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[Mar. 2nd, 2016|06:11 pm]
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I've not been sulking, really. Just over busy with work, tired in the evening, and trying to sort out the next few weeks and weekends. I've Quaker stuff i really need to do before leaving for Death Valley, next week I must go into the office ankle or no, the weekend after is Meeting for Business, the week after that i am in Ohio (the joy of flying with the ankle), and then i am home. Wah. I was intimidated by all this before spraining my ankle.

Meanwhile we got the rent increase notice. It's about 20% more than our current rent, enough to trigger the decision to make the effort to move before the next rent increase.

Good news is that rain seems to be on the way.

We went to a cheap shoe store, and i've bought cheap shoes to cut up around the ankle brace. I also had a pair of Blackspot Unswooshers (an anticorporate, eco friendly, union friendly pair of incredibly uncomfortable black hightop sneakers: these will be perfect for this weekend.

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[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2016-03-03 03:44 am (UTC)
Meh. You're not sulking at all. You're making necessary and difficult decisions. And you have my support every step of the way.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-03-03 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- i don't know in what state the house we get in NC will be, so i may be asking you about your renovation work!
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2016-03-03 04:02 am (UTC)
20 percent is a lot of increase. I hope this does help y'all relocate. I hope your ankle heals in good shape, and cheap shoes do their cutup duty.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-03-03 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Sometimes the universe needs to give a little push. Moving is a step on a route for me to change my type of work, i think.
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-03-03 04:44 am (UTC)
Zowie, that's a huge increase.
Sometimes the universe is pretty unambiguous in letting you know when it's time.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-03-03 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yep!

Fortunately we'd been making plans and were prepared for this, because if we hadn't been paying attention it would have been quite the shock.
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2016-03-03 12:46 pm (UTC)
You're going to Death Valley with the sprained ankle? Hope it's not too difficult; the night sky will be worth it. Bleah on work travel, though.
20% is huge, but I guess that is not unusual for the area, unfortunately.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-03-03 03:31 pm (UTC)
I think there will be plenty to see without getting out and hiking, so there's that.

We were expecting a smaller increase that would have had us paying 50% more than we were five years ago -- the newspaper says that's the average rate of increase. It was disappointing to get an increase even larger.

Anyhow, Hillsborough is in our Zillow search range. 8)
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2016-03-03 07:27 pm (UTC)
I am still looking forward to vicariously seeing photos of the Death Valley sky. Hopefully you can just hobble and point :)

My across-neighbor's house is for sale, but the lot might be a bit small. I thought you were looking more to the south/east, closer to your family members? Hillsborough is pretty affordable, though.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-03-04 01:00 am (UTC)
I've been looking at places as small as a third of an acre, so it isn't too small at all. While we could afford it, we're trying to find something more modest, just so the umbilical to my current employer could be cut sooner rather than later.

I've saved it on Zillow, though!
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2016-03-04 05:49 pm (UTC)
I get it, I wouldn't want to take on a big mortgage at this point in my life. I'm lucky my current house is getting close to being paid off. When I bought it, I wasn't really thinking about the future into retirement, but I'm not planning on moving anytime soon. And RE prices have gone up some here, although not anything like in bubble areas.
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