Thursday, June 28, 2012

[ bummer news ]

SO JUST as we were renewing our lease for another year and paying our year's rent up front {the entire year has to be paid at once here in Dubai!}, we got a notice from our Iranian soccer-player landlord that he wants the apartment back when our lease is up next June.


I'm pretty bummed out. Wouldn't you know that the one time we actually like our place and want to stay, now we're being evicted. I decided to look for any other listings in our building right now just for curiosity and it appears that the 2 that are available now are already over $200 more/month than what we're paying now. I don't imagine we'll find anything for the same price as what we're paying when we need to search next year.

It certainly puts a damper on my gallery wall project I've been assembling. By the time I've got it ready to hang, it will be time to take it all down again. I wonder if I should bother. The joys of being a renter.

lisa

15 comments:

Johanna - Taloja ja Toiveita said...

Not so good news! Hopefully, with luck, you'll find even something better. You never know what life brings...

Debby Steele said...

That is tough. Renting provides certainly liberties but there is that feeling of no permanence. I am certain I more than likely will lose the home in the divorce. I have been looking for a rental. So tough in a small suburb. I refuse to take my daughter out of her High School so this could be a challenge. Best of luck to finding the perfect little place to rent and finally finish your wall gallery. xo

Leanne said...

think of it this way...the gallery wall will be ready to hang as soon as you're into the next place...you've done the work already! you have the furnishings taken care of...be optimistic and you just might find something lovely. i have a feeling you could make any space beautiful!
off to deerhurst this afternoon...emma's high school grad ceremony! i've already cried this morning...xo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Here you go...again!
You move, and we reap the benefits of your creative process on the go!

I wish you success in the search for your new home!
~Lynne
w/L.

Meeling said...

That sucks! I hate being "told" what to do. :-( I'd still go ahead with your project. A year is a long time and you might as well enjoy your surroundings during that time. And you never know, what if something changes and you actually get to stay longer than you think.

I can't live with bare walls. Even when I rented I always painted and hung pics.

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Oh that is so frustrating!! I hope you find something you like for a good price. Good luck!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Sorry! How long is your Dubai stay for ? If you have until next June that is a good 11 months to enjoy the gallery wall....get busy and do it....11 months is a long time! Good luck on your search!

Pinecone Camp said...

That does suck. I hope you find something that you love just as much. I take it it's not a cheap place to live? When do you come back to Canada?

Privet and Holly said...

Just remember, sweet
friend, when one door
closes....! I'm sure there
is something even more
special waiting for you
on this lovely adventure
that you and your hubby
are on, and I'm looking
forward to seeing what
it will be : ) !!

xo Suzanne

Vintage Home said...

That is a bummer...but as others have said...somehow you will turn it into an adventure we can all enjoy! As for the salon wall...I say hurry hurry then you will be all organized for the next place!
p.s. how long will you be over there?

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Oh bummer...I know that sucks...but I also know you'll find some place fabulous next summer! xoxoxo

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

That is a bummer! Hoping you find another fab place soon. I know you'll make any place fabulous!

Meagan, in house nester said...

Ahhh so frustrating Lisa! I do like to think to myself - what is meant to be will be and obviously this is happening for a reason so hang in there! Your next place is going to be stellar too I am sure :)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Crumb. I can so relate. I am afraid our landlords want to sell and we are not ready to buy a place yet. Argh! I say hang that gallery wall!

SHERRY HART said...

That is a huge bummer.....crap:(

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