My perspective roommate returned from his trip and is ready for me to come sign papers and fork over cash. I have a place to go. However ...
While waiting for this guy, I looked up more housing opportunities and found a better situation. In the new place, the roommates are already installed but one of them is a traveling musician, so for a majority of the month two people share the apartment rather than three. The guy who does not travel is a comicbook fan. And the apartment is near the A train.
I want it.
So I arranged to see the apartment and the guy on Wednesday. If it works out, I will then go across town to the former guy and break his heart. Then I'll be borrowing more money from MFTD to cover first month's rent, if he's willing. Then as I've done before, I'll be paying him back slowly. And he'll lend it to me because he's my best friend, but also because (as I've learned) I'm a good guy and he can trust me.
I'm going to be a great roommate. And I'm going to be a New Yorker again.