Home Rentership in Michigan

My time in NYC was short (about 10 months). I ultimately decided to move back for my mental health. My entire support system was in Michigan: boyfriend, friends, family, dog.

My boyfriend and I are now renting a home in Michigan. Everyone told me to buy, you know, because committing to the upkeep of a house is such an easy thing to do. Nope, fuck that. I may be “throwing my money away” renting, but at least I’m not responsible for major fixes like broken heaters, roof leaks, cracks in the foundation, etc.

I don’t think I could handle that. I’m already overwhelmed by bug management. You heard me right. I vacuumed up no less than 50 bugs since moving in. Big spiders, little spiders, stink bugs, ants, rolly pollies. You name it and I have sucked it up into my vacuum.

I’ve also shot at a wasp’s nest with a spray can of poison, which I don’t recommend. As I held the can up I just kept thinking, “Please, don’t be home.” The last thing I needed was a mob of angry wasps coming at me. Especially after having a stink bug fly into my face a couple days earlier. Yup, stink bugs can fly and they will fly at you if you try to push them down the drain with water.

Bunny in a patch of grass.

It’s not all bad though. While the bugs are driving me crazy, the creatures outside are pretty cute. There’s a chipmunk living under our porch and a bunny that has taken up residence in our yard. Surprisingly, my dog pays no mind to the bunny. He’d be a terrible hunting dog.

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