[personal profile] seabird78
I've been saying for years that I'd never consider living in the Bay Area, at least, not as a single person, because the high cost of living made it seem impossible.

I also said I'd never consider (or maybe not never, but only under dire circumstances) taking on a tenant in my current condo, because having someone unknown occupying my living space, and being responsible for paying me enough to cover my mortgage and related expenses, was too nerve-wracking.

Welp.........

I accepted a job at UC Berkeley and will be moving somewhere within the East Bay within about 4 weeks.

And....as a result I have a realtor screening prospective tenants since a sale of my property is not viable at the moment without taking a big financial hit, thanks to the tanked market in my area.

The Universe likes to fuck with me, so it seems!

Date: 2015-06-14 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asher63.livejournal.com
Wow! That's big news. Are you excited, apprehensive, or a little of both?

Date: 2015-06-14 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seabird78.livejournal.com
Both. It's been a dream of mine to get out west, and having an employer that recruited me in that area is what made it possible. Otherwise, I would've waited a few more years and kept saving to do it on a gamble of landing on my feet.

But as much as I do want to be there, I never anticipated that it would happen so soon, or that I'd have to pull everything together to make it happen in such a short timeframe. It'll be fine once I'm there and more settled, I'm sure, but in the meantime the multitude of logistics has me feeling a bit frantic.

Date: 2015-06-15 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asher63.livejournal.com
You are in Chicago, right? I'm guessing the prospect of a milder climate probably doesn't sound too bad.

Date: 2015-06-15 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seabird78.livejournal.com
Not bad at all! If I never have to endure another polar vortex again, it won't be too soon.

Date: 2015-06-15 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melograna.livejournal.com
Congratulations! That's so cool (and right now you must be mind-bogglingly busy)!

Date: 2015-06-15 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seabird78.livejournal.com
Ridiculously busy!!! Feels like I'm on a treadmill set to maximum speed and incline, but I'm trying to remind myself that things will only sustain at this pace a few more weeks and then I'll have the rest of the summer to recover.

Date: 2015-06-15 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malkovich03.livejournal.com
welcome to the bay area!

Date: 2015-06-15 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seabird78.livejournal.com
Thank you!

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