This wouldn't be much of an adventure if everything went according to 'the plan'. The place I am 'living' in now is a room in a lady's house. We agreed on a rent for the first three months and then she was going to be away for three months and wanted to increase the rent by $400 since I'd have the whole house. I already use the bathroom, kitchen and living room...I stay clear of her bedroom, so I couldn't justify another $400 for something I wouldn't be using.
As I was contemplating not staying here but where would I go, a friend told me her tenants were moving out of her house and I could stay there for free for the month of November as they prepare to list it again. That sounds great - save money and good timing! The decision to leave this 'home' was an easy one.
The day my friends tenants moved out, I went over with her to check out the state of the house. It needed a major scrubbing. I don't mind a little cleaning, but scrubbing other people's yuckiness is not my thing, it skives me out. But, it is something that I have to do - her letting me stay there, the least I can do is help clean it, paint it, fix it, etc.
Since I will only be there 3 1/2 - 4 weeks, I am not bothering with cable or internet...so that will be a little bit of a challenge, but a good one I think because it will get me out of the house. I also bought a few used books at the library so I will have something to do in the evenings.
It will be a good test. Of my mental health as well as perhaps deciding on where I want to live. It will be a tough month, but like everything else so far, I am up for the challenge.