Nearly a month ago, it became apparent it was time for us to find a new place to call home. While I do love our little studio apartment, we need someplace a little more suited to our quiet and peaceful lifestyle.
As I’ve been finding out this last month – obtaining safe and affordable housing with MCS can be a real pain in the keister!
I have tried over a dozen rentals and none have the necessary requirements for our needs – mainly mold free with non-toxic flooring, no fresh paint, and zero pest control spraying. I’ve not a clue how we ended up finding our current rental so easily, it was a total fluke!
Luckily we are not on a time limit for having to move, so if the right place for us doesn’t show until next month that will be ok… though the stress is pretty incredible.
Not only are we limited by our health needs, but there is also a large amount of competition for any reasonably priced rental. Within hours of a rental being listed it will have had close to a half dozen calls or more from people looking for the same price range we are. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on us to be one of the first people to call or risk losing what may have been a rare MCS friendly rental.
My world has narrowed down to keeping myself ready for action at a moments notice on a good sounding rental and dealing with the stress our living situation is causing.
Meanwhile, I have been lucky enough to follow a dream I’ve had for many years, easily half my life, and purchased a good DSLR camera last month. Funny timing on it, as there is not a chance I would have bought it had I known less than a week later I would be searching for a place to move. Yet, I’ve found a great deal of enjoyment in snapping pictures of our various journeys around the island this last month and it has been a much needed source of relaxing calm in my life. I hope to have some photos ready to share on here soon, though it may take until after our move for that to happen.
The house hunt continues. I still have high hopes with each phone call and email, that this could be the next home for us. I just hope it is sooner rather than later as I’m ready to be moving on.