I got the place all cleaned up to show the room to rent. It really looks nice now, but damn vacuuming all those stairs is a pain. I put an ad on craigslist and got a couple responses, but only followed up on the one that sounded sorta promising. He came by to look at the place and he liked it a lot. Then he tried to talk me down like 40% on the rent! Why do people have to waste my time like that? He knew what I was asking when he answered the ad. He could have just asked me before he came over and saved me the bother.
If I can't find a roommate soon, I'm about ready to say fuck it and sell this place and move into a rental myself. I just can't afford the mortgage without a renter, but I'm over renting to people who I really would rather not be living with.