Tuesday, October 9, 2007

i have my computer up and working!

Hi you all!  I guess since I have posted three entries in a row, you have guessed by now that I am back on my own computer!  My friend Jennifer and I hooked it up a couple of days ago in my new apartment.  Now I can get on here whenever I want!  And I still have DSL

Wow, is this great or what, LOL?!  I had been going through major computer withdrawals, before getting my computer back.  Now I need to make sure that I don't obsess and stay on here entirely too much, LOL.  It would be pretty easy to do.  I love reading your journals.

I have my computer in my bedroom.  I guess that is not very feng shui, as Vern on Trading Spaces would say.  But I don't care.  I like it in here.

So I have been enjoying setting up my new home.  Yes, actually enjoying it.  It is because I really love it here.  There is something so peaceful about it.  It's really hard to explain, but it has such a peaceful spirit. 

I love the layout.  And the rooms are large.  There are two bedrooms and two full baths.  That is pretty amazing to me, especially since there is only John and me.  I also love that there is a laundry room with a washer and dryer and that there is a dishwasher.  You all may think that I am silly to think that these things are so special.  But we have been very low income, as neither John nor I have been able to work.  So having these things, at an affordable price for us, is simply priceless. 

There is also a little patio in the back.  I love it.  I am growing flowers in pots.  I also have chairs for John and me (well only one chair so far, I still have to put his out there, LOL) and a little table where we can drink coffee or tea on in the morning.  And a bird feeder so the birds can eat, and Michael can sit in the ledge of the window and watch the birds.  He is and always will be a hunter, and he thinks he is catching the birds from the window, LOL.  Or at least he thinks he is playing with them! 

I will have pics of the apartment when it gets further along.  John and I have made tremendous strides, but still have a ways to go.  Yes, I know, I have promised you pics before.  But I really do mean it this time, LOL.  I will take them just as soon as more boxes are gone, LOL.


So, I guess I'll tell you how I've been feeling lately.  Life's kind of been like a roller coaster ride.  Getting through the mold issue was way rough.  It took a big toll.  But it was way worth it.  I am so glad John and I stood our ground and made them fix the situation.  And that we kept our place to live.  That we never caved in.  It took apartment management one month to fix the situation, to completely rid the place of mold.  

So John and I told the apartment management we weren't going to pay October's rent because we didn't get to live there in September.  That's actually the law in PA.  We also gave them our Sept. electricity bill which they ran up working on the apartment when we weren't there.  The manager seemed rather angry but agreed to the transaction.  I felt proud of myself, but to be honest with you, felt very shaky at the same time.  Yes, it is a very emotional time.

I am also feeling good about myself for decorating this place.  I am learning how to put new things together like shelves, LOL.  I am also throwing a lot of my old things away!  And giving things to charity. 

At the same time, I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed.  Will I EVER get done?  I have to keep telling myself, one day at a time.  I am a mixture of feelings!


Oh drat.  I was just going to be brave enough to take a few photos.  Of like my bathroom (now wouldn't that be lovely, LOL, but it is finished!), and of my bird feeder, and some plants on my patio.  But I tried and my camera batteries are dead.  So I will recharge them right now and they will be good to go real soon! 

Okay, well, I guess I better run now.  I can't stay on this computer all day, LOL.  Kitty wants breakfast and I guess I should pay attention to John, LOL.  Who is doing somewhat better.  Most of the time.  But that is an entry for another time...

Love you, Krissy :)

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  1. glad you got your pc back up and runnin' if mine was in my room I would never bee on it! mine is in the kitchen and it is on pretty much 24/7. Someone is always on it here!
    can't wait to see the new pictuers!

    ~make it a great day!~

  2. Aww Krissy you sound so happy and I am realy pleased for you.I know the computers are addictive and you won't be alone if you do stop on too long LOL!! Well everything seems to be falling into place.No you will never be done love.I have been yrs trying to be done and still havn't haaaaa.There is always something we need in life or something new to do,but we are blessed to be here to do them.So it doesn't matter how long it takes.does it?Our health comes first.We carn't do much without that.So don't overdo things .Rest on that chair of yours
    with John out on your little patio Whoo-Hoo Yehhhhh.Washer and Drier in the laundry room WOW good on you girl and another yehhhh!!. I am so happy for you both.You both deserve it all.so ENJOY now whilst it is there .Have  great day.Looking forward to your pics whenever you are ready. Take Care God Bless Kath
    astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

  3. midwestvintage10/09/2007 9:05 AM

     I am so glad your finally in your won wonderful home.  I can understand the thrill of new place as I always lived in a very tiny poor home.  This one is still small but much nicer.  Take care.


  4. hugsdoodlewacky10/09/2007 9:07 AM

    (((((((((((((((((KRISSY/JOHN)))))))))))))))))I am glad you both are enjoying the place,cant wait to see the pixs.Have a nice day.Glad you got the puter up.

  5. Krissy,
    I am so happy that things are going well for you.  Your apartment sounds like the one we are renting until our house is built here in SC.  It's a lot of fun decorating.  We have found great things at thrift stores.  Enjoy and be well.  {{{{{{{{Krissy and John}}}}}}}}}} Hugs, LuAnne

  6. so happy to hear your all moved in, computer is up and running. your apartment sounds awesome. i can't wait to see the pics. hope you have a great day. (((((hugs)))))

  7. It has been a long time since I have been in touch with you and John, Krissy, so a be HELLO!    You are in a new place and the mold issue was addressed and you stood your ground on being put out, etc.    Your landlord should be happy to have renters that if satified will most likely be there for the long term.     The patio and appliances are great and I know because I don't have those things and do my laundry in a tub in the sink and hang them up on clotheslines outside and one in the room (my only main room and bedroom) where the heat from the woodburner with a fan blowing dries them fast.    I cut my own hair also with an electric shear with different depth attachments and I use a little mirror with the large mirror to see the back of my head.    All my money goes to pay my worker and I keep needing boards and screws and nails, etc.    I have been up and down with my back so the project starts and stops.    Today it finally cooled off and I have been up since 4:30 and need to try to get a lot done today by myself that is light work and my worker should be here this afternoon.  I am hoping we have a roof on by sometime in November and that will be a great accomplishment.    I am not on the computer much since all I can do is lay down and rest because the work causes me even more pain.    Till I am inside for the winter I wish you and John and Mr. Micheal well!      mark

  8. Glad everything is going well friend. Tammy

  9. Krissy, Sure happy to hear you are in your own place again.  I giggled at how happy you are to have the things I guess I have always taken for granted.  You sound so good, Krissy, and it is a joy to hear you this way.  I hope to talk to you some day before long.  Unpack gradually and enjoy your decorating! I am sure you'll make the place beautiful and homey!!!!  Love you lots, Merry

  10. Congratulations on finally getting hooked up again, Krissy. Pleased you like your new place - good luck for the future in there!

  11. I'm glad you are all moved in! I just know you will make it a wonderful home for you and John.

  12. So glad to hear that you're in and lovin' it.  I bet you are happy the computer is back together too !  'On Ya' - ma

  13. I'm still not done unpacking and putting things up.  LOL  Oh well...as long as I know where the coffee pot is, I'm okay.  

    Yay for your internet to be up and running...  make sure not to over do it with the unpacking!!!


  14. I'm so glad that you love your new apartment...and wow two baths!!! Washer and Dryer...Gosh I wish I had a washer and dryer...I have to go to the laundry matt...and with my back pain it is a big undertaking. And a dishwasher too....I would cook again if I had one of those...I love to cook but find it hard doing dishes with my back so I end up eating frozen microwave stuff...and that gets old really fast. I am so so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go...it feels good to stick up for yourself doesn't it?....I wish you both many happy times in your new apartment....June:)

  15. Your new apartment sounds lovely Krissy, I`m so pleased that you and John like it so much. How nice to have the patio where you can sit outside each day. :o)

    Love Sandra xxxx

  16. I am glad that you have your computer up and running. Your new apartment sounds wonderful!! It really is nice to have washer/dryer/dishwasher right there. We will be moving into a house soon and I am so going to enjoy not having to go to the laundra mat.
    You patio sounds nice. I hope you guys have many happy years there.

  17. Krissy, welcome back, you and John have been missed.  So proud of you for sticking to your guns on the mold and the electricity bill and getting management to realize it was their responsibility and not yours, since you two were put out because of the situation.  Sounds like your place is just perfect for you and John, enjoy all the nice extra things this apartment provided you both, you deserve to be able to enjoy life with conveniences dear. The patio will be a nice way to relax, unwind and enjoy nature dear. Sounds like you watch HGTV like I do, isn't it wonderful all the great tips we learn from that show.  Welcome back to your computerworld of friends....Arlene (AJ)

  18. So very happy for you that you are in the apartment -- it's fixed and healthy -- and you are upbeat and it seems, things in general are well.  :)

  19. Glad you seem so happy about having your own place.  The manager not being happy over paying the electricity bill that they ran up.  Like you are going to pay for there screw ups and not living there because of an issue they should have taken care of long before you moved in in the first place.  Anyway, enjoy and have a good Hump Day tomorrow.


  20. so glad you are moved in:) enjoy the week


  21. So happy for you guys, you sound so happy.   The good Lord knows you deserve it.   Hugs,    Dawn

  22. just from reading this entry, you sound very upbeat and happy..good for you.
    looking forward to seeing your home's pictures.
    Gem :-)

  23. mztishgray072610/09/2007 10:09 PM

    I'm glad that you are back and up and running.  Thanks for sharing keep on keeping on.  Hugs.  Tish G.

  24. i cant wait to see pics

  25. Rome was not built in a day Krissy! Take it nice and slow.
    love ya,

  26. princesssaurora10/11/2007 1:15 AM

    Looking forward to seeing pics, I am so happy for you both!  Your home sounds wonderfuL!!

    be well,

  27. The new apartment sounds wonderful!! Can't wait to see it...
    and I never take my washer and dryer for granted and I've had them for ten years but I do not miss the laundrymat....
    Linda :)

  28.     Glad to hear everything is finally working out. And I'm proud of you for standing up for yourself. I have a very hard time with that. I will fight to the death for someone I love, but God help me, I would have eaten those two bills. Good Krissy!

  29. I think the house is awesome too.  And as for the computer, there was no other practical place to put it.



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