This Independence holiday weekend, while everyone is traveling, enjoying family, nice weather, and Barbeques… My family and I will be packing up our town home and getting ready to move into a hotel for nine days until our new home is ready to be moved in to. Happy 4th of July to us!
My life has been a huge hectic blob since my landlord told me heâ€™s putting the town house on the market. A FOR SALE sign went up in my front yard and a lock box went on my door handle. Let the games begin! My home was being shown while I still occupied it which was a HUGE inconvenience to my family (whether we were home or not). Having people in and out of our home with barely 24 hrs notice was REALLY annoying. I always tried to be present when ever our home was being shown. After about one month of the house being on the market, my landlord got an offer! Whoaâ€¦ in this economy and the way the housing market is at the moment, I was surprised! Well, that is when the clock started to tick for me. I had exactly 60 days to find a new home to relocate my family to. I looked in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, NC. I really wanted to stay in the same neighborhood and school district I was already in so I wouldnâ€™t disrupt my childrenâ€™s education and have to enroll them in a new district or new city for that matter where they would have to start all over again.
In the 25th hour I lucked up on another town home within close proximity to where I was originally which is a huge bonus but, it wonâ€™t be ready until after I have to be out of my current home. I asked if my deadline could be extended by a few days and they wouldnâ€™t budge! The buyers wanted to occupy the space immediately upon signing the purchase agreement and I was left to make arrangements to stay in an extended stay hotel (with four children) and rent a mobile storage until for all of our belongings for nine days! Lord give me the strength to endure what ever is about to happen! I thought about being a B!&@# and having the landlord evict me which would have bought me an additional 30 days but, that was a short lived thought! I just knew that as a tenant I must have some rights but, this whole experience drained me. I had no fight in me to fight! If Iâ€™m distant from the blogosphere and post irregularly within the next couple of weeks, this is why! Iâ€™ll be back with an update & conclusion to this storyâ€¦
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