asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Change 1 to Change 2.

I'm now re-evaluating my housing options. At the rate I'm normally able to earn, I can just barely make my current rent plus utilities if I work full-time 28 days a month. So, having scraped together January's rent, I'm looking at moving in with a friend.

My first choice, obviously, would be to move in with G, but she's currently sharing her space with a baby, a roommate, and two dogs, and isn't in a position to start the cohabiting thing right at this moment. So I'll probably accept my old friend B's offer and move in with her until my annuity check shows up in April. (And no, G doesn't have a problem with that.)

I will NOT be sorry to see the last of this ghastly place. As I've said, it does have its redeeming points (courtyard + swimming pool) but overall it's perfectly horrid. It's rumored that the building may be torn down in the coming year, and good riddance to it!

Meanwhile, I'm now registered with a couple more agencies and have got a couple of promising gigs on the horizon. Also, work will likely pick up after the New Year holiday; it tends to get slow in December due to the end of the fiscal year.

B's place is snug but we've shared even tighter quarters (platonically) without getting on each other's nerves, so I expect it will be a good roommate match. Also I'll be able to help her get stuff done - she is getting her costuming/sewing business off the ground, and is struggling with arthritis while doing it, so I'll be happy for the chance to help out.

It's funny, as much as I enjoy having my own space, I'm finding it more and more important to be "plugged in" to a community of friends and extended family. A friend's recent LJ post captured the idea of "I can be alone at home with you". I think that about says it. I'm still going to need to have times when I'm actually ALONE alone, but the regular human contact is really a big deal. And I've been missing it.

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