June 9th, 2007
|01:07 pm - Finally back~|
Finally got my computer back today, new harddrive and CPU fan whee~ I'm not even going to attempt to read up all the entries I missed while I was out for the past week, the number of entries probably number in the thousands >_____< Anyway, mom's in China now, just called her yesterday and she's doing good, the lease for our apartment next year is signed although my roommate, Angela pissed me off again on that issue, bloody hell, she's such a freaking spoiled brat and a whiner on top of that, I need to find a good paying job to make some money and start living on my own, this roommate thing is getting tiring. Well anyway, gonna go finish setting up my computer and re-installing all my programs (I never realize how many programs I use regularly until I need to re-install them all; photoshop, winzip, winrar, hjsplit, msn, bitorrent, etc. etc., woot).
Ah well do you know where I can find a spot for an apartment? I really don't know what Ottawa is like for apartments and such.
Yeah I know what you mean. Last year when I got my laptop I had to d/l and install all the programs I needed and I had dial-up. It was a big pain in the ass.
How have you've been?
Apartments? Oh there's lots of them around the university if you don't feel like commuting to school everyday. Depending on when you want to move in you should probably start looking soon (usually it's 2 months before you move in you should start looking). I'm moving into the apartments on Lees St. next year, there's 3 or 4 highrise apartments over there and a lot of students live there since it's only around a 15-20 minute walk to the campus or you can take the bus which is like 5 minutes. There's also apartments right across the canal (you know that new bridge they built over the canal? If you use that bridge it's like, 5 minutes to get from the apartments on the other side over to campus, my roommate right now Jackie and her boyfriend are moving into one of those next year). Then there's some on Rideau St. that you can look around and some in the residential areas around campus (if you take a walk on Laurier St. from the campus to my place you'll see a ton of apartments).
Rent is pretty steep though since it's near campus and downtown, usually it's around 700-800 for a single bedroom, 1000 for a 2 bedroom, I find most students have someone living in the living room just to bring the cost a little lower for each person. And then when you're looking for an apartment don't forget to ask them if their prices include hydro, heat, water and all that junk too. If you're willing to commute everyday by bus or something then you can probably look at apartments a little farther away from downtown and the rent from what I hear goes two or three hundred dollars lower, like around the Hurdman bus station and stuff. Look around online, there's a lot of websites for various apartments and things and you can get a general idea for prices, here's a few websites:http://www.clvgroup.com/Residential_Rentals/index.php?gclid=CJDaxJ_q0YwCFQhDUAodC1Y2sAhttp://www.paramountapts.com/http://www.rentersnews.ca/?KNC-Y37D29174813http://www.247apartments.com/rentals/Ontario/Ottawa.asp
Good luck!! ^0^
I actually found a cheaper place on the off-campus housing site. Since the the links you gave me, I couldn't find one that I really liked.
THANK YOU!! :DD It's great to be back!! <3<3<3
anyways, welcome back!!
|Date:||June 10th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow, Mengya...how did you live without your computer, I can't imagine it...good to see you back on though-James
Hey~! Long time no hear, how's everything going? Summer going well for you?
|Date:||June 12th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)|| |
Doing well..I'm still in school, and my family is moving back to London, so I'm finally going to living on my own!I haven't heard from you in a while either, your livejournal is my constant reminder of you lol!!!-James