Booted from my Home

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I got notice this week that my landlords want their house back. This really sucks. Now I have to find a new place to live by July 31. And, at work, I have a major grant application due on July 31. And, at home, our whole, extended family vacation is scheduled for August 5. And, we have been planning our Anniversary without kids with a weekend trip to Seattle. Now that's all on hold.

And, We've spent tons of time and money on the yard this year, oblivious of the fact that we would be kicked out. Our front yard had a barren mass of clay that was completely resistant to cultivation and the moss that it spread had taken over the grass. I added loads of soil and compost and transplanted all my previously potted herbs (see below). We even added two new garden beds and planted cabbage and zucchini and tomatoes and cauliflower and cucumbers . . . that I will never harvest.



Needless to say, I'm bummed. They told us that we were great tenants and thanked us for taking care of the home like it was our own. But, right now, that doesn't help much. And, since something has to give, I will probably not be posting much for the next few weeks. I'll just have to see how things go.



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  1. Kay Says:
  2. I'm so sorry! :( That is one crap situation. I hope it all works out for you, and perhaps the next place will have an even better yard (or even a garden) waiting for you.
    I love your blog and I hope you come back soon!

  3. Cynthia Says:
  4. I ditto what Kay said. I truly hope things work out. You know the saying; just as one door closes, another opens. Love your blog. I will be sending you warm thoughts and well wishes.

  5. That really sucks! So so sorry to hear this is happening to you. If you can find something positive in the situation then please do so and focus on that.
    Maybe the universe is giving you a gentle shove in the right direction.
    Hugs to you

  6. VegMomma Says:
  7. That's so so sad. :(
    I know what it is like to live in rentals and deal with apartments and just when you think that you are making the place you own home, you have to leave...and start all over. I've done it all my life and it's really hard.

    Good luck.

  8. Matt Says:
  9. thanks for the good vibes. We're off to look at a place this afternoon--a 4 bedroom even. I know things will work out, its just a matter of getting there.

  10. Sounds like you've got the right attitude in moving forward-- hope everything falls into place for you soon.

    The yard looks lovely-- here's to an even better opportunity in the next house!

  11. Mary Says:
  12. If your landlords are reasonable people, maybe they'd let you come back to gather your veggies once they're ready? Sorry about this rotten situation, I'll send good luck thoughts your way.

  13. Dani Says:
  14. I will be praying for you and your family Matt. Things will work out and maybe you can even harvest some of the veggies... great idea Mary!

  15. yeaaahtoast Says:
  16. i wish you all the best with all my heart!

  17. wutaweirdo Says:
  18. Sorry to hear this! Good luck with finding a new place, though. Tons of good vibes your way! :)

  19. Ohhhhhhhhhh... I am so VERY sorry hun! I do hope it works out for the better... the best... SOMETHING good will come out of it.

  20. Princi Says:
  21. I am very sad to hear about this. I agree with Tami that it seems like you have the right attitude to move forward and I am sure that things will work out for you.

  22. We're looking at four places today. It's tough because, in this market, you have to jump on it right a way and I'm more of a sleep-on-it thinker. But I'm hopeful. Thanks again for all the well wishes.

  23. My thoughts are with you. And that totally stinkos. But what goes around comes around.

  24. The search is over, and everything worked out for the best. We'll be moving a few blocks away, so the kids won't have to change schools or move away from friends. Whats more, the house is bigger and the rent is less than we're paying now.


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