We were so excited to move. It was an income regulated apartment so we were just waiting around for the paperwork to get approved. Me and the kids had been collecting boxes and packing things we didn't need and dreaming of our washer and dryer....well....I may have been the only one dreaming of a washer and dryer, but you get the point.
It was yesterday (Wednesday) and I was at work when I got a phone call that said "Rebekah, I have some news. Are you sitting down?"
I was then informed that the apartment I was applying for was not available to me because I made to much money. I make exactly three hundred dollars to much. I was a little shell shocked. I had gone over my income with these people before I went through this whole process to avoid such a situation and now I found myself smack in the middle of an impossible seeming story. He then went on to tell me that they did have a market value apartment (same EXACT apartment as the income regulated one) for $945.00 a month. I cant afford rent that high. Its just COMPLETELY out of my range.
I told the man thank you and hung up. I had already given my apartment complex my thirty day notice...but that was only two days ago so I just figured that I would call and ask them to disregard my notice and then I would save up and move in the summer instead of right now. Everything was going to be OK.
I finally reached my lunch hour yesterday so I dialed the phone number to my apartment complex and gave them the low down.....
Me: Hi Crystal. I wont be moving...it fell through can you cancel my 30 day notice?
Crystal: Oh OK...can you hold on a minute?
Crystal: Rebekah...I'm sorry but we have already rented out your apartment and they already signed the lease. You have to be out by March 17th.
I was heartbroken. I cried almost my whole lunch hour wondering what I was going to do. How was I going to find a place to live in three weeks? How was I going to afford the security deposit? I only have saved a few hundred. I felt defeated, hopeless. My heart and my pocket book were really counting on this very affordable and cute apartment and now it was gone and the possibility of being without a place to live was just around the corner.
So that was yesterday...today is the same situation and I really don't know what I am going to do. Please pray for me and my family. Everybody is sad especially Chelsea. She is just about to graduate from eight grade. She wants to graduate with all her friends and is so scared of what might happen with us moving away.
Seems impossible.....but I am hopeful. What now Lord?