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Only two more days of work this work before a four day weekend and I couldn’t be more happy. I have a ton of stuff to get done today at work today to make it so that I don’t have to work tomorrow besides doing some end of month reports, but I’m still taking the time to write this post because it clears my head before the work morning. (Plus, I love reading your comments throughout the day, it makes me smile!)
This morning I found the following email in my inbox:
So – what happened? When all the drama with Zack went down, and he was freaking out and needed to get off the lease, Jen told me that she would sign on the lease. She started the paperwork to get herself approved, and the leasing office approved her, waived her application fee, removed Zack from the lease, and sent out a new lease to us.
I signed the new lease, Jen didn’t.
One of the reasons she didn’t sign it is because she doesn’t feel like she should have to be on the lease if Zack is staying there for any amount of time. (Nevermind that her ex-boyfriend lived with us not on the lease for 6 months when not on the lease, and stole from us.) This largely stems from the fact that she pretty much doesn’t want him around because he lent her $1,000 when she needed it, and then she didn’t get it back to him when she said she would and ignored his texts, and he went off on her so she doesn’t want him around. (And don’t even get me started on that deal and the rest of the drama surrounding it – they both were wrong there, and you’ll never convince me otherwise. He shouldn’t have lent her the money and expected it back so soon, and she should have texted him back instead of ignoring him when she had $1,000 of his money.)
She also doesn’t feel that she should have to sign on a lease when all of her stuff can’t move in with her because I actually have stuff now. (Before I didn’t have anything – even the bed was hers.) She wants to have an office (which is currently the mancave) and the big bedroom and to furnish the entire living room / dining room – but only pay $700 or $1000. So I would have to pay $1000 for the small room, or even if it was the big room, but I would have to sell half my shit or move it into storage.
My original plan was to put her in the small room, and only charge her $700 total since I knew she’d have to get a storage unit for her stuff. This wasn’t supposed to be permanent, only until she got back on her feet – but her signing the lease was part of the deal.
In theory, she’s supposed to be moving in this weekend, but as far as I can tell right now, the lease is only in my name because they already removed Zack. If that’s the case, and she’s making all these demands, I don’t see why I shouldn’t find someone who is happy signing on the lease with just the small room and shared common rooms for $700. That isn’t that much to pay for the area we’re in and the house is awesome.
Of course, I already told Jen that she has a place to live up here, so I we’ll figure it out when she gets up here this weekend. I’m sure we’ll be able to come to a mutually beneficial agreement, it just sucks that it’s coming up now. (Especially since the original deal was her/me/Zack all there before all the stuff that happened between the three of us.)
But I’m not giving up half the house for less than half the rent, and I’m not going to sell all my stuff so she will be more comfortable. I’ve spent my entire adult life living in other peoples houses and now I finally have a place that is really my own. I don’t want to give that up if I don’t have to.
Do you have roommates? Do you like them? What problems do you face?