This afternoon, my landlord hit me with some bad news: come this fall, I’m out!
Have I been evicted? Nope. Do they hate me? Not a chance: I’ve been a model tenant (their words, not mine). So…what gives? Why have they decided to give me the proverbial boot? The answer, dear reader, stems from the fact that this apartment was almost too good to true, right from the beginning. Allow me to explain.
After college, I took a job which required me to spend two years traveling, almost continuously. Since I spent 70% of my time on the road, it didn’t make any sense for me to spend any money on an apartment. In August of 2005, however, my situation abruptly changed. The traveling ended, and consequently the time was right to get my own place. I casually mentioned this to my sister Kara, who fortuitously found an apartment listing on the bulletin board of the JP Licks in Davis Square. I called the number, interviewed, and was accepted into the apartment of my dreams:
- 2 minute walking distance from the Davis Square T stop;
- Large living room, dining room, and full kitchen;
- Washer/drying inside the kitchen; and
- Cheap Rent!
The landlords, a very nice older couple living on the second floor, have an adult daughter who is carrying their third grandchild. The plan is for she and her husband to move into the first floor. This is entirely within their rights, since my lease is up in September. Still, they’ve always treated me very decently, and it’s hard to hold a grudge against nice people. While I’m not thrilled with the prospect of searching for new digs, 3.5 months is plenty of notice.
So, I ask of you, my legions of loyal readers: anybody know of any apartments opening in the Cambridge/Somerville area this summer/fall?
Note to prospective roommates: although my official move-out date is in September, I can be flexible for an attractive apartment.
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