Well, as per the post below… I’m moving.
I’m in a much better headspace now, but don’t get me wrong, I’m still furious. But I went and looked at and put an application in at an apartment that I could see myself living in for a while and it’s given me a little bit of clarity that I’m going to be okay.
This whole thing has been a bit difficult to process… It’s only been about 36 hours since I found out, so it’s not that surprising that I’m having a few brain gliches. In that case, a list or two…
No longer in a basement suite (I didn’t mind it but I’d like to look out the window and not be eye level with the sidewalk)
The wind won’t howl through the gap in the door making the house sound haunted (that used to REALLY creep me out)
No more carpet which means no more vacuuming. Swiffer all the way baby!
Dedicated craft room (if I get a two bedroom)
Laundry in the building (just steps from ‘my’ apartment… I can do laundry in the middle of the night if I want!)
There is common area carpet between outside and my door… no more tracking outside right in!
The cat stays inside so I don’t have to worry about him getting in fights or getting run over
It’s a 9 min walk to a pretty nice shopping area with lots of cafes and one of my fave sushi places
The furniture i have in storage will all fit
There is no bad memories or reminders… it’s a completely fresh start
No one will know where I live unless I tell them
I can likely get a small deep freeze
there’s no outdoor space so no more bbq or patio chairs
The cat has to stay inside (I’m worried about him becoming really miserable)
It’s more expensive
There’s not a lot of visitor parking
It’s farther away from my peeps
It would be more than a seven minute drive to Hardeep’s
Worries (or why I have a stomach ache)
Packing the fridge/freezer
Making a new neighborhood ‘my’ neighborhood
The cat being upset
That I probably can’t take or reuse the vinyl decals on my walls
That I might not be able to take my crystal chandelier with me
That I have to put the kitty in the cat hotel and then power pack because he might run away when he sees packing boxes
Confronting my landlords for money ** more on this below
That my landlords will not give me a good reference because they’re mad at me
So I’ve decided that since my landlords illegally told me I had to move and are being inconsiderate (asking someone to move for two months, continue paying rent and then move back, all with no monetary compensation), I’m going to make them a deal. Either pay me a significant amount of money (three months rent) and I’ll move out for May 1… OR… I’ll take the two months I”m legally entitled to, they’ll still owe me one month rent and my damage deposit and I’ll move on May 26th, which is their daughters wedding day and they’re having the party in the back yard. I’ll make full use of my outside area to stage moving ahead of time, when they’re having all their pre-parties and I’m pretty sure it will be a disruptive and unpleasant looking mess. Plus, they won’t be able to use the suite for the time prior to the wedding for their out of town guests.
Either way… fine by me 😉 (but not really because I don’t like confrontation… I want them to give me what I want…. and they need to decide asap because I need to make arrangements for the kitty hotel)
I’m super stressed… punctuated by times of feeling excited by this new living adventure…
Any advice on my cons or more pros you can think of would be much appreciated.