Hey, remember when we were all like "Hey LAist peeps! We're moving to Hollywood! In only thirty days! YEAH BABY!" and everything was going great and we got some good tips on movers (Delancey Street) and neighborhoods? And if you'd asked me if thought I was going to be able to make it by July 1st I'd be all like "YOU KNOW IT!!!"
Yeah, well, as of eleven o'clock this morning, that was how I was feeling too. I had turned in my 30-days notice. We had found a potential subletter, an Italian professor on sabbatical who didn't seem too frightening and apparently had fairly deep pockets. My boyfriend had even gone out to scout new apartment locations. We had recently gone over our apartment priorities and decided that a 2 bedroom in the Valley had a certain advantage over a 1 bedroom in Hollywood (he works in Studio City, I'm on Sunset & Vine). North Hollywood and Toluca Lake both offer a wide range of services, activities, and (most importantly) restaurants. Even if we weren't living south of "The Boulevard" (ick), there were still lots of couple-friendly neighborhoods that were even well within our price range.
Then I got two phone calls, in quick succession: one, from the boyfriend. "Well, honey, I've looked at a bunch of places all morning over here in the Valley, and I've called to find out prices, and it all looks pretty good. I turned in my 30-days notice, though, and there's a problem - apparently me AND my roommate have to turn in notice at the same time, because her annual earnings aren't enough to cover three times the rent. Or something. She doesn't want to move. I don't know what to do." Huh? I'm not even sure what's actually going on.
Then my current roommate: "So our landlady has a problem with the wording of our notice and says we can't sublet. We have to reassign to a new tenant, until our lease is up in two months. And she's further upset because apparently she doesn't like it that our otherwise quiet and respectable male guests come over at odd hours of the night. Why is she bringing this up now, three years after we've lived here?" Um. WHAT? Now I'm even more confused.