Her response this time was a little different. Instead of repeating 3-6 months she said that there were people who had been on the waiting list for 2 years who still weren't in yet, so there was no way we'd be at the top of the list anytime soon.... And she couldn't have told us that in January?!?!?
So yesterday we began exploring our other options, a process which was complicated by the fact that Paul woke up in pain with a loud clicking sound in his knee, went to the local clinic and was told that he had torn his meniscus. So now neither of us are particularly good at chasing after and scooping up a 30 lbs escaping bunny.
We've also realized after talking to relators in town that apartments are a hot commodity as there are too many people and too few apartments... some of the management companies have no apartments on the books. I found one that has one two bedroom that we're going to see today at eleven... and Paul found one that has a three bedroom in the same price range, but hasn't gotten the realtor that shows it to call him back.
There are a lot of scary slum looking places available that scream "There's-a-meth-lab-next-door" so we're being careful to avoid those (clue #1: 3 pitbulls growling outside dingy apartment with windows blocked by tinfoil).
I just hope this works out and we have a little time to move in before Maggie arrives. I think that if we pool our income and take out larger student loans this year, we can make this work...