I am still unemployed (see: posts tagged jobs), but that has recently taken a back seat to the fact that my rental lease expires August 31st. I tried to find a place to live here in Toronto, but no one would take me without proof of employment. Even if you are a AAA tenant (good employment, great credit score, insurance, good references, no pets, non-smoker) it’s terribly hard to find a place to live in Toronto that isn’t a mouldy basement. So the current plan involves putting my things in my uncle’s basement and going to stay in my parents’ vacation home/investment property in Sarasota, Florida. The first plan involved moving my things to my parents’ house in another province, per my mother’s preference, but all the (non-sketchy) movers in the city are booked up for the long weekend already. It has been a crazy past few weeks with no room for thinking about maco-socio-economic issues. I’m not planning on staying in Florida forever, but it will give me an opportunity to live rent-free while doing some “professional development” type stuff and applying for more jobs. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back to Toronto, but for now it’s still up in the air.