I recently found out that my landlord has allowed his property to go
into foreclosure, the trustee sale is this coming Monday!!! I am
looking at having to move, quick!!!
My problem is that I am also looking at having no place for my
workshop which is currently half of my garage.
I have heard of people making jewelery out of a spare bedroom in an
apartment but is this really viable?
What about storage units, has anyone done this?
I have called a few and they sort of freak out when they hear the
word “business”, I have to reassure them that the unit will not be
used as a storefront but as a workshop. The problem seems to be the
lack of electricity, most seem to have a lights.
As we all know torches are dirty and so I would need to run an
extractor and for this I would need electricity.
The last thing I want is my unit to be locked down and my stuff to
be sold (or stolen) because I hooked up a light bulb to plug socket
which is a fire hazard.
I am also looking at huge rents here in Southern California. I have
been pampered by my current situation and frankly what is being
offered for the prices is scary!!!
Plus living in Los Angeles is draining and I am tired of California,
too much ego!!!
I am sort of in limbo right now and my biggest concern is not so
much where I am going to live (there’s always the car!) but where I
can stow my workshop stuff and still be able to learn jewelry making.
Another concern is paying storage fees on tools that will be sitting
Part of me wants to throw caution to the wind and make a huge jump
and move to Orca’s island, WA which has been a dream of mine for
years but the thing holding me back is the lack of a steady job where
it is mostly seasonal labor. The mainland jobs seem to pay just
enough to allow their employees to have housing but no money for food
(unless you have four roommates!!!)
Like I said, I am in limbo and I honestly do not know what to do.
I am just looking for a bit of hope, a light at the end of the
tunnel which seems quite long and scary right now.