I might get some sanity back soon
I started looking around online and contacted one rental management company to see what they had available. I may have inadvertently hit the jackpot. This company is currently building brand new one bedroom places that are literally a 2-minute drive from my new job. They're due to be finished at the end of November. Wait, there's more! They're only building 14 of them, so they're two rows of one-story apartments... which means there would be no one living above or below me! Wait, there's more! Along with the regular (new) appliances a washer and dryer are also included, which I was really hoping to find in a place to live. Wait, there's more! Attached to each one-story, brand new apartment that is two minutes from my job is a one-car GARAGE!! A garage!! Peachie would be able to park inside every night!
The nice thing about all this is that the rent is not bad. It's a little more than I really wanted to spend, but frankly, I think it would be worth it. This is the kind of place I could move into and stay for quite a while if I wanted to. I have an appointment with the property manager to check out one of the units on Monday after work, so I'll see in a couple days if I like the layout and everything. But, really, I can't imagine disliking it enough to negate everything else that I already like about it. I've already gone past it to see what it's like from the outside, and even get an idea of maybe which unit I'd want, if I get the choice.
I may have just found my new home.