I have guy coming to my house this afternoon who I met on Craigslist. No, I am not looking for a hook-up while T is at work. I am looking for a roommate who will help me pay for my house.
I am not thrilled about it, frankly.
Three months ago, I had worked out a plan with K so that when she moved out with the kids, I would have enough money to keep the house on my own. There would also be enough to cover a good child support payment and even a little saving to put in the bank. When I lost my job, back in September, more than 2 months ago, and just 2 weeks after K moved out, everything changed.
I had hoped I would get a job quickly, before the severance I got ran out. No such luck. I had several interviews, but no offers. I worked in a fairly specialized role, which is making is more difficult for me.
Now I am on the path of school. As of yesterday morning, I have all the classes that I need for the spring semester. I still need to work this into an "approved" plan with the underemployment people so I can keep getting that help and they won't make me look for jobs at the same time.
So now I have to get a roommate to save my house. I wonder if it will be someone I will like. I guess I don't really care, since I am gone all the time. I don't need to be friends with a roommate, but it would be nice to be friendly anyway.
UPDATE: The guy called and canceled. I guess I should be glad he called.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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