I got up here four days ago and it was lucky for me that I had a friend who was already up here. In fact he told me about the job opening and told his supervisor that I was a great guy. He had his own motive, but it is certainly not one that harmed me in the least. His lease was up and he wanted to get a two bedroom Silver Spring apartments to split with another person. It is a really simple concept. You get a one bedroom place up here and it is going to be really expensive, depending on the area and the niceness of the place. However if the place costs 800 dollars for a one bedroom place, the same place is going to have two bedroom apartments for about a hundred and twenty dollars more. The math is really simple. You split that two ways and you end up paying something like sixty percent as much as you were. That gives you another three hundred and some dollars that you can spend any way that you like.

Of course I have roomed with the guy before, when we were in college at the University of Richmond. He is the sort of guy who likes to party, but only in a reasonable way. He likes girls and they like him back, which is great with me since he is willing to get the girl to set me up with one of her friends. That often does not work out, but I lose rather little in the process and at least it is not boring. At any rate this is a big change for me and I am really excited about it. The big thing is that you have all sorts of opportunity to advance here.

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