Thursday, April 23, 2009

Moving On - somewhere

No, I'm not moving on from blogging to something else. I'm just moving.

I've wanted to email some folk directly but have not had the chance. Forgive. I'll write.

I've been living in a condo at the kindness of some friends. They own lots of property. But nothing sells, so cash flow has tightened. The condo has been for sale for months with no nibbles. Someone looked at it Monday afternoon.

I get a call on Tuesday morning. The owners are renting it. Could I be out by May first? I had no idea they would rent it. But I am paying very little rent. A bargain. A steal! They need the income. I understand, though I'm stunned, shocked, numb.

I have to find a place to live that I can afford. And I can't afford "market rates" around here.

First, I will not be homeless. Friends have offered long-term hospitality. I cried.

But there are many, many factors and issues that go into the mix. It really does get very complicated on many levels. I'll explain more when I've time to write.

Suffice it to say, I am still here. I will thrive. Way will open. God will provide.

Damn. I'd sure love some providential lottery numbers, though . . . . .

(I guess I would have to buy a ticket).

16 comments:

Java said...

That pretty much sucks, Joe. Good luck finding something. Try not to worry, just go and do.
((((hugs))))

Neil said...

Thanks for talking. I will pray. Keep us updated.

Neil said...

Oh, and I think I know when you took this pic. On (or around) your birthday, a few years ago...

Tobey said...

Crying always help with friends! lol Sounds like you have some good ones there. Praying that you find the right place to feel at home.

Topper said...

I am praying for you in this situation. they should have given you more notice!

Greg said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll be able to find a new place soon!!

Breenlantern said...

when one door closes....

I'll be thinking of you. Keep us posted and remember: when you're walking through a rough patch, the only way out is to keep walking....

Jim said...

I'll be sending good thoughts your way!

A Troll At Sea said...

BearToast:

I am not faced with moving immediately--thank God--but have been made aware that I can't go on living in four different places as I have been for the last year or so... I just don't have the stamina.

So my plan was to buy a house big enough for two [with a lot of help from my friends] once the Goat retires. I have been trying to see if there is a snowball's chance in hell of finding something I can afford that isn't also a long-term construction project somewhere close to my mother, who though hale and hearty at 80-plus, is not going to be around forever.

I spent an evening online and have been faced with the obvious truth that, either where I used to own a house, or anywhere near the house I grew up in, I can't afford a place much bigger than the two rooms I have, which is like living in connecting closets and leaves no room for the Goat to join me.

So I have been doing the fact-facing dance as well, and heartily concur that a lottery ticket seems like the best answer (though if you look at the actual chances of winning, you have to conclude that means the rest of the answers must be REALLY impossible...).

I certainly wish you all the best, in your short-term search, and in the search for a longer-term solution. As the great Burl Ives used to say: watch the doughnut, not the hole.

Cheers
T@C

manxxman said...

Come live with us......the commute will be a bitch......but there's always plenty of wine, good food and conversation......

Lemuel said...

You and I are both in that same boat waiting for the providential lottery numbers - and the ticket to boot! :)

I am sorry to hear of your urgent displacement, but I am happy to read that other friends are taking up the slack for the time being. I hope that something that is comfortable, pleasant, and affordable opens up very soon.

I share your confidence that God will provide a way - whether it be home or work. I just sometimes wish that he would pick someone else to test. ;)

Steven said...

An unfortunate circumstance, only to be met with something to fall back on, should you need it. Thank goodness for the generosity and care of friends!

Birdie said...

That this comes at a time when your personal life is in upheaval makes it all the more stressful. I will pray that this leads to something great for your life.

I will be in your area the first week in August. I'll let you know what our plans are when they firm up. I'd really like to sit down with you for a few hours. Take care, sweetie.

BentonQuest said...

I also believe that God will provide, but that still doesn't mean that the journey won't suck. If you need to go out and scram at God, by all means do it! But even then, God will still be there.

Peace and prayers to you

Ur-spo said...

can I add this sounds like a good adventure about to start?
Or perhaps going into the wilderness is an integral part of getting to the promised land?

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