This is going to be an unusual move. In more than a few ways.
For the past 5 years, I’ve been living in the same house as my Sister’s family. I’m the weird Uncle who lives under the stairs. Before that, I lived in my (ex) wife’s house. Before that, I was a footloose and fancy free single guy in the good old days of unregulated rental housing.
So this is the first time I’ve had to carry renters insurance. Also the first time I’ve had to deal with things like: “pre move-in” inspections, references, damage deposits, and the like.
Strangest of all: I’m currently (for the next few weeks) living at one address while paying rent on another.
Grant informs me that Deo (our former landlord) has waived rent for February as we have to be out before the end of March anyway. Also; we don’t need to clean up the house or remove our junk for the next occupants because there won’t be any. This house is being demolished after we all move out.
So I have weeks to get all my stuff transferred to my new address.
And it’s only a block away.
I find myself wondering what I’m going to do with all these empty boxes I got from work. Probably give ‘em to Grant and Kath.