Hello again beautiful people,
Our move in day was hectic, the night before I could not sleep at all, I was just to excited, Everytime I laid down I would start running some kind of list through my head, or imagining what was to come.
So, after going to bed sometime after 4:30 a.m. I then woke up at 6:30 a.m. and Kristy and I began loading her paws Blazer with our stuff. from there it was Walmart, Then it was to sign the lease, get keys and go start carrying stuff up stairs. between work, grocery shopping, hauling things up to the apartment and just a general lack of sleep, I felt like a confused walker (or Zombie for you non TWD fans.)
Doing Laundry is a trick now, but I can’t bring myself to be upset. we were gonna do laundry at the friend’s house that was keeping our stuff for us, but we have tons of laundry right now (trying to scrub away any & all nastiness of our former “home”) so I didn’t wanna take my toats over there and risk bringing back more roaches.
So, I did laundry in our bath tub, and turned our spare room into a drying room for now, the heats way up for that room and I’ve got a fan going.
This is…not the best thing to do, and not all of our clothes will be washed this way, but we don’t have enough money to wash everything at the laundry matt, Luckily we’ll be able to do regular laundry matt trips after this.
*Tip* Buy Clorox color saver, Kristy got the scented kind and I’ve been letting clothes soak in it, my poor owl rug that was almost black is saved! and it hasn’t left bleach stains on even our black uniforms.
I really didn’t sleep much the second night either, too much to do on my mind. I ended up unpacking and even doing some decorating, washing 2 boxes of dishes and just generally making myself comfy. So far I have few things I dislike about the apartment, here’s my list.
The fridge isn’t getting cold enough on the bottom.
The hot water only lasts 10 minutes.
For the things I love I’ll give you pictures:
Coat & Shoe closet by front door.
Rooms are big.
Bathroom sink Knobs & doors
kitchen sink sprayer
Hard wood floors
(best for pets & messy adults).
Can I just say…after 4 months of only having can food, and some junk food, it was so nice to go into a grocery store and just get some eggs.
Don’t take your fridge for granted.
I missed cooking so much, I’ve always been the type to make meals slowly, to take pride in what I cook. Our first breakfast was cheesy green onion egg cups, and while they were pretty good for my first try, I definitely know what I will do different next time.
while we are changing our diets a-lot just by cutting out Burger King & pop, we can’t start our no bread and potato diet yet. Finding bread substitutions isn’t hard, but it can get expensive, hopefully our next trip to the grocery store we can start though.
So far I’ve made cream cheese and Bell pepper wontons, Spinach stuffed chicken with cheesy potatoes slices, and a rice and veggies mix.
Of course even as organized and efficient as I tried to be at the store, I didn’t get simple things like cereal, or sandwich stuff. The only quick heat up thing I did get was a chicken bacon ranch pizza, so..yeah.
It’s been so nice to shave and clean myself, to know that after I scrub down the kitchen with bleach I can go wash off.
But…When I tried to brush my hair the first day, I realized the Knott’s are..they’re just impossible. I have a bunch of small Knott’s, but there are 3 big balls of tangled rat nest like things.
I decided to deep condition my hair, something I haven’t done my way in almost a year. At first I really thought I was just gonna have to cut it off, But after an hour of headache causing brushing, my hair was mine again! Now I have a sign in the bathroom reminding me to brush my damn hair.
I went through 3 crappy disposable razors shaving! Kristy joked that we were gonna need draino first thing cause of my hair 😂.
I’ve been trying to drink water+mixes at least 5 of these bottles a day, I’m not much for water..honestly I sip at most things. But I’m doing my best.
Keira seems very happy, I think she automatically knew it was ours, she’s moved with us a-lot, and our stuff was here before we brought her.
She loves our bed, and goes to different doors every so often to nudge or paw at them just so she can look around. We are a bit nervous about leaving her here alone, she’s always either had me with her, or we’ve lived with someone so she’s had the habit of howling at the building. I love Keira, and we’ve given up plenty of homes for her, but if we get in trouble and they threaten to kick us out because of her we’re gonna have to find her a new home, this breaks my heart.
She’s been my baby, my best friend, my protector. When I didn’t work she would help me clean, we would spend our days walking and exploring.
But at this point if we lose this place we would be in a tent, and we’ve already had a night in the 20’s so it would be life threatening for all 3 of us. I love Keira, and all though I’ve always said we would stay together, if it comes to that, getting her a new home would be what’s best for her, and as her mommy, it’s my job to do just that.
So, Kristy and I sat down sunday night, after trying to leave Keira in the apartment while we sat on the steps (She howled and wined the whole 30 minutes) And decided that we were gonna try a tip we found online, getting some thing warm and fuzzy for her to cuddle.
So we’re gonna try getting a kitten, a young one so it will be easier to train, and because in the past Keira has been a little testy with older cats, while she loves kittens.
We’re also hoping this will help her mothering instinct (she treats her stuffed animals like babies.) I headed back to work, refreshed, recharged and ready to dig in, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my babbling, stay tuned for more. ~Shaunna