Well, Paintsville turned out to be pretty much a bust. So, after talking things over and considering our options, Matthew and I are going to move (back to) Michigan. It's both scary and exciting, and familiar and not, all at the same time. I haven't lived there (other than summers spent with my Dad) since 1980, and Matthew's only visited there.
But I think this will be good for us. It feels right, in any case. So now I begin to peruse the rentals in Battle Creek. :)
Ugh. No more checking on Craigslist for places. Two apartments that seemed really good ended up being bogus; a third, the person contacted me back, and sent me a link to a "flyer and virtual tour" that ended up trying to download spyware/malware onto my computer. I have good antivirus stuff, but GEEZ.
I did find a bunch of ads in the classifieds section for Floyd county's online newspaper, so I will be making a bunch of phone calls tomorrow (made myself a little form with all the questions I need to ask!) and then Matthew and I will go back up there on Wednesday and look at those.
I'd forgotten how time-consuming it is to find a place, and last time I didn't have to deal with the whole different town thing. But, ever onward, right? Right. :)
So, Matthew seems to be totally on-board with both the moving thing, and with going to the school. We have appointments to look at three different apartments tomorrow (Saturday), and I'm still waiting to hear back from another one.
Going to look at some apartments next week, over in Paintsville. Hopefully we'll find something that's reasonably priced and in a decent neighborhood. (Though I wonder if there can even be "bad neighborhoods" when the town population is under 4,000.)
My son and I have lived in our apartment complex for over seven years, with no problems with our neighbors or management. Today I received a letter from management saying that my lease will be up for renewal at the end of October, and they've decided not to renew it. When I called and asked about it, I was told they don't have to give me a reason; they simply "don't wish to do business with me any longer".
We've stayed here primarily because we were unable to afford moving expenses. Both my son and I are on disability, with very limited income. But it seems to be out of my hands now.
Please help me raise the funds necessary to get us moved and settled into a new home.