Well, I just got an email from the building manager for the apartment I have applied for, and my current landlord finally got back to her about me. So, "unofficially" she says, we can begin to move forward with my renting process. Woohoo!!
The apartment is very small, about the size of my current living room with a bathroom and closets on one side and a kitchen on the other, so I will have to do a lot of purging before I move. But, it is an old building (which is one of the first things I look for) with hard wood floors and...A Claw Foot Bathtub! That is something I have always wanted. It has a controlled access entry and although it is on the first floor, it does not look out right onto street level. Heat and water is paid, which should save me a lot of money come winter. Plus, Winifred is welcome as are dogs (not that I would be getting one anytime soon, but at least I might meet some nice ones!)
So, perhaps some things in my life will be falling into place soon, and by October, I may be back in to a calm rhythm of work, school and movies...ah, that would be the life!