How far do I have to move?

I’m still having issues with my apartment (huge fans on the roof vibrating my bedroom walls and loudly humming non-stop). I haven't had a good night's sleep in over a week!

I bought a just-for-now foam mattress from Ikea and have been sleeping on the living room floor. I can’t believe I’m paying close to $2000 a month to sleep in my living room. I can still hear the racket here, but the noise from the fridge drowns it out. Don’t ask me why I find the noise from the fridge relaxing…maybe its frequency is more akin to brown noise than the clunking vibrating mess in the bedroom.

They’re cleaning the whole ventilation system and the fans this weekend, so hopefully, this mitigates the problem. Doubtful, but hopeful.

My dog is not feeling well. His stomach has been upset for the past five days, and he’s waking me up several times a night to go to the bathroom. I took him to the vet yesterday, and she said it just has to run its course. I’m worried about him, though; he’s never been this sick before.

I was rummaging through my zine shelf and came across this old zine: Homes I Cannot Afford by Nikki Papp, written in 2017. I wonder what these homes are worth now.





The housing/apartment crisis in Toronto is dire. I wrote about this before, but it's something I’m concerned about, and not sure what to do about it. How far do I have to move from Toronto (Ontario?) to be able to afford rent? And at what cost? Moving three or four hours away from fam/friends...what's the quality of life at this point? Without a roommate/partner, how are people supposed to live here??

I feel stuck.

I feel overwhelmed this week, and the lack of sleep is probably not helping. I guess I should concentrate on one problem at a time.