Saturday, December 21, 2013

2014: Goodbye Quincy

Well, I've made my decision - I need to move.  I have been debating back and forth about what to do.  What settled the question occurred this week.  I have been living in my current apartment for over four years.  I asked my landlord to provide some kind of help removing snow from the doorways, stairs, and driveway.  It is very difficult and painful due to my car accident injuries..  My landlord told me, "I am not running a disability clinic." and told me he'd raise my rent if I get a landscaping company to help me.  Sayonara Quincy!

What I liked about Quincy:

  • Being so close to the city, just a couple T stops away
  • The smell of the ocean some mornings in the summer
  • Indian food delivered.
  • The heat of summer cooling off so completely at night I could turn off my air conditioner and just use a fan
  • All the Dunkin Donuts
What I Disliked:
  • The number of mentally ill people just walking the streets
  • The cost of living
  • The city government - closing T stations with no notice and bungling a revitalization project.
  • The sheer number of angry, unfriendly people.  Two examples:
    • The first time I've ever heard "nigger" screamed at a person happened in Quincy.  Glad I was able to go 33 years without that entering my ear holes.
    • A middle aged woman had a harmless man begging removed from a store entrance.  He wasn't doing anything but asking for help.  Yeah, he was dirty looking.  So, I gave him everything I had in my purse and apologized for her.
    • In conclusion, Quincy is not a city where the milk of human kindness flourishes.  When you do encounter it, it's a surprise among the weeds.
  • Driving through the same intersection where I was injured and my car was totaled.  I will be so glad to leave behind that reminder
So, my plan is to move probably March-ish.  It's tough to move in the middle of winter and I don't want to pay for any more heating oil ($366 for only 100 gallons - eek!)  I'd like to move someplace closer to work and still has access to the city.  A place that provides snow removal, allows cats, and doesn't use heating oil.  I"m considering apartment complexes after living in houses for the past 11 years.

1 comment:

Sue said...

I commute to No. Quincy for a lob I've had over 20 years and the neighborhood sand schools have changed for the worst in every possible way over the years. I'm sorry you've not been treated well by your landlord, but it's their loss. I'm a mom and rescue cat mom. I hope you find what you need in housing that is a healthy blessing to your whole family. Prayers and best wishes, Sue