First off, I apologize in advance for this post which will be complaining and whiny. The reason is this:
On Wednesday, my hubs and I got a notice that our lease wasn’t being renewed. We have to find a new place to live by July. The letter didn’t give any sort of reason, which makes the news even harder to swallow. If we’d been late on rent or had wild parties or spent our time doing donuts on the lawn, I would have expected this.
Needless to say, we were blindsided. My first reaction was to cry, but I didn’t because I only seem to cry at odd things, like cotton commercials and rarely when I should, like at death or physical pain. Instead I got mad and called my dad to rant about the injustices of the world. When I’m angry, I always feel better when other people join in with me – don’t we all?
My dad told me to take a few days to process before I call and find out a definite reason. I’d already called once before I talked to him, but I was still in the stunned phase and wasn’t at all mean about things. The answers my husband and I received were vague – maybe the owner is selling? Maybe his son is moving back to town and needs a place to live?
I don’t need to know so much for my own sake, but because I don’t want to be blindsided again when I give my current landlord as a reference and it turns out my husband and I were thought of as horrible monsters with our flower bed and vegetable garden.
Speaking of my garden, I had to hack it up and dismantle the fence surrounding it this morning because we’ll be moving soon and there was no use keeping it. So goodbye peas, green beans, spinach and carrots; I hope a nice family of rabbits has a tremendous feast tonight, because that would make me happy.
And my flowers are coming with me – maybe we won’t have a yard to put them in, but that’s what old paint buckets and storage tubs are for.
So the hubs and I are bummed, but ah well, another bump in the road. We’ll figure things out, like we always do.
In the meantime, I’m thinking positively and watching “hell yes!” movie scenes: