Moving... Again

United States
August 2, 2012 5:40pm CST
Just a little over a year ago, I moved into a house (owned by a close friend) with my boyfriend. We paid $200 each in rent which paid for a room, cable, internet, water, and power. It was a GREAT deal, and my mom was also renting a room from the guy, so we knew he was a good landlord. About a week ago, the landlord decided to move off to Arizona (very spur of the moment), sell everything he owns, and just drop us. Being eight months pregnant, it seems to me that he's being a little selfish only giving us the three weeks (now only two) to move out. He's also shutting off the power on monday. Luckily, though, another friend of ours owns rental properties. He had a house up for rent, available almost immediately, and only $450 a month. Three bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and spacious backyard. It's amazing how easy it was to find something. So, we're moving in (most of our stuff, anyway) tomorrow. Hopefully we'll have help from friends to get all of our stuff (a couch, 2 large chairs, a butt-ton of boxes of books, etc) to our new house. Amazingly enough, the stress has not had all that bad of an effect on me. I thought it was going to be MUCH more stressful than it has been. The only things I'm really stressing over is not having enough stuff ready for my baby (who will be arriving on or around the first week of September). It's sad saying goodbye to a house you've known for a long time, and lived in for a year, but things must change. Nothing is forever. C'est la vie.
4 responses
@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
2 Aug 12
Where do you live where rent is that cheap? I wan to move there! I haven't paid $450 in rent since we were in a super small 1 bedroom a long time ago.
• United States
8 Aug 12
Reidsville, NC. In all actuality, it IS a one bedroom house, but its been modified to be three. The last woman to live there smoked like a freight train, so we had to clean EVERYTHING. Id say we DESERVE to only pay $450 a month for this place. Lol. There was NOWHERE else that had rent anywhere NEAR as cheap, and honestly, this is almost too much for us to afford.
@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
8 Aug 12
When I was married to my ex he was stationed at Ft Bragg in Fayetteville. Welived there from 1997-2001. The first place we rented was an apartment in a gated complex, 1 bedroom $910/month. When our lease was close to up I went to several realty companies and choked out rental (to me that was weird, I didn't know Realty companies managed properties too). Anyway, I found a really nice own house, 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths on the edge of the super expensive part of town for $450. Other places I have lived since I have found 'deals', took a lot f looking though. We live north of San Diego right now. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house 1400sqft plus a sunroom and we pay $1795. The house isn't in great shape, it's been redone in the outside. For this area, the rent amount is not even high. I found out what it is worth and there is now way I'd spend that much on a mortgage for a home built ithe 1970s. He k I wouldn't spend that much on a NEW home
• United States
14 Aug 12
Wow. That's kind of a lot, but you have to consider the area. Reidsville is a little freckle town, whereas San Diego is HUGE. That's actually not far off from the price on a house I was looking at in Greensboro (25 minutes up the street from us).
• China
3 Aug 12
Hi Dear Mischiefilledme,firstly,congratulate you that you move into a new house,though may be moving into a new place will be very tired and if your new house is better than the old one,so you must will enjoy your new house. Secondly,I kindly wish you will have a lovely baby in September,you must have a happy day with your baby in the near future.
• United States
8 Aug 12
Thank you! It is kind of exciting, but also kind of sad having to move into a new house. I wish we did not have to, because I really liked the place we were living in. But I do like the new house too, so maybe I will just get used to it. =D I just had a doctor appointment the other day, and the baby is head-down and just waiting to join us. It will DEFINITELY be a happy day when he finally gets here.
@monkmano (585)
• Canada
2 Aug 12
that is very inconsiderate, i would think he'd need to give you more notice but at least you were able to find a place. with that done, you shouldnt be stressed out by situations like these when youre pregnant you have enough on your plate creating a new life! and i think let your friends and boyfriend do all the heavy lifting and you can work more on the baby stuff. congratulations!
• United States
8 Aug 12
We were very lucky to find the place that we are currently moving into. I am trying my hardest not to be too stressed by all of this, by thinking as positively as I can. Things could be SO MUCH worse, really. Actually, I did a bit of lifting the other day, got ALL the way down the front steps, then slipped in some mud and fell flat on my butt... But I am perfectly fine, the baby is okay too, and the computer monitor that I dropped didnt even seem to notice. Lol. Thank you!
@Suggar (3609)
• Bulgaria
2 Aug 12
Hello. May be it is a good thing that you have to move. Look it from the better side - you will have so much more space to live in for nearly the same money. Three bedrooms, you can make one of the rooms only for the baby ... That sounds really amazing. [em]happy[/em
• United States
2 Aug 12
It does seem better for everyone, except my mom. She's going through a rough time right now. My dad (her ex-husband) is trying to keep her youngest daughter (who is thirteen) away from her because she doesn't have the money to take care of her. Currently, she's full-time at school working a part-time job, and he's trying to get child support out of her. He's re-married to a high-maintenance woman with three kids that do whatever they want, and my sister gets treated well enough, but really wants to live with our mom. So, it's pretty stressful on her.