As I’ve mentioned, I am moving! Unfortunately I move out on September 6 or so, and move in to the new place later in October, which means I get to go on vacation for a few weeks. A throw-back to my post-fire days, perhaps, though I prefer to recall my 5-weeks visit to Ireland as my first trip abroad while working with Intel a while back.
The no-cause non-renewal notice is almost certainly about getting rid of a long-time tenant in favor of one looking for a more expensive place to live that my renewal rate is (er, was). The timing was just about perfect and I managed to find a place the same day I discovered that I would be moving come the end of my current lease in September, for only about 10% more than I was going to be paying for my current abode if they had honored the renewal offer (this is the eyebrow-raising disappointment about the company running my current complex, but that will fade into the background by the time I move out).
So I get to be technically homeless again for a few weeks, which is closer to the post-fire scenario than to the long visit to Dublin. As I’ve said before a few times, while I do not wish the chaos of a house fire on anyone (and as there were no injuries resulting in this case, I can only look on the whole thing in some pedagogical way with positive lighting), I had less than 60 seconds to exit my home back in 2013, here I have 60 days, and then a few weeks that I’m sorting out (a visit to Phoenix is just about a 100% likelihood), the logistics of interim storage, purging the old stuff, etc.
The new place is slightly larger, has several features that will almost certainly be an improvement to the issues I’ve had with my current abode for at least half of my time served here, and it’s 0.6 miles closer to the gym (which, for the purposes of the walking component of exercise, is actually a negative…). Come the end of October I will most probably add to the content creation mix, but we’ll get into that later.
For now, add packing and moving to the to-do list for the duration…