Now to anyone who knows how much I like this place, this will come as a bit of a surprise. I originally had no intentions of moving for the next five to ten years, but...
I have changed my mind.
First reason is my health. This house is too cold in winter, and too hot in summer, aggravating my back in both seasons. This means that the only time my back has a rest is spring and autumn, and we don't really get much of that here.
Secondly is money. $300 a week is too much to be paying for me on my own. While I can afford it (and have for a while) I'd rather not. There is a lot of other things I would rather spend my money on.
Thirdly is that this house needs help. It's old, and parts of it are falling apart. While it's nothing major, to get everything fixed would probably result in a rent increase. There are also issues in that there is no under cover parking, no bathtub, the electrical system is basic (and only just able to cope with me), etc.
So, I'm on the lookout.
I was going to say that I don't like units, but I've had a bit of a reconsider about it. One of the things I thought I didn't like about units was that I have found that you tend to not know your neighbours in units where as you do in a house with a real neighbourhood, but I'm not so sure about that. I have no idea who any of my neighbours are, but that might be the fact that all my neighbours are blocks of units, and mostly Asian uni students who don't speak English. Plus I did get along well with one of the neighbours on the last block of units I was in.
I think my issue with units is two-fold. Hearing the neighbours through the walls I can't stand, and I would want an outside area of some sort (balcony, back yard, etc) that's accessible from the place.
I would like polished wooden floor, near the city (Milton to Indooroopilly area, or Kelvin Grove area perhaps) and I want to be able to have pets.
Please excuse me. I am rambling. I get like this at time. I have decided I have fallen into a rut, and I need to get out of it. Moving is the first step.