Updated: MOVING MOVING MOVING (Hey, I’m moving! And I need a little help.)

Updated Jan 26, 2017

hello

(The neighbor’s cat is very friendly.)

We’re moving at the end of the month now! I had my first class of the new semester this morning, and then I picked up the keys to the new apartment, and have already taken over a carload of stuff.

Now that we’re moving in, there’s a few issues I need to address immediately, that I didn’t know about. There’s no overhead light in my son’s room, for example, so I’ll need to buy a lamp for him, and the blinds in his room don’t go all the way to the bottom of the window, so I’ll need to put in curtains or the lights from neighbor’s cars will keep him awake at night.

There’s also a garbage disposal that really worries me — my son’s never lived in a place that had one, and I’m not sure he’ll understand how dangerous it could be, so I need to put in a safety grate before I can let him in the kitchen.

On top of those things, there’s still gas in the car (for moving) and the rental van to move our furniture, gas for that, and the landfill fees for one trip to dispose of whatever’s left we couldn’t get rid of any other way.

I estimate I’ll need another $200 in the next few days, and I don’t have it.

Because I’ve already paid my Jan rent at the old apartment, and the security deposit and February rent at the new apartment, and I don’t get my old security deposit back until some time in the 30 days after we’re done moving out, I’m already scraping the bottom of the financial barrel. I’ve come up short on the last few things we need, and I would appreciate if you can send a few dollars my way.

If you didn’t already know… I haven’t been able to afford my current apartment since pretty much when I moved in, and my landlord wants to do something else with the space, so when he asked if I’d consider moving out now, I jumped on the opportunity. I’ve found us a (smaller but still nice) much cheaper apartment closer to the edge of town. There’s no downside to moving, and a few big reasons to go ahead:

My new place is about $500 a month less than where I’m living now, closer to Logan’s school, and mine, so it’ll be great for both of us. Plus, we’ll be living very close to my significant other, the last step before we can be certain living together will work for us. The short-term hassle of having to scrape up rent/deposit/moving expenses before I get back the deposit on my current apt, and having to move, is totally worth the long-term gain of not being behind on bills every month, stressed out and unable to spend time on anything for myself.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to balance a reasonable work schedule with a little more family time, and a chance to get back into a regular writing routine.

If you want to and can help with last bit of my moving costs, you can use the PayPal link below. Thank you.