Friday, January 30, 2009

Feeling Better

Sorry about all of the vagueness and melting bunnies yesterday. On Wednesday morning, after a relentless series of small and unfortunate events (new parking hassles, a problematic trip to the laundry, pen stains on my new pants, the leg breaking off of my Marty figurine, etc.), I came home to find an envelope taped to my door.

Now everyone who knows what I went through with my place on Alki Point knows how I feel about envelopes taped to my door. (Here's a tip: even if it's just a letter telling me how great I am and that you want to give me all of your money, don't you EVER put it in an envelope and tape it to my door, OK?)

The good news is that my place is not being sold and turned into a condo (I'd like to see that happen). The bad news is that they're kicking my rent up quite a bit starting March 1st.

Now, I know that in the grand scheme of things, this is a small problem (especially considering all that's happening with the economy) but, in my little world, this is a bit of game-changer. I could barely justify paying my current rent, I'm certainly not going to be able to do so at the new rate. So, this whole thing got me reevaluating just what it is I'm doing here in Seattle and why things are taking so long. It also got me thinking about what's next.

Don't worry, dear reader, I'm still going to get the book finished and I shall continue blogging. (Neither snow nor rain nor heat of day nor gloom of night. Um, just not Tuesdays, OK?) But you guys may have to bear with me a bit while I figure a few things out.

But, if yesterday is a sign of things to come, things might not take as long as I fear. I got a ton of stuff done and I even had an old friend from New York get in touch with me because she wants me help her write a web series she's working on.

Very cool.

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