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vast relief [Sep. 27th, 2005|09:13 pm]
Hooray! We don't have to move!

I went and talked to the landlord on Friday, and he was unhappy with the fact we had three of us (in violation of our lease, as it turns out), and so why should he let all three of us live there, since he really only wants two adults per apartment? So I explained that we weren't taking advantage of low rents, we were in a three-person relationship which we really hadn't planned, it just kinda happened.

As for why we didn't mention it, well, y'know, some people are prejudiced, and when you're in an unusual relationship, you just get in the habit of not mentioning it if you don't have to, because you don't want to expose yourself to potential discrimination. [Note that anyone reading this is excluded from that statement, since y'all are decent people, not assholes.]

Anyway, he said that he would think about it over the weekend and make his decision on Monday after having a conference with his manager and maintenance guy. So I called on Monday afternoon and found out that they hadn't discussed it yet. (Jerkass.) But today, the manager called Jerry and told him that yes, we can stay after all! YAY! Our rent will go up, but that's fine. (And fair, really, since it's mostly for extra utilities.)

It's been raining, and when I went outside it smelled like Connecticut. Man, does it smell good.

[User Picture]From: aadroma
2005-09-27 09:19 pm (UTC)
That's good to hear, nena! Congratulations! (SNUG)
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[User Picture]From: tdjohnsn
2005-09-27 10:59 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-09-28 05:48 am (UTC)

When it's very rainy, I always think of Seattle, after a particularly heavy thunderstorm that I saw from a traffic jam on the Floating Point Bridge; we were stuck on the bridge for 90 minutes, and that particular smell of wet concrete will always be with me.
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From: orbitalmechanic
2005-09-28 06:31 am (UTC)
Are you guys in a dry season? Is it that rain-on-hot-dirt smell? I love that, although we have just hit fall and it smells cold and dry and that's awesome too.

Also, hooray for not moving, etc.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2005-09-28 08:08 am (UTC)
You actually mentioned you were in a relationship? And they let you stay? Amazing. You are so brave. A definite victory point for non-traditional arrangements.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2005-09-28 08:50 am (UTC)

I wish it would rain here. If it stays this dry through the fall and winter, we'll have drought next year.
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[User Picture]From: bats22
2005-09-28 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats to you guys... good to hear that news.

It's been raining, and when I went outside it smelled like Connecticut.

Um, what part of Connecticut? The only parts I spent much time in was Groton/New London. Mostly seashore and fuel oil, in my memory.
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