Oh my goodness, this is a rant. But I just needed to get it out there. I decided not to get the mobile home, just too much work, and I was a little intimidated by some of the neighborhood kids. Ugh, well anyway a duplex that I applied for a couple of weeks ago, was advertised again yesterday. I called the gentleman and he says Jill I was ready to rent it to you, but I never received your application. He said I will rent to you, take your 600.00 into the office and we'll sign the lease. So I did that and dropped it off, and this morning they called me and said they needed to talk to my landlord. I have proof that I paid on time every time, but am not comfortable with this landlord calling because he is not on the up and up, and he doesn't know yet that I am moving. I told them the situation why I am moving and they said that is okay, they said they needed to hear from my former landlord. He moved to Georgia, and the number that I had for him was disconnected. She says she can't rent from me without a reference from a landlord. I took my daughter there last night and showed her where we would be moving and she was all excited. Now we may not get it. Why would he take my 600.00 check and say I have the duplex and then start checking references. When they say bring me the money, to me that says you have the place. Now I am sitting here having a panic attack. It's not like I am buying the place or anything. He hasn't cashed the check yet. Why does everything have to be so hard. I wish I had done better financially. I hate this. feel like a LOSER. People keep saying why don't u just buy, it's got to be cheaper than renting. Um don't they think I would have, if I could have. Also, love the commercials that show you can get a car for 199.00 a month. My kids are like wow thats a nice car for cheap Mom, why didn't you do that? it's not something that happened to me, it's something I just messed up but I never really knew it would get this bad.