Well, I’ve got a problem.
My landlord sent me a letter telling me that he does not intend to renew my lease at the end of July.
I’m trying to remain calm and not overreact, but this is a pretty serious situation.
I’m not going to call him today–I need to make a few calls and see exactly what resources are available to me. I wish that I had more people in my life that I could ask for advice. I’ll ask for suggestions at my more affluent AA group.
Tomorrow I’ll call him and ask him what I can do to remain in my apartment. I don’t see why he wouldn’t be open to negotiation–if I leave, he’ll have to repaint the place, show it, yadda yadda. I’m all paid up with him right now; it’s not like I owe him money.
I am hoping that he just wants money up front–a few months in advance.
But how on earth am I going to get my hands on that much money–either to give to him, or to secure a new apartment? No bank is going to give me a loan. I have exactly three family members.
My Mom might help if she can. I’ve never asked her for money before, even for school, so she’ll know that if I’m asking now it’s pretty serious. The thought of having to ask her is very, very uncomfortable to me, however.
I am NOT moving back there. I will join the goddamned ARMY and go to South Korea or Afghanistan before I go back there. NOT HAPPENING.
See, I’m getting ahead of myself…I need to go.
One way or another, I’ll find a way to get through this. Lord knows I’ve gotten through worse.
Ugh…anyway, if anyone out there has any suggestions, please feel free to shoot me a comment or an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.