Where have you been?!

Wells Far(from a good bank)go

The last time I remember updating you all, it was with regards to this bank and their questionable, at best, practice of making the homeowner, us in this case, pay “legal fees”, 18k+ in this case, that were accrued, by the bank, when we had to hire a lawyer to stop some underhanded practices that they were attempting in regards to our mortgage.

Mama loving the drive north!

I was awe-struck by the outpouring of support we received from our followers. Within a day of posting the fact that we couldn’t get approved for a loan because of the aforementioned situation, I had a gofundme fundraiser created with donations to the tune of 1200$!!! That’s just crazy to me!

The rental

Just after that, a co-worker of Kim’s dad heard of our plight, that is, having 5 dogs, 3 cats, ourselves and a hard date of August 1 to be out of our home in Florida. He had a property which, although currently inhabitated, was in the process of being turned over and would be ready for us by that date!

Could definitely be worse!

Once again, I was taken aback by the sheer serendipity of the whole thing. I remember chalking it up to Karma and being thankful that I had accrued a pretty good positive balance of the stuff over the last few years.

As some of you probably know, moving is stressful AF. So, when a hurdle gets cleared, it gets put in the rearview and stays there.

Needless to say, when Kim’s father pulled us aside to let us know that the rental had temporarily fallen through, on the DAY OF our move, I couldn’t even process what he was telling us.

The current resident of the rental, turns out, is cray-cray. They have not paid their rent for the last few months and is refusing to vacate the property. Kim’s father informed us that a court date is set and then an eviction will happen soon after. My initial reaction, about a hour into our drive north, was why we were just hearing about this problem now. It seemed like something that could have been brought to our attention 2 months ago when we initially were offered the rental.

All love.

Unfortunately, the why’s and how’s of the situation didn’t matter, it was already set to be the way it was and carrying on about it wasn’t going to change a thing.

This led us, and by us I mean the 3 humans, 5 dogs, and 3 cats, to be living with Kim’s mother and father, under one roof, for roughly 3-weeks! A difficult development, to say the least.

Limbo

That leads us to today. Everyone is just trying their best to get along in a tough situation and we’ve been doing a pretty good job. But, the fact remains, there are a lot of people and animals under one roof. But, I suppose it’s important to play the “what-if” game in situations such as this to keep perspective. Because if I don’t, it’s easy to get pissed off about things that don’t warrant the energy.

Imagine we DIDN’T have Kim’s parents to fall back on as a plan B. It would have been nearly impossible to find a place to stay with all the animals. I would have been put in a very difficult situation and probably would be “camping”, read homeless in the woods, with my dog’s and cat’s while Kim and Pei stayed in a hotel or something.

Perspective, perspective, perspective.

We are still in a pickle financially. There were a lot of plans that were put on hold because of this madness and, while not directly behind it, that 8-ball is obstructing things for us a bit. Not to worry though, we’re though most of the 3 weeks at this point and there is some light to be seen at the end of the tunnel. Again, could be way worse!

More importantly, we are together, with a roof over our heads, full bellies, and in good health. Anything more than that is just gravy, so to speak.

On another note, I’ve found writing this post extremely cathartic. I’m going to start writing more, whether general blogging or maybe even some fiction, who knows. Be sure to check back often!