In the past sixteen years, I have moved more times than I care to remember. In the past three years alone I have moved three times. I have become quite the expert packer, but I do not want to have to do that again for a long time. Thankfully, I like where we live now. The kids have friends, and I am friends with several of my neighbors. It's when the kids get home and all they want to do is go outside and ride their bikes with their friends. I am hoping that I will be able to find the money before Christmas to get each of them a new bike.
If I ever have to move again, it will be somewhere new. I was looking online, and I found sites like rentedmonton.com are so helpful. I can look at properties in all kinds of locations and find the perfect place for me and the kids. When we moved into this apartment, I had never set foot in it. I knew it was a three bedroom, but I didn't actually view it until after I signed the lease because it was being cleaned. I wish the apartment complex had a website so I could have seen it first, but they don't. I was thrilled when it turned out to be the perfect place for us.
For now though, I am going to stay put right here. The rent is reasonable and I can pay the bills on my own. And that's important for us single parents.