I’ve been sighing a lot lately. It is what I do when my head starts to get away from me and I start worrying and generally freaking out internally. I take a deeep breath and let it out slowly and try to think about something ANYTHING else. My boyfriend, Mr Incredible always turns and asks what’s wrong when I do it, by which time I have cleared my mind and have no answer.
This is what is wrong.
My landlord has decided to demolish the ADORABLE 2 bdrm house that my boyfriend and I are currently renting so that he can build one of his post modern architectural… thingies on it. (See how nice I’m being.) This means that me, my unemployed boyfriend, my two cats and our 80 pound dog have 6 weeks now to find somewhere else to live in or around the city of Chicago.
The reason we moved into a house at all was because the apartment above mine caught on fire last January. And due to the water damage we had to move, so we found this great cottage, and got a dog and figured we’d live here for a couple years until we could afford to buy a house. So the plan was to never share a wall or floor with other people again.
We really like this place, we were settling in finally. Oh yeah, and did I mention? This is my 9th address in 8 years. I’m so sick of moving I want to cry.
I was really hoping we could stay a while, but now no. And I don’t want to live in another apartment complex because I’d never sleep through the night again. (It was 3am when the fire started, Mr. incredible woke me up when he saw the flames in the reflection of our building from the windows of the building behind ours.) We also need a place with a yard, as our dog is big and loves to run run run. (He’s a Husky.)
This is, it turns out, impossible to find right now. We apparently totally lucked out last year and now are SCREWED. We looked into buying a place, but I can only afford about 200k and the only thing you can get for 200k in or near chicago is a shit hole surrounded by shit holes.
Plus, we have 6 weeks. We had to cancel our vacation at the end of March because we’ll be moving. I don’t know where to yet, but somewhere.