The Basics.


The last few weeks have been anything but easy, and moving into this building has been…challenging. It is a lovely apartment for the most part. I love the amount of space that I have, as does Remington.

I’ve got my computers set up. One for gaming, one for creativity and one to serve all of my media needs (music, movies and so much more). I started decorating and deciding on themes for each of the rooms. I still don’t know what to do with the bedroom. It’s just massive. Easily the size of the living room of the last apartment I had by myself. I’ll get there when I get there, I guess.

I can’t wait to get the rest of my stuff in here. But the last few days have been really kind of great and the cause has definitely surprised me.

I finally got a laundry card. (I don’t have laundry in my unit, but there is a room on every floor with washer and dryer, and then supposedly a room with a bunch of washers and dryers somewhere in the building. These machines use a credit card that holds a balance when you put cash onto it) Then a maintenance man came and actually helped me with my shower. After which he explained why they have been so swamped with maintenance calls making my fridge not as much of a priority. So I got to take a shower and then change into clean clothes. Plus I have the things to make it look like a kitchen and less like a bachelor pad. Still have a lot of roaches, but at least I can cook. So I have been able to get back on my pseudo-healthy diet and get my blood sugar numbers lower. Not quite good yet, but I’m getting there.

It just can not be overstated the importance of being clean, feeling safe, and knowing that your next few meals are covered. It’s very difficult for me to concentrate when my numbers are bad. It’s harder for me to concentrate when I’m just trying my damnedest to just survive, let alone to live. You can’t get ahead if all your energy is focused on survival. If I am scared to death that I am going to have to find a new home next month, how am I supposed to be able to help others? How can I facilitate if I don’t know if I want to be in this state next week?


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