Article = none , personal experience
Moved out of my brothers basement (his wife hates me ) , or was forced out , after the landlord started in on renovations and the place was literally unlivable. Hit Kijiji and after a week or so got lucky and found a place up on Hunt Club.
Place is a large closet.
Judging by the fresh drywall and tiny closet doors everywhere, the luxury three bed room house had been converted into an eight bedroom room rooming house. Eight tiny bedrooms. As in don't bother buying a box spring for your mattress you'll never get it down the stairs into the basement (where my room is)
The room is 7' x 9' and 7' tall.
There's no internet because the landlord has the internet by Bell and is using it to "monitor temperature alarms" or so she says. I wouldn't put it past her to have audio bugs in the house, but thats illegal she'll never admit to that. And besides, after looking over my neibours , I don't really trust them and I wouldn't blame her a bit.
I got a fold up lawn chair , I looked all over for a tag for a weight limit (I'm about 300lbs), couldn't find one. Openned it up and sat down on it at walmart before buying it. No problem holds my weight nicely.
Got it home , openned it up ... whats this tag ? 225lbs maximum weight.
Sheesh. I put a milk crate under it and a big cushion , so that would take the weight and not the chair.
Got a little fold out table for my lap top , but no internet. My phone has internet , but the lap top is Linux and won't recognize the phone. I'm going to have to turn it back into a windows machine eventually , it seems , for the duration. (It's ok to do that on a wind phone, but bell or rogers or telus will charge you extra for using your phone as a modem , a lot extra)
The duration ?
Application is in at Ontario Housing for a rent to income place (bachelar pad or one bedroom) and disability should give me an answer end of april whether I qualify or not (I hope so , I sent enough test results from the doctor in , and there was another guy in the waiting room who also had Chrones Disease and he was on disability )
Hopefully in a year or two I get the rent to income house and disability and it's early retirement time.
Some people say they'd go crazy if they didn't work. But truthfully , I don't think I've ever had a job that mattered much to anyone. Security guard. Telephone tech support for computers and later cell phones, computer programmer. I liked computer programmer , but they decided Quebec needed more jobs and move the whole (government) contract to Quebec , and the little firm I was working for suddenly didn't need me anymore.
How can anyone love a job where they treat you like dirt and toss you out the door at the first opportunity ?
I'm going to pick up my piano lessons and start a band. I'm not actually going to travel , not with my bad belly , I'm just going to upload stuff to youtube. We'll see how that goes.
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