If you been watching my YouTube videos you know that my grandson moved out a few months ago and I setup his room as a office. I moved stuff into his old room. Made a lot of changes.
Yesterday my ex-wife and son, they live in an apartment next door, made a decision they are going to move into this apartment with me.
Yes Darlene is going to be living in this apartment with me. James will also be living here.
I will be telling the apartment office today. I sign a new lease for the year today if the office has it ready. Darlene will be telling the office that when their lease is up, two months, that she will be moving out of their apartment.
The reason for this big change is financial reasons. Darlene and I are both on Social Security. The rent each month goes up on the apartment. Our Social Security benefits do not go up.
Now with President Trump in office we are not sure what is going to happen.
So by sharing this apartment we can cut our costs. All of us should be better off, at least in a financial way, and have a little extra money each month.
Darlene and Jimmy have a cat, DD, and DD will be coming over here. That is the cat that bit Darlene and put her in the hospital. I am going to have a cat litter box over here. (Something to look forward too!)
Right now I pay $715.00 a month for rent. Not counting the extra charges the apartment has added. We now pay for trash, water, gas and a pet fee. We play for the electric bill also.
Right now I pay about $737.00 a month. That does not include the electric bill. When I sign the new lease the rent will go up.
It is not because Darlene and Jimmy are moving in here.
It will be nice to have some extra money free each month. But living with Darlene, Jimmy and DD for me will not be easy.
But life is not easy. I suspect this will be my Purgatorium.
In a few hours Russ has to leave here for his new job. Hilary will be going with him to save the cost of an Uber. He will go to work at his new job and Hilary will find a motel. Then tomorrow they he will have to find an apartment. He does not have a car so the apartment has to be near his new job. The apartment has to be within walking distance or on a bus line. A lot of stuff has to be done… Find an apartment .. come up with rent, deposits and get everything approved.
I am going to be here alone. My lease is up in March, I think, I might move to live with Russell if he gets a two bedroom and two bathroom apartment and if he would want that …He might want to on his own. He might want someone living with him to help with the cost. I am not going to know … I guess it does not matter right now.
Rusty will be here with me until Russ gets an apartment. Rusty cries when Hilary and Russ leave. Russ loves Rusty but I think it would be better for Rusty to be here. I am home 99% of the time. Not sure how Rusty will do with Russ at work.
I guess Rusty will be very happy when Russ gets home from work.
Having Rusty here, with me, would be hard on me. My arthritis hurts .. bending down or getting down hurts like hell. So feeding and doing the cat litter things are painful.
When Russ gets his apartment … I am not sure what Hilary is going to do … She has a sailboat and some land in Texas that she needs to take care of … She has a husband and a sail boat in Sweden that she needs to take care of … She has some medical problems that she needs to have taken care of and her doctor is in Sweden …
Russ has to make a lot of decisions. Hilary is going to have a lot of stress.
Rusty is a sweet cat and she loves attention and love. But she is a pain the butt. She is under my feet all the time. She wants to jump up and get on my desk. In the mornings most of all.
Now she likes to get on the back of my chair. The first time she did it I decided to go around and around to get her off my chair. She dug her claws into the chair and even bit the chair to stay on. But she loves to go around and around.
When Hilary goes back to Sweden I am going to have to feed her and clean the cat litter. With my arthritis that hurts. Rusty is not just a pain in the ass She is a pain in the neck, shoulders and back now.
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