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.
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...