While housesitting in an area I had always thought of as a boring place I wouldn't want to live I discovered, hey there's much to like about this area. I found a craigslist ad and went through an amusing text exchange. It seemed unlikely to work out but I took a gander at the place anyway. A magical hidden treasure, lovely owners, terrific housemates. I pay my first month's rent and a partial deposit on June 10th. I probably won't start living there until the end of June. When I pay my money, then I will breath a huge sigh of relief!