Life Isn't Working Out, Need Outside Advice
I won't go in to massive detail here, but I'm having difficulties finding a place to live. Honestly, this shouldn't be an issue as I am gainfully employed, quiet, have good references and am generally an easy tenant to have. The main issue is the two cats that come with me, and as a result I always get put on the backburner in comparison to people without pets. Anyways, I digress. I've had to move thrice this year due to complications. The first move was in to an "ideal situation", then having that friendship with those landlords dissolve due to their disrespect, then in with a roommate who turned in to a total flake and cost me a lot of money, then in to where I am now, begrudgingly, which is my father's house.
I moved out of my father's house four years ago because he's pretty difficult to be around. The house is filthy, he is nearing hoarder levels and he uses drugs. Unfortunately, it was living here or in my car. Before I came here he and I discussed the issue of compensation, and I offered to pay his dog's vet bills and refinish the walls etc (both of which desperately need done), and compensating for the extra utilities in lieu of paying rent.
In addition, I'm in the process of saving money to move 4500 km away, to a city I'll actually enjoy and that will benefit me, and this stay is only temporary, until next July maximum. My father is aware of all this.
Last night, going back on his word, he asked me to pay rent while staying here.
This is me grouchy, and perhaps immaturely, wanting to tell him to stuff it, as I'm all of 19 and have saved him the trouble of raising me, nevermind supporting me, since I was 15. Even here, I'm happy to provide my own food and utilities, all I'm requesting (and what was initially agreed to) was a roof over my head.
After talking this over with a friend, one possible scenario struck a cord with me- that was to move well before my planned date. As in for December or January. It would be tight for me financially, but I could arrange it so that I had 1-2 months frugal living expenses upon arrival, after paying for the move itself. It wasn't the cushion I was hoping for, but this way, I would only have to deal with the really awesome super fun things that transpire in this "home" until then.
Any thoughts? Feel free to PM me as well.
Thanks in advance.
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