Well it looks like I will be having to move out a little earlier than expected due to life happening. Which also means I will still have to cover at least my half of the lease term, which equates to as of this week, about 18 weeks worth of rent. Which is $3420, why exactly I have to cover the remainder of the lease even though I’m moving out is a long and convoluted story, which none of you want to hear. So moving on.
That number will of course go down depending on the number of weeks it will take me to find another place to live. I’d say roughly 3 weeks minimum. Which would make it roughly 15 weeks of rent to cover, $2850. I think I could negotiate that down to $2000 (since I’m not actually living there and while legally I’m bound to pay, I don’t think paying the full amount is fair, since I am obviously no longer actually residing in the apartment). I would have that amount once I get my tax refund. But I would also have to cover the bond + 2 weeks rent at the new place, lets say $1000. Which I’m not too sure my refund will cover.
So now my budget 2.0 is already screwed. *shakes fist at the unpredictability of life*. I basically had budget 2.0 planned with a mid-November move in mind, this would mean I would have the funds not only to cover moving expenses, but also to cover the remainder of the lease term in full (which would only be 10 weeks by that time). Now that I have to move that schedule ahead 1 and a half months. Well I think the technical term is “up poo creek without a paddle”.
So I have a few options available.
1. Hold out at the old place (which I really don’t want to do) until the middle of November, as per scheduled.
2. Start charging things on credit (which I really don’t want to do but is marginally preferable to option 1), and pay off once I get the money.
3. Be homeless for a couple of months. (even less desirable than option 1, since where in the world could I keep my suits?)
Should I just grin and bear it? Or do I whack a bit more debt onto the cards knowing I can pay it off later on?
Not a happy 50th post, but that’s life I guess.