The Wednesday after the latest fight Thomas and Ian came home late all upset thinking someone had
The house search sucked. No one really wants to rent to kids or people with animals so it was tough finding a place who would just accept them or a place that wouldn't charge $500 non-refundable deposit for each animal. It was extremely hard since we had just got Zoey and due to the fact that she MIGHT be pit mix. I tried to tell them she was a labmix because I'm positive about the lab but I knew as soon as they saw how big her head was they would know. Really sucks for her because she is the sweetest, goofiest dog I've ever met. Also it doesn't help that everyone here wants first and last months rent and then a deposit or first months rent and the deposit is the same as the rent. Due to the loss of 2 people to divide rent with we also had to look for a smaller amount of rent per month and I still really wanted a house so the dogs would have a back yard. I was on Craigslist every second of the day seeing if anyone posted a awesome house.
We ended up staying at the office until the end of June. It wasn't as bad as I thought because Mike and Erica came over every night and we hung out. Nothing really felt like it changed just a new adventure. Weekends were still adventures and we still went out during the week. It was nice being able to roll out of bed and be at the office. It ended up being a pretty sweet adventure. Who can say they lived where they worked for a little bit.
Thankfully I had swallowed my pride the Friday before all the drama went down in the beginning of June and had told the landlord everything before it escalated so he was familiar with what was going on. He really liked us and kept trying to get us to sign another lease for the house. He even lowered the rent. At first I was like "Hell NO..the whole point of us moving out was to get away from them not make ourselves a target." I hadn't heard anything from them since the text so I was pretty sure that I had scared them both with the idea of getting a restraining order. The more and more I thought about it and talked to Chris about it the more I liked the idea of moving back into our house. I really do love the house. It is extremely unique and has so much potential. I finally decided that it would be the cheapest and smartest move for us to move back. We would just change the locks, put up a fence, and maybe get a security system.
We moved back in July 4th. The house was awful though. It took a whole day of cleaning to even make it livable. The guys had left food in the fridge and freezer so there were maggots in there(thankfully my brother was brave and cleaned it out for me) and there were piles of dishes in the sink full of maggots. They had also left a lot of stuff in their bedrooms, hadn't taken out the trash since we moved out, the lawn was super super high and they left us a nice full cat box in the bathroom. Thankfully there was no damage to the house but a lot of cleaning.
The only thing that really irks me about the whole thing is that Tommy never paid rent for June. The landlord had let them think that we had not paid his portion of the rent and that he was still owed for it. He was then going to give us our money back when he got it from Tommy. Tommy just left. Ian even had the nerve to ask for his security deposit back and the landlord gave him a $100 bucks to just go away. I don't understand that. How is it that yet again people that use and manipulate people can get away with things without any punishment? Nothing. They literally stuck us in a crappy situation and left.
We are just getting back on our feet since we had to pay off 2 months of utilites averaging over $800.00 before they could turn the power back on plus the $75.00 reconnect fees and then the larger rent portion. Even though I'm broke right now...I'm really really happy to be away from the drama. I love it just being the three of us.
The best part is that once we decided we were moving back I started a journal where I put all my ideas for the house. I'll have to do before and after photos once I start really decorating. The house isn't going to look the same at all. My goal is for it to be a retreat from the real world. Just to give you a little teaser were going to have a movie room, chill room and art studio. Plus I'm going to experiment with some new colors of paint that I would never have been daring enough to try before. I'm really happy to have a place to call home. Its insane what you take for granted.