Just When We Thought Things Were Looking Up, We Were Wrong

That’s when we decided it was time to fight back

Dominic DiFrancesco
4 min readJul 12, 2022


Photo by Zohre Nemati on Unsplash

Life has a funny way of keeping us on our toes.

When times are good we coast along thinking that it will always be this way, while deep down we know that’s impossible. What we do when things turn on us shows the rest of the world what we are made of. Hopefully we are made of sturdy resilient stock.

Events of the past several weeks have certainly tested my wife and I to my limits, but thankfully we’ve survived.

The hits keep coming

Four weeks ago the company I work for was bought out by a large Canadian firm.

While some of us have known about this for months, it wasn’t without its concerns. This new company was an unknown to us. The internet can only tell us so much, and who knew what was true and what was propaganda.

As things turned out much of the information out in the wild was true and not in a negative way.

What’s making the transition stressful, however, is that while we were told that nothing would change, at least right away, everything is changing.

Our once comfortable business processes are all being changed. We’re still unclear about who to consult when issues arise, and our workloads have increased dramatically trying to adapt to a new way of doing things.

We’re not naïve. There was no way that we would be acquired and expect that nothing would change. We simple wish they would stop repeating this untruth. We’re adults for God’s sake, of course things were going to change.

The best laid plans, and how they fell apart

Then comes our housing situation.

Our current lease ends at the end of the month. No problem, we knew that and planned accordingly.

We signed the lease for a new house and were preparing for the move. The movers were lined up and all deposits were made to secure the house.

Two days before our move-in date we received a call from the property management company telling us the we couldn’t move into the house.



Dominic DiFrancesco

I’m a life-long writer & tech nerd. I love blogging, writing poetry, and short stories. My website https://domdifrancesco.com