We currently live in an abandoned neighborhood here on the Air Force Base. No one lives on our street, or surrounding streets. We really live by ourselves, in the ghetto. Our last "neighbor" moved this week. It's just a street for people to zoom past in their cars, on their way to the more established part of base.
So. A few months ago...we were offered, as well as the few remaining tenants of our neighborhood, a lovely (heavy on the sarcasm) townhouse that had already been condemned on the other side of base because our neighborhood was scheduled for demolition sometime in the near future, but funds were not received yet. Apparently, we could not get a normal functioning house, like everyone else on base. Why? That is a great question. We have never gotten an answer. Man, we feel low class. We either had to move off base, or accept this gift of a townhouse that isn't suitable for anyone to live in.
Our choice? We chose to stick it out and risk the A.F. not getting funds because we will be finished with our service to the A.F. in February. Who wants to move, and then a few months later, move again? Not us. Pretty safe bet, eh?
We were told at the end of the workday yesterday that funds were received...demo would start in less than a month....good luck...get the heck out of your house. By the way, that "lovely" townhouse we offered you...no longer available. You are screwed. (Oh, and I am paraphrasing. Of course, we were told with the utmost, uh, politeness.)
Now we are left with the weekend to dwell on this huge problem of not having a house until we can contact the right people and get this resolved.
Now I'm sure you are saying, "Why doesn't she just move off base?" I'll answer: We can't afford it. Plus, after 1st month's rent, deposit, cost of utilities, new phone line, and contracts (we only have 4 months left), it isn't a possibility.
I think I'll drown out my troubles with salsa.