Update: Well it's Saturday and after chasing after 6 different apartments in our favorite neighborhood with zero luck... we went into our second favorite neighborhood and have quite possibly scored a nice clean apartment just 2 blocks from Greenlake. I have a feeling we will probably get it and it's such a strange mixture of nervousness and excitement for a new step to finally be coming true, it's scary, it's real and it's a new joyful adventure. I wish we could have found something in Ballard as two of our besties live there and and we just love that area the best. But at the same time, living in this apartment will give us the opportunity to save a bit of money this year and I mean, we can walk to a lake and have picnics whenever we want. Hopefully we can make friends with some neighborhood dogs too. The manager of the apartment seems like a really rad dude. And the apartment has a rooftop deck with a grill so hopefully we can use that to our full advantage while the weather is nice this summer and fall. It's a corner unit so hopefully that means we will get some nice light. And the carpets are brand new as are multiple things in the bathroom so hopefully that is a sign that the management takes good care of the building. Ooh I'm so nervous! After multiple disappointments with apartment hunting all week, it's suddenly crazy feeling to know that we probably just scored a place! Ah!