I got the flu in December. This cost me a week of work. The lose hammered home the fact that I can not afford to live here, my margins are non existent. Therefore I did the necessary and scary thing. I gave my one months notice to the land lord. Consequently I have to scramble to find a new cheaper place.
I always told myself I would have the new place lined up before I gave notice but the sad truth became the cash for doubling up was not going to be there. This is serriedly overdue and needed. Though I have been able to cover my rent and bills, other things have been off the table for a long time. I need to be able to afford fun things, and new shoes and pants.
So the quick run down on what I need. Pet friendly, ideally with in 15min of a skytrain station, with a useable kitchen. Basement suites are more likely to be in my price range. I am no longer committed to living in the Commercial Drive, or Hastings Sunrise neighbourhoods, and will gladly consider Burnaby or New West.
It is going to be a stressful month but so have many of the last few, but when the march rent roles around and there is something left, and it takes less the three weeks of my income to earn then I will breath easier.
So Thats the news.