So, Maybe Moving Again?

I know I know, I said fuck it to moving out like, two months ago. And at the time I meant it, but now I may want to do it again. – F*** Moving Out – Now the only reason I’m looking again is because a friend of mine is looking to move out, and his budget is higher than most of my other friends so, yeah.

This time around I’m looking for at least two bedrooms and pet friendly, not just for Shadow, but also possibly another cat and a dog. Side note, for those who don’t know, I’m scared of dogs.
I’ve also decided that as much as I love having a garden and plants, I just am not responsible enough to maintain a decent sized amount of life. So a balcony would be enough, but not mandatory.

I’d love to move out of this trailer and just be done with all of the garbage it’s holding, but I don’t know if I’m emotionally ready to move yet. I’ve been in the same house for almost 20 years. Looking around, I’ve found places that aren’t much more than what I’m paying now considering I’d have the extra soul around.

Condo’s and apartments are cute, and much more in my being able to afford range. Plus if I sell my trailer, I could just buy a condo and have a roommate or two. Man, moving out makes my emotions go wild. If I find anything that really speaks to me, I’ll probably tweet about it. – Link to That – Otherwise, I’m just going to complain about how difficult and expensive everything is. But yeah, that’s my life update for right now. Anyways…
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

F*** Moving Out

I’m so done with all of this stress. I had a good talk with my boyfriend about it and we figure, if we fix up my place, and then just save, we’ll just buy a place when we’re ready. Our current living conditions are cheap and stable, so we might as well.

I’m not built to stress. I mean I know no one is, but I never stressed when I was younger so I’m not prepared to deal with it in the real world. The idea that my whole world can come crashing down so fast really scares me and there’s nothing I would be able to do. Because of this, I’ve changed my game plan. As I was saying before, we’re stable and cheap, this is going to be our key to success, mostly mine cause he doesn’t worry as much. Asshole.

Where I am right now, I’m paying less than someone if they were renting just a room, so that’s how I save fast. My whole “cost of living” is about $800 – $900 a month. Living in the Okanagan, that is cheap as all hell. So I’m going to keep doing this and saving up. There’s still a bit of repairs left to do, but I don’t know if I’m going to put as much effort into them as I did before. Plus, there’s two of us here. So we’re doing ok.

So For Next Year?
I guess the way it sits right now, live here and the next year I’ll move out. My dad owns a piece of my trailer, so I’ll just ask for a reimbursement on the money I’ve put into it. He can sell it or keep it from there I guess. At that point I really don’t care.

For the time being, I’m going to go through all of my stuff and pretend like I’m still moving so I can downsize. Maybe have a garage sale before it gets too cold and make a few bucks. And I think I still want a roommate. I’ve got to clean a few things so I can get that train rolling now. This also gives me time to save for a computer! Actually that’s pretty exciting, I really like really really really want a new computer. Plus England is in less than a month now, so I shouldn’t stress myself out more than I need to.

New Things I NEED For My Current Place
I have to clean up my spare room. Even if no one moves in, just having it cleaned up and painted, I could use it as an office of sorts.
Roof has a little leak on the back deck, so I should patch that before it becomes a problem.
And… There’s the storage room which is an absolute wreck right now. So I should really fix that mess.
Decor! I wanna go HARD this holiday season. And no one, and I mean it, like no one in the whole world, is going to stop me.

As For Right Now?
I’m going to have to go day by day I guess. Do my best not to overwhelm or stress myself out and continue living everyday to the fullest. Plus there’s all the saving for the computer, camera and future endeavors. Wish me luck? I guess?
I’m definitely going to keep blogging. I really enjoy this and it’s helping with my metal state. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. I’ve taken enough of your day now, so as always…

Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Apartment Hunting

With trying to sell my place, I really want to not have property problems for awhile so I’m looking at apartments. I found some just down the road that I’m going to take a look at and ask was too many questions.

First Place

It’s cute! I actually really enjoy the size and location of the building. But it’s a little too expensive. I don’t make enough to rent a place like that. And it’s only a one bedroom apartment. Already discouraged and I’m just starting.

Second Place

It’s a house, not an apartment. Which is ok I really don’t mind. I just don’t have anyone else who can take an extra room and some slack on the rent. Otherwise I could easily even own a place like that.

May have found a Roommate!
AND THERE’S A SECOND

Ok, so if I go the house route I’ve got to look after I get back from England. Well either way I should wait, since this trip is expensive. Or do I go the apartment route? Frig I don’t know anymore.
Since I don’t want to deal with property I may just see if I can get a big apartment or condo even.
I’m going to keep looking either way. I’ll eventually find the perfect place, right?

So there are some things I didn’t know I needed?
Like a bathtub, and a full stove.
Laundry and a window for Shadow to look out of.
The space to host Magic the Gathering nights.
Room for computer setups.

After putting my lists together, I may need to look at a house. I’m excited for what the future has to offer though! So here’s to that! Anyway…

Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Stormy Saturday

No home renovations today. Rain has been putting a wedge in my plans for a couple days now. So today I’ve had to think of something else to do at work, besides working of course. I instead wanna talk about things I’m looking for in my new place! I’ve made a little list. I like lists.

1) Something Newer
So to clarify, living in Canada, especially the west coast, the oldest homes around me are only 50ish years old. That means I want something preferably only 10ish years old. Water tanks and central air are less likely needing to be replaced and the wiring for the place is up to code. Saves me so much trouble unlike my current mess of a house.

2) A Yard
It doesn’t have to be acreage, just something for maybe a berry bush and a maybe a lawn chair. I’m probably going to dig up most of the grass anyway. It’s such a water suck. I don’t understand how people can have such green, perfect yards. They look so, flat.

3) Walking Distance to Work
My car died awhile back, as you may know from my bus adventures, and that makes getting to work expensive if it’s not close by. Plus, it’s the only way I get exercise anymore as I am the laziest person I have ever met.Walking has saved me a lot of money though, which is a blessing in a way.

4) Somewhat Relaxed Strata
I LOVE DECORATING! Especially for holidays like Halloween! I had someone complain one year cause I was “too into the holiday”. What kind of a complaint is that? I’m still upset. I want to be able to enjoy my place and not get in trouble, like come on..

5) Pet Restrictions
I have a cat and some places, even if I own it, won’t let me have him. Shadow is vocal, and I get that some people have allergies but pets do way less damage than kids in my opinion. I am not getting rid of him.

He’s such a cutie! I can’t just let him go!

That’s really the biggest group of things I would like out of my new place. Anything I’m missing? Let me know! Anyways…
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn