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E. Quill's Diary
by E. Quill

Surprise! You're moving!

03/14/2021

So theres been a pandemic right? And there is an evicition moratorium. If you cannot pay your rent in my state they do not kick you out. It doesn't apply to us at all because my husband has a job he loves and we have been lucky and been able to pay our rent this whole time. Unfortunately we got a knock on the door 2 days ago. It was our landlord. She knocked and then reached for the handle and TRIED TO JUST WALK IN OUR HOME. I die at that part. No one said come in. She just tried to push in. Weird. Anyway we have to move! They are selling the house!  Only problem is because there is an eviction moratorium there are no open homes for us to rent. People who didn't pay rent can just stay and we're about to not have a place to live. I know life is not fair but man is this not fair. Trying to just marvel at the absurdity of the unfairness instead of do the thing I wanted to do which is cry.  This place is already incredibly short on places to rent at normal times. So now we're figuring out what to do and it is incredibly stressful. 

If we can't figure out how to stay here we're going to go back to the city which is scary because J really loves his job. And the timing is just bad. I am trying to look on the bright side because wow I hate this house anyway but we had just been talking about going back to the city and we decided the best timeline was more like a year out. This house was so small that we couldnt have our bed in the room and have access to both the door and the closet and so we were about to swap rooms with E anyway to give him the big room because the little room had the closet and door on the same side of the room. Trying to remind myself I already didn't like this house. 

Since we have been talking about moving anyway J's grandmother has been of course talking about moving here. At one point she talks about a huge house with 7 bedrooms where everyone could have their own privacy. There would be no way we would live with them so I have to assume she has other family members she is intending to live with.   J tried to tell her she you know could obviously move down to the coast if she wanted but that we were not planning to stay more than a year or two. She then tells us that it would be awful to raise our kids in a city and tries to talk us out of it. I don't know she doesn't even live here and honestly I am not over her hand in J's mother flipping out on J last year instead of you know, apoligizing for her treatment of her son. She seems to think we're cool but I don't feel that way and I also don't know any normal way to be like "I'm still pissed off about what you did last year even though its been over a year and a half since we have actually had to be around each other."  I don't want to pretend things are ok but she just exhausts me.   I am dreading having to be in the same room as her eventually and I just can't imagine any future ever where we spend more than a few days in a row together. 

Anyway we're moving and its really shitty timing and I am kind of just circling about it.  Joping next week to get some boxes and start packing up I guess. To maybe go no where. 

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I don't know if this helps, but some states it's a crime to evict someone just because they sell the property. In Texas, the new buyer inherits the tenant so long as the tenant hasn't violated the lease in any way. I don't know if it applies to you, but it could potentially buy you a little more time to find acceptable arrangements. I wish you luck, however it plays out. That's too much unnecessary stress over something beyond your control. Also, Texas considers a landlord letting themselves into your rental property without permission, outside of a true emergency (burst pipes, fire, cries for help, etc) and without proper written notice (72 hours in advance) trespassing. The landlord would be arrested. Keep it in mind should you ever face that ludicrous situation in the future. I'm pretty skilled in tracking down applicable US laws if you want me to research them for you.

[K Huerta|1 like] [|reply]

Girl I know how you feel, although we were not told we had to move out. We put ourselves on month-to-month in October because we thought we would buy but almost all condos here want 20 - 25% down payment and we can't swing that so we got a bit lazy looking for rentals because of the pandemic (thought maybe no one was moving for the same reasons you said). Well, they sent us a notice last month that they're raising our rent over $200 more and no way we will pay it for this crappy apartment. We're moving out next Tuesday.

Don't blame you for not wanting to move in with J's grandmother. People just want their own space and she'll probably be up in your business.

[Greta GarbageStar|0 likes] [|reply]

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