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Old 04-05-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Well, at least you have friends in the area! I hope you enjoy NO. If I had the means, I'd consider moving there.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Okay, my internet is going batty tonight. It just ate the last attempted post.

I have friends in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, on the northshore and in New Orleans area.

I'm going down again this week for a job interview. Where is the "I'm nervous" smiley? I started looking at apartments and houses for rent and I'm getting annoyed with the housing options. Better than NYC but still obnoxious.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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I imagine that any struggle to find housing would be in NOLA proper. I would think it wouldn't be bad to find suitable housing elsewhere in the state.

What kind of job?
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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The housing issue is trying to find something that's in a good area that doesn't have an obnoxious commute or insanely high rent.

It's a teaching job. NOT in Orleans Parish OR Recovery School District.

I'm also planning to spend some time with some friends. Kind of a crazy weekend (Easter) to be doing all this, but I'll take what I can get.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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The housing issue is trying to find something that's in a good area that doesn't have an obnoxious commute or insanely high rent.

It's a teaching job. NOT in Orleans Parish OR Recovery School District.

I'm also planning to spend some time with some friends. Kind of a crazy weekend (Easter) to be doing all this, but I'll take what I can get.
So.. its a private school? What age kids?

N.O. is the best place to have fun with friends.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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So.. its a private school? What age kids?

N.O. is the best place to have fun with friends.
Charter...but don't want to be too specific, ya know? It's K-8.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Sounds like...........................hell. But get it how you live.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Sounds like...........................hell. But get it how you live.
My current school is some version of hell. Then I come home to my apartment, which is another variation of hell. The commute in between is also a nightmare. Time to leave!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Well, it seems like you could teach at any suburban district in city/town in the US-- but I imagine these positions are very competitive. NOLA's northside, Mandeville/Covington has many good choices-- however, I wouldn't want to cross the Causeway and affordable apartments in NOLA core may be in high crime places-- Warehouse District, I would consider--but very expensive. I'd look in Metairie. Police shouldn't be at anyone's apartment after college.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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Well, it seems like you could teach at any suburban district in city/town in the US-- but I imagine these positions are very competitive. NOLA's northside, Mandeville/Covington has many good choices-- however, I wouldn't want to cross the Causeway and affordable apartments in NOLA core may be in high crime places-- Warehouse District, I would consider--but very expensive. I'd look in Metairie. Police shouldn't be at anyone's apartment after college.
*VENT ALERT*
The police are here almost daily, but Wednesday they were here from at 5am, still here at 7am, then when I got home at 6:30 there were about 12 officers here, then at 10pm there were like 8 undercover officers...exciting, no? Not to mention there are leaks in the walls and every time it rains it smells like mold and I get sick with headaches, coughing, and asthma attacks. (Not just when it rains, but it's worse then.) And when I told the management that there was water damage (including a hole in the floor) he touched the wall, said "it's dry - no water" and walked out. The walls have cracks in them, particularly around the windows. At one point I could see THROUGH the wall to daylight (to which point I was told this is "normal") - they did patch that (about 7 months ago), but its leaking through again. I wonder what kind of structural and other damage exists that I can't see, ya know?

The radiator in the living room leaks so badly that I had to turn it off. It still leaks, but when it was ON, I had to sit next to it and empty a cup of water every 5 minutes or so. I had a bookshelf next to it but had to throw it out. It had mold growing on it, and when I picked it up to throw it out, it crumbled in my hands. So now no bookshelf, no HEAT, and still have some water leaking.

The phone line stopped working - I think a mouse ate it. I have a phone line through cable now, so that issue is "solved". Some of the power outlets work, some don't. Same with the light switches. Sometimes they cut out the water to the building with no warning, but this rarely lasts more than an hour so not TOO big of an issue...
*vent over...felt good to get THAT out*

So yeah, my wish list for housing is that it is in a relatively safe area, is affordable enough, and ideally does not have mold, cracked walls, warped floors, and water coming in through the walls on a regular basis. Maybe that is too much to ask for, but a girl can dream, right?

River Ridge looked like it had decent apartments for decent prices. I have to buy a car so have to factor car payments into budget....and insurance. Have also considered trying to rent a house in St. Bernard but not sure about that.

Goodnight...morning comes early...
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