Hopefully, it'll all work out fine. I'm lucky to have a landlady that's very understanding of my "quirks"... A few years ago, when I decided to start making fruit wine, I initially did 3 batches at once, so I had 15 Lbs of fruit, all rotting away inside my very small bedroom (I live in a boarding house), at the same time. The stench could be smelled from outside the front door.
The good part is, now, you have all the time to properly engineer your rig, exactly the way you like it. Take your time, and think over every little detail. That way, once you have your job and your new place, you can get head on to the build, confident that you have the design that best fits your needs.
I'm an electronics technician by trade, but, since I'm not certified here (I'm DIN certified), nobody will hire me. Either way, most of the times I manage to get jobs where I can use either my electronics/electricity knowledge, or my mechanics (lifelong hobby) knowledge.
Either way, I'm not looking to stay in Florida. Next Monday I'm going to Charlotte, NC, to get my drivers license and to scout the place. Hopefully, within a couple of months, I will get some money from an accident I had 2 weeks ago (a car hit me from behind, when I was crossing the street), and will be able to move there for good. One thing is sure about Miami: it's DEAD, and I don't think it's gonna get any better in the next few years.