So just when I thought thing where going to start getting better with a new job and what not, the other day I got something in the mail.
On March 11th my father has to goto the housing tribunal (sorta like court for tenants and land lords/land owners)
We've been behind on rent for the last couple of months and its not because my father and I spend our money frivilously.
Lately he just has bad luck finding and keeping a job. He'll get a job, get paid, and something happens like illness, bad winter weather, or car problems causes him to loose a job.
And because we live on Ontario Works (welfare) and depend on their monthly checks to pay rent, when someone on ontario works gets a job and gets paid Ontario Works takes money of your check (after a certain amount of time or payment Ontario Works wont provide any benefits there after)
So thanks to not being able to keep a job and our monthly check being cut down, we've been unable to pay our full rent and now the landlord of the building/apartment says we owe them $1990 Dollars (Thats probably next months rent plus the rent we already owe)
I have no idea what we're going to do as we're most likely going to have to get out by the end of march.
Heres a list of things that could happen
1) Best - The company that owns the building holds off on eviction if we can pay most of the rent we owe when we get our next check (at the end of the Month, February 28th)
2) Worst - We get kicked out and have no place to go (other then maybe living with family)
Even if we have the money for first and last (pays for the first and last months rent at a rental house/apartment) to get a new place many land lords around here are asking for a lot, Background checks, credit checks, and must be employed. So even if you have 1200 a month from Welfare they still may not let you rent a place.
And if we have to live with say, my Grandmother for any amount of time, then I'll loose my job because I have no way to quickly get from Brighton Ontario to Oshawa. Thats a 1-1.5 hour drive on the highway.
Lastly, even if we do get kicked out and find a new place, I wont have internet for a little while because I'll have to have my internet company set up the internet at a new location (and that could take up to a week depending on when we let them know)
While I'm not completely freaking out about shit just yet, I'm still uneasy about things as theres nothing I can do. We can't take out any loans, we have nothing of value to sell (our computers probaly wouldn't sell for much considering they're already 4-5 years old with so many crappy fixes) and no one in our family is rich. Plus my father probably wont go around asking for money unless he really has to (plus nobody we know will probably have the money to help us out or they'll just get all up in arms and shit)
I just hope that we can either stay where we are now, or find a new place before we get kicked out and possibly have no place to stay.
Listening to: Rock, Heavy Metal, and Game Music
Reading: Nothing much at the moment.
Watching: Looking for new anime to watch.
Playing: Minecraft and Counter Strike
Eating: What ever is left in the kitchen...
Drinking: Water and coffee (can't afford beer right now)