We've been in this flat that we chose for its proximity to the bus station and university for like 10 years mainly because it's so cheap for the location close to downtown. It's kinda crappy, but the location/price on the one hand kept dragging us back and we kept thinking "It's still temporary but we don't have a grownup job yet, so..."
So we've both wanted out of here for years. But the building was recently purchased by an evil rental overlord and they're going to jack the prices +€200 per month over the next two years, starting with €100ish on the new year.
Now we have a pressing reason to leave!
But we're still both <1 year from finishing certifications and potentially being able to work in our fields, and waxjism
is stuck in a customer service job she hates, so I have to try and finish mine first because my chances of finding work in under a year of hunting were essentially deemed kind of laughable by the career guidance people from the unemployment bureau. "You wouldn't have time to find anything before you could finish the certification anyway, so just finish it and you'll be more employable" was their advice in a nutshell.
But then... where... should we move to???
We ultimately want to move to (or towards) Pargas, where she grew up and where her mom is retiring to (and where there are sheep and goats and horses and chickens!!!), but we can't do that until I have my certification. Presumably waxjism
has to remain employed for me to do this but the pressure and emotional drain of this horrible customer service job is making her so full of rage that I keep worrying she'll burst a vessel in her temple. I didn't think she could have a more psychologically scarring job than her recent years at Nokia, but I was wrong.
On the plus side this will at least give us an opportunity to throw out a lot of junk, I guess.