settle on a theme for my room. I’m really excited because I’ve never really been aloud to decorate before. The theme is beach. Nice, neutral, and and not childish. It also goes with the white wicker dressers my granny gave me. Once I settle down and see how my finances are, I’m going to work on changing the knobs on them to starfish, anchors and mermaids. I saw them on Etsy and thought they would be a nice little touch of added beach.
I’d tell you more about Kyle but he hasn’t come home yet. Asked when I would be here (I get off at one) and said good, the guy was coming to set up the internet between 3-5. So I went back to my parents after I got off; grabbed all of my clothes from the closet and the few drawers I had left, some of my toiletries, sheets and pillows, and what food I had in the house and raced home.
Of course the guy didn’t show until 5. Its all good though because it gave me a chance to unpack what I had just brought over and settle down. I even started a craft. The man came same time as my dad did to help with my blinds and the lamp I got. While they did there thing, I did mine painting a little picture in my art journal:
I guess, its not a bad thing if he’s going to be gone most of the time but he said he wanted to talk about the shared spaces and stuff? I also had a few questions for him, to get to know him better. A matter of fact, I’ve been trying to gather them all together so maybe I’ll make another post just of questions. This way they are all in one place and I can go back and pick a few every once in a while, without bombarding him all at once. Its the first day of our year contract…I don’t want to scare him away yet!
We signed the papers yesterday afternoon. I’m going to start moving things in today. Yay!
Well as I was picking up my niece today, I got a phone call. Looking down I see K, the guy from the other apartment. Turns out his cousin bailed on him and he has until the end of today to tell the owners if he wants it. So he called and asked if I was still interested. Given so far this was my only other option…
im lookin for a female to share my master bedroom with…im a single dad….interested
I said yes. Lol I dropped the kiddos off with their mom and went to pick up my stepdad and we were off to check it out. It looks nice. Both bedrooms are the same size but one has a glass door to the back patio and a door into the bathroom. He took that one and took off $13 from my side of the rent. Fine enough for me. 🙂
I can’t believe I’m finally moving out on my own…and with a stranger! I’ll let you know when more happens.
~Nervous *cough* I mean Nick
Well, maybe this name is perfect after all. I just got this email…
I’m sorry to inform you that I will have to place a hold on the roommate situation. My cousin just broke up with her long-term bf that she was living with and now she has no place to go other than me. My parents and aunt are asking me if I could roommate with my cousin until she get back on her feet. I’m not liking this situation I have been put in. In fact, I’m pissed b/c I’m not in the best of terms with my cousin but she is family. I wanted to let you know as soon as possible so that you still have time look around. I am sorry for any inconveniences I have placed on you and good luck with your endeavours.
So back I go looking. =/
I wrote out a post last week with an update and a recipe but it didn’t post? Oops. Sorry! So update:
I worked an extra shift last Friday and I have another one tomorrow. I also signed up for one on the 21st.
I also have some good news on the home front, I have a place! Well, nothing official yet. I still have to go down and get the background check (I know I’ll pass) but yay! If I knew this was going to work out so quickly, I would have named this blog something else! LOL
I will be continuing this, blogging about the move and living out on my own for the first time.
I do have a roommate, I’ll call him K on here. I haven’t met him yet but we have talked on the phone. He’s four years younger then I am and has a full time job. He also is a part time student and in the process of a divorce.
The apartment is a bit further then I wanted but for the price, I can’t be picky. I might not even need to get a second job if I can keep picking up extra shifts!
Well, that’s all for now. I’ll post again after I meet K.