January 25, 2006
The situation with my friend may lead me to an opportunity for new living arrangements. In the very near future, this friend will be going through a divorce because of spousal infidelity, so they'll have to adjust their living arrangements. Housing costs being what they are, the situation will require one or more roommates to offset the cost. I'll likely be one of them.
From a sad beginning, I can see several benefits to this. Even in a smaller place, I'll have more room - particularly since anyone else would be as busy if not more so than me. I'd also be more likely to get out and do things - something the kids do not inspire. I might actually get to meet new people, plus being away from this faux family will do me some serious good. I won't have the tensions of it or my relationship with T.
I have to admit that I'm finding the idea damned enticing on several levels. It'll lead to some new challenges, but will allow me to escape some long-term tensions as well as be a lot of fun! We'll have 2-3 bachelors in the same house with similar hobbies but different enough to keep things interesting! Plus, we have enough of an age difference to bring in a variety of friends. This could be so cool!