I'm MOVING OUT September 1st!

1. Jul 27, 2007

JasonRox

Well, I'll be moving my stuff out of my house to my new place on September 1st. I just have to pretend I'm living at home until about Sept. 5 to collect September's child support and then I'm out.

I will bring my parents together on Sept. 6th or so to discuss whether or not they will support. I decided not to sue my parents. I figured if they want to help, they can. If they don't, they don't. I'll have my tuition paid, which is why I'm waiting until September. Tuition is due on Aug. 22nd and they have to pay it. Lawyer suggested this because the likelihood of my parents helping are basically nil.

If they choose not to help, the chances of them seeing me again are nil. I If they help, that's fine. I'm still moving across the country in May 2008 anyways. Whether they help or not will most likely be the difference in graduating with $5000 in debt or debt free. I figured I can handle$5000. That's with like $2500 cash on the side to support myself at the beginning when I move away. (Not including plane ticket and such. That will be all paid for before hand.) I figured I can live for 2 months without a job with that much. I do plan on having a job before leaving though. If I don't, that's ok. I'll just fly there and try to get any job I can, McDonald's or whatever meanwhile looking for another job. So, I figure$2500 will last about 4 months with a dead end job, and with another $5000 of available credit that's like another 4-6 months. I should be able to land a decent job within 8-10 months. With a degree in Mathematics and diploma in Business and honours in both, I should be ok. I'm SO excited though. I signed the lease. It's$380/month total. Plus maybe $30/month for cable and phone, shared. The place is nice. Nice landlords with a really nice house. Hot tub and everything. Big room. Cute girl living there already. I'm SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited. The time is going by sssssoooo slow though. I'm enjoying learning Chinese lately though. I should be able to read Chinese by the end of the month. The girls that tutor me (like 3-4 of them) say I pronounce the words very good, so that's a bonus. PS. If you want to learn a language, don't do Pimsleur/Rosetta Stone/Audio. I tried to speak "Chinese" to the girls, and they didn't understand a thing and I listened to each Pimsleur lesson like 5-10 times. 2. Jul 27, 2007 berkeman Staff: Mentor Best of luck, Jason. Keep doing well in school, and that will carry over into the rest of your life. 3. Jul 27, 2007 dontdisturbmycircles Congratulations on moving out. Are you staying in Toronto or coming to Edmonton?(I think you said you were considering moving here)? I hope you like the city if it's Edmonton. It kinda sounds like you are staying in Toronto since you have been to the place. I am leaving Edmonton! I got a good scholarship offer in Calgary and after thinking about it for a while decided to take it. Anyways, enjoy the new place, if it does happen to be Edmonton, feel free to ask any questions about your new neighborhood or anything :p 4. Jul 27, 2007 daveb You can sue your parents for school tuition in Canada?!?! Damn, I was born in the wrong country! 5. Jul 27, 2007 wolram Good luck Jason, sounds like you have a rosy future 6. Jul 27, 2007 hypatia Best of everything good to you! I know you'll do just fine. 7. Jul 27, 2007 JasonRox I was considering Edmonton for awhile, but decided to go to BC like Vancouver, Abbotsford, Victoria, etc... on the other side of the mountains. I'm so jacked about it. 8. Jul 27, 2007 JasonRox It depents how much money your parenst make. Mine make a lot. The lawyers I talk to think it's insane. It's the first time they've ever seen a situation like mine. 9. Jul 27, 2007 Moonbear Staff Emeritus Good luck with the move! As for planning ahead, don't wait until you graduate to start sending out resumes for jobs. You can start applying early spring to start when school is done, and if you don't have a home to return to, that would be a really good thing to do so you have a job already lined up rather than taking chances on starting to look after arriving. I don't know how it works in Canada, but in the US, sometimes if you get a job that requires relocating across country and it's a big enough company to afford it, they'll pay your moving expenses for you, so definitely financially better to get the job before you move rather than after. 10. Jul 27, 2007 JasonRox I'll be applying in October or November and then re-applying in February and March. The reason for this is because I noticed it can take months before they even consider you. A girl I knew who graduated this year said she got most of her calls 5-6 months after the fact that she applied. And now that she's working at another job, she's still getting calls 7-8 months later. I'm not sure if that's normal, but that's freaking slow. 11. Jul 27, 2007 dontdisturbmycircles I have family in Vancouver and they love it there. I wouldn't mind having an ocean to moderate my weather :-(. (For those perfectionists among us, I mean moderate in a more pronounced way. :p) 12. Jul 28, 2007 Smurf You're moving to Vancouver? Awesome. Hey, I know what it's like to have a destructive family environment and I was psyched when I moved out too. You complain about it all the time, I'm glad your finally getting out. Best of luck, and happy escaping! edit: btw 380 a month in vancouver is CHEEEEAAAP. 13. Jul 28, 2007 scorpa Congrats on the move! I'm the sure the freedom will be great for you! I have a friend from the vancouver/abbotsford area and she loves it there but be prepared for freaking expensive housing when you get there in a few years! 14. Jul 28, 2007 chaoseverlasting Thats great man... cant wait to move out myself... what youre doing sounds so exciting... what a kick... 15. Jul 28, 2007 radou Good luck, Jason. These are great steps in your life. I hope everything goes well for you. 16. Jul 28, 2007 JasonRox Oh no! That's in Ontario. I have one more year of school left. I just don't want this environment ruining it for me because it already is. My own brother wanted to go back to school but going back to school worried him too much because he would have to live at home. Living at home is just high risk for failing. Because my brother feels this way, my parents have no chance at all at winning any lawsuit. Two of my lawyers (different ones without association) said that showing that my home is not a healthy environment for school is the big challenge. Considering my brother feels the same way, it's a done deal. Oh man, I'm so happy for you too. Being in this position is just brutal. I'm so looking forward to just sitting in my room or living room without hearing someone whining, yelling, dog barking, baby crying, TV playing, and all that jazz and the basement smelling like piss and **** because they don't want to train the animals. (I OFFERED TO PAY FOR TRAINING!) Oh god, I have no idea how my ex-gf dealt with it. I don't even bring friends over never mind meeting a new girl. I LITERALLY CAN NOT *CURSE*ING WAIT UNTIL I'M OUT OF HERE. It's literally hell. The funny part is that they probably think I'm happy here. Put on the happy face until you collect tuition. Last edited: Jul 28, 2007 17. Jul 28, 2007 cristo Staff Emeritus Congratulations on moving out, Jason. It's good to hear that you've got yourself sorted. Just to pick up on another note, it seems amazingly cheap to live over there. I pay the equivalent of your monthly rent per week to live in my house! 18. Jul 28, 2007 JasonRox I wouldn't mind that if I get a job that pays fairly well. My expectations aren't high. Any job to get me started, and I'll work from there. 19. Jul 28, 2007 chroot Staff Emeritus$380/month and it comes with a free cute girl? Damn. I pay \$1100/month and apparently it doesn't seem to come with any free cute girls. (I already checked all the cupboards. Twice.)

- Warren

20. Jul 28, 2007

Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
I hope you will be very happy in your new home. Congratulations to you!

21. Jul 28, 2007

G01

Have you tried checking the above the closet crawlspace?

22. Jul 28, 2007

chroot

Staff Emeritus
Oh, you're right! I found four cute girls up there. They're a little dusty, though.

- Warren

23. Jul 28, 2007

JasonRox

Man, you're totally getting ripped off.

Haha, I see good times ahead.

Note: I don't plan on hooking up with roommates! That's trouble.

24. Jul 29, 2007

Cyrus

Cool man, sounds great!

25. Jul 29, 2007

JasonRox

Well, it looks like I'm not getting tuition now. My parents are back into a fight about money again.

I'm moving anyways though. I can't handle it anymore. I have to find a way to make the month of August go by really fast.

I'm so looking forward to moving like thousands of miles away. I figured once the school year comes, time will fly and I'll be gone.

Note: It's so bad that I'm changing my name after school so they can't track me anywhere!

Last edited: Jul 29, 2007