I mentioned in my last post that stayed at my flat for a night this weekend. Seems that this might cause some confusion so here are the details for those of you not in the know.
Shortly after Paul and I got together I started staying at his flat a lot. Then the renewal of the lease on the flat that I share with the Girlies came up for renewal. At that time things were going really well with Paul but it was still early doors and I wasn’t ready to commit to living there full time. Plus if I had wanted to move out it would have caused issues for the other girls as they would have had to find someone else to share. So we had a chat and decided that we would all be ready to move out at the end of October.
Then in June Paul and I discussed getting a bigger place as his flat was small and there was no room for me to move more of my stuff in. I hadn’t been home for months and I knew that I wanted to live with him by then so we found the house and moved. The rent on the house is only slightly more than he was paying for the flat so we came to the arrangement that he would pay the rent until my lease was up and then I would pay half.
So we are in our final month at the flat. The night that I spent there this weekend was the first since the end of February! We couldn’t even stay in my room as I have moved all my furniture over to the house – I just have some books and other rubbish that I have accumulated and really need to sort out before we move out at the end of the month. I also need to paint my room back to the hideous pink colour that it was when I moved in so I can get my deposit back.
So yes, at the moment I have two addresses but I live in the house with Paul and the flat is just something that I need to sort out this month. At the beginning I liked having it – it was a safety net just in case anything went wrong with Paul and I. Now it is just something that is holding me back slightly. I have great memories and loved living with the girlies in that flat – Chez Girlies – but it is time to move on and finally settle into my new life.