This is what I wrote Monday night after reading the lease renewal for our suite:
"We only just realized that after another year in our place, we have to move. I didn’t think it would bother me, but it does. Maybe it bothers me because I didn’t want to live here initially but gave it my best to make it home and now it’s grown on me. Feeling more comfortable here and loving the area and all it has to offer, it really has become home.
I wish we could live here longer now, but for how long?
Knowing we made a decision, set a goal for our own house and would rent until then, I guess I just didn't want to move much. It will be tough. We’ll have to find a new place, plan our move, change our address, hire movers, unsettle the cats, do a new damage deposit, a new pet deposit, and then all the little things that you don’t think about. I wish we could buy next year, but it’s just not possible. I’d have to land some friggin’ fantastic job to make that happen. db would have to become captain of the Saeco machine to get a pay raise as well.
Not everything works out the way you want it to."
My thoughts seem to convey that we got our lease renewal and it reads in one section:
"(...)at the end of this fixed length of time:
a). the tenancy may continue on a month to month basis or for a fixed length of time
b). the tenancy ends and the tenant must move out of the residential unit"
Our homeowner checked option "b". We were so upset. I assumed that they needed the space with the new baby and all.
So this is how it played out today...
I called Deb (homeowner) just to discuss the flexibility of moving earlier or later from the planned date. We had this whole conversation about moving and making it work for both of us and then she said "we wish you guys could stay" (or something to that effect) and then it dawned on me. She had checked the wrong box on the lease and we were having a conversation we didn't need to. Deb and I had a laugh over this and started over. We signed the lease with the option to renew next year.
Phew! Panic is over. I know we were working with a year before we had to move, but still after having just moved last year I really didn't want to do it again for a while longer.