September 26th, 2001



First good news in quite a while: the building I'm in has a 3 bedroom coming open on Nov. 1st. My lease on this one expires Oct. 31st. Not only can I move (they aren't giving me shit about the fact that I renewed my lease already) but they will give me a few days or a week to move after the other people move out without charging me double-rent even though I'll be double-occupying for a few days.

Not only that, but it's 200 sq. ft. larger, and only $200 more a month. So now my dad, my kids, and I will all have our own private bedroom, we'll have more space overall, and it won't cost much more to get it.


I have enough stress to knock out an elephant.

In other news, the food they served for lunch was so nasty... bad chinese food, and it made me a feel a bit sick and gave me a nasty headache. Never done it to me before, wonder what I reacted to. Blerg. Mildly dizzy too.


Home now. Just looked at a floorplan of the new place. It's nice. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms. Large master bedroom for me with walk-in closet and bathroom, like now, a second bedroom almost as large where my dad can go, and a third bedroom, smaller, where the kids can go. Or maybe vice-versa, since they do outnumber him 2 to 1, and I AM paying for the whole place, so it's mine to allocate as I like. I dunno, we'll see.

It's on the other side of the building, so I'll have a better view of NYC, and it is an apartment with a wide balcony (as opposed to a small balcony) which will be cool. It's basically better in every way - and 250 sq. ft. larger - and only $200 more per month. My dad watching the baby will more than make up for that, and still leave me a little extra money and be able to give my dad some money every month to help him pay off his debt and bills and such.

This is the best news I've had in a long time. This just may work. The best thing is my bedroom has direct and close access to the front door, so I don't have to walk past his bedroom to get in or out, or to bring people in or out. Since it's the master bedroom, it also has enough room for people to actually hang out (the main room is 12x20, plus the hallway with the closets that leads to my private bathroom), so I can have friends (or whatever) over in my own private space. It's a small touch, but it gives me that little extra touch of privacy. Good stuff.
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