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So for about three weeks now I've been effectively homeless.

I was offered a contract librarian position out of state. I gave up my job, gave up my rental house and moved. There was a promise of reimbursement on the table, so I made sure to keep all the receipts and stay within that budget. My brother was kind enough to let me stay with him while I got settled.

The job offer was rescinded without explanation the day after I was scheduled to start.

Ever since, I've been living in my brother's spare room, with my two teens, the grandbaby and our three dogs. It's been a little cramped. I love my brother dearly and I greatly appreciate him being there as a safety net, but this really needs to change. Like now. His grandson is about to have surgery for a torn ACL and will need the room, since there aren't any steps in my brother's house.

My kids and I have to get out.

My brother hasn't said as much, but we all know it.

I've been looking for jobs, without success. If I ever need to write rejection letters again, I have a nice stockpile to draw from as inspiration. We're right outside DC, and the job market here just isn't good. Without a job, I can't afford a place to live.

With the child support and alimony I get, though, we could afford a place in a cheaper section of the country.

So tomorrow I'm going hoe to Georgia. I'll be looking for a house or townhouse we can rent for a decent rate, concentrating on the town where I did my undergrad schooling. I have so many cousins and kin in the area as is; I don't have to put down roots because they are already there. I won't be living high on the hog, but I will be able to support the kids and grandbaby while I look for work. A very dear friend of mine is willing to be a roommate, just in case I stil have problems with my seizures (I've had two in the last month). She and I have known each other for two decades, so hopefully this will work out.

If nothing else, being physically there will mean the job possibilities that have rejected me out of hand because of the relocation won't have that excuse any more. I can do seasonal retail work until a more permanent job comes through.

Now I just have to hope that I can find a landlord willing to rent to me on *just* the strength of the child support/alimony. And figure out how the hell I'm getting a moving truck of at least mattresses and clothes paid for and down to Georgia. And I've given myself a day and a half to get it all done.

Sometimes it's not a matter of deciding whether you are up for the challenge or not. Sometimes it's just a matter of doing what needs to be done.

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Date: 2014-10-05 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] medleymisty.livejournal.com
*hugs* I hope it all works out decently enough.

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Date: 2014-10-05 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crisp-sobriety.livejournal.com
I can only imagine how stressful this must be. I really hope everything turns out okay!

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Date: 2014-10-05 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kajel.livejournal.com
Man, that sounds rough. Good luck with it all.

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Date: 2014-10-05 11:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] editrx.livejournal.com
Thinking of you and sending good woodgies -- it's a hard time all around, and we've learned to live pretty frugally ourselves. Keep us apprised: Georgia is a good choice for you not just with the family down there but also the job market.

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Date: 2014-10-06 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millysdaughter.livejournal.com
**hugs**
Having family in the area will help.

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Date: 2014-10-06 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grail76.livejournal.com
I'll keep a good thought. Sorry DC hasn't worked out for you.

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Date: 2014-10-06 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beeker121.livejournal.com
I will be thinking good thoughts for you and your family.

I really like the message in your final paragraph, and you state it well.

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Date: 2014-10-07 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n3m3sis43.livejournal.com
Good luck! I'm sorry you are struggling so much right now and I hope you find a clear path through soon.
Edited Date: 2014-10-07 02:19 am (UTC)

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Date: 2014-10-07 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellison.livejournal.com
As for your last statement - it's so true! I wish you the best of luck. That's great that you have such a long held friendship with someone you can stay with, and that you already have roots there. My husband and I did something similar, moving back to where I'd spent a bit of time as a teen, where my mom and brother still live. We never really thought we'd leave CA and suddenly, we're Washingtonians (state, not DC). Best of luck in Georgia!!

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Date: 2014-10-08 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jem0000000.livejournal.com
*hugs* Good luck.

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Date: 2014-10-08 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] itsjustc.livejournal.com
I'm sorry the job fell through. It was very bad of them to tell you so late in the day!!

I hope things sort out for you. x
Edited Date: 2014-10-08 11:47 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2014-10-09 03:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vik_thor
Best of luck to y'all!
That really stinks that they withdrew the offer. It seems like they should offer some type of recompense for the issues regarding withdrawing it. Had any paperwork been signed?
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