ever since i my freshman year in college my mother has used this term when referring to any major life change.
last saturday evening chad & i were taking a much needed afternoon nap when i awoke to hear someone at our door. bleary eyed, we went to the door to greet our new landlord and his wife. polite & smiling he proceeded to tell us that he is raising our rent 15% (!!!) and…the kicker… we will be asked to sign a year-long lease as of september 1st!! the following smear of “we know you’ll understand…” and “….with the rising demand for rental units….” was all a blur. he complimented us as “very clean” and left smiling and nodding/bowing. as i watched his head disappear down the stairs i slumped to a sit on the door step, my eyes tearing up. we cant sign a one year lease!…. the cheese has moved. we need to be out in 3 weeks.
suddenly, our musings of “we’re tracking the real estate market” have shifted into “we are in the real estate market.” after crunching numbers of the past three days we finally met with a loan officer & real estate agent last night. game on.