I told the kids that we would be moving from our two bedroom apartment to one of the nicer 3 bedroom Stone Oak apartments as soon as the lease was up where we were living. My wife could not be happier. Me too for that matter. We moved here in a hurry because of the place where my wife and I both worked went bankrupt. We showed up after a long holiday weekend to find the gate locked with a chain and guards posted. There were big signs that advised how the facility was permanently closed. I did not think that kind of corporate behavior existed in this new century, but it still does. There was not even a warning. I spoke with managers who told me they did not know either.
Well, we scrambled to find work in the same industry, and we found it here in Texas almost a 1000 miles away from where we called home. The landlord back home let us out of our lease without a penalty, and we grabbed the first apartment we could here. I wanted a short term lease, but the landlord would not give us one, so we spent a year in a two bedroom place with 2 kids. (more…)