Here's how this was supposed to work. My lease on my apartment originally ended Oct 15th.
My house was supposed to be done Oct 30th.
I checked with my complex and sure enough, for about one million dollars, I could stay through Nov 15th instead. Perfect. Well, not perfect, but not the end of the world.
Now the house is going to be done 'sometime in November' but understandably (construction is a bitch apparently?) no one is comfortable promising me that it will on or before the 15th. That means:
- extending my lease through Dec 15th (for a second one million dollars, of course) OR
- hoping for the best and putting all of my shit into storage on Nov 15th and commencing the couch surfing if it doesn't work out
Neither of those are good choices.
I knew this was a possible outcome, and this is not an impossible situation. If I commit to the second extra month of rent, though, and then the house is done in late Nov, that doubled up mortgage/rent combo money is money that would otherwise go towards a washing machine. Can I live without a washing machine in December? Of course. People make that shit work all the time. I don't actually know where there's a laundromat in the suburban Front Range, but they must exist.
I just kept thinking 'it's going to work out fine' because I couldn't see an alternative. I'm actually really tempted to continue doing so.
Either way, I have to let the complex know by Friday. Nov 15th? Dec 15th? Anyone wanna vote?