EDIT: Soooooooooooo after intense rounds of negotiation that led to the big stick of an application to another apartment means that instead of the 100+ rent increase and fees, I will be getting a 12 month lease with a $35 increase a month.
...and a puppy.
ok jk no puppy
BUT this does mean my plans for catifying my residence are back on and I won't have to go back to the drawing board with configuration.
I am hoping more vertical territory helps end the #yowlingwar
wish me luck!
i hate moving.
have I ever expressed how much I hate moving?
I hate moving.
Particularly when I'm in, for the first time in a decade, a place that is beautiful and comfortable and all around nice.
This is the first apartment I've had with baseboards, let alone a garden tub. This is the first place that made me feel like i've been successful in this whole being an adult thing.
i. love. this. apartment.
But my lease renewal letter just came and it is ludicrous. Even after negotiating down, it is unsustainable, and the new 'services' they've added, which you can't opt out of and are expensive, do not help.
There's nothing doing, I have to move.
And there's not a lot in my price range that is comparable.
I'm downsizing, and moving to an 'emerging' neighborhood...well that's kind, it's undergoing 'reclamation' ...that's still kind.
Its on the fringe of a great area, an area I'm familiar with and like. It'll cut my commute in half, it'll help me financially...it's just going to piss me off a lot.
The one upside is that maybe moving will snap Meira out of her aggression towards London and I can have a peaceful cat household again...which will need to happen because we're going to have a lot less space.
This month has been pretty awful, I'm very glad it's almost over.
I was slated to go to Iceland in October, that's off because my travel partner cannot travel those days owing to her new job
...i got 50% of my ticket cost back after weeks of back and forth...well, i will get 50% in 6-8 weeks.
Instead of traveling to a beautiful country I've saved for for years, i'll be packing up and moving into a shit hole of an apartment...again.
I'm telling myself that the rent saving will allow me get to Brisbane next year without going into debt...well, not a lot of debt at least.
also...pretty sure i have a cold, or severe allergies, either way my throat hurts and i'm miserable.
September will be better, right? Half Marathon a-la The Oatmeal and a brief jaunt in the lovely north west, yeah, that'll be nice.