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Life is funny-strange

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

More often life is funny-strange rather than funny-amusing. I am not moving out of the apartment building after all... instead I am moving to the second floor. It’s nice in that moving is easier (sort of), and it was the most logical and fiscally responsible thing to do, but... we shall see if I am able to sleep any better in the new apartment. I am still in the same apartment building after all. So the same people, the same anxieties, the same stressors. I am cautiously optimistic that this will be for the better. The new apartment is bigger (a one bedroom, rather than a studio), and the rent will be less than my old apartment on the third floor. I am doing most of the moving of boxes by myself, though I have had plenty of help with moving furniture. This past weekend my brother, nephew, and I got most of the furniture moved downstairs (thank goodness there’s an elevator!), and one of my nieces helped me to start packing up the kitchen. I then have a couple of closets, the bathroom, and the rest of the kitchen to move. My knees are disagreeing with me at this point. I believe it is from all the squatting and lifting I have been doing. I still plan on moving out in the next couple of years, but for now this will suffice. In the meantime I have been spending most nights at dad’s house while the move is in progress. The dogs are happy with the arrangement. The Cooper-dog has been at dad’s house since the beginning of January with my niece’s dog Sweet Pea and my dad’s cat (the ninja kitty) Darkness. I have the feeling my pup will be a touch bored when it is back to him and I in an apartment. It is supposed to be brutally cold on Friday in the negative degrees. That isn’t too horrible though as it’s only the second time this winter. We usually have weeks and weeks of cold like that. I guess I have gotten spoiled though, as the idea of cold like that is daunting for me this year. We have barely had much winter this year in terms of temperatures or snowfall. The state of the world is the lead item on my strange list. I try not to dwell on the political arena (around the world or in the US) at least not too much. I don’t want to be a complete ostrich and pretend nothing is going on, but there’s so much that’s distressing that I have absolutely no control over that if I fretted over it all I would be paralyzed with anxiety (more than usual) and buried in depression. I need to find enough distance so that I can keep functioning. Well, I am just blathering on now. Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!!
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  • KATELJM
    I hope you are settling into your new apartment and that the move is agreeing with you. As for boxes yet unboxed, I would consider whether I valued the box's contents enough to keep them. As I peer into the bedroom that is my storage space, I need to free some cubic feet. Some containers have not been touched in years. Time to let go!
    32 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Oh...I thought you were moving to a different location. Now I understand just a different apartment. It will be nice to have the extra space. I hope you will be more comfortable and happier in your new space than you old one. Less rent for more space is ALWAYS a good thing! Hugs to you and yes Cooper will wonder where his buddies are when it's just you and him again but I'm sure he will adjust quickly...he's such a cute little pooch!
    45 days ago
  • ROCKYCPA
    Good luck in the new apartment.
    46 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon wishes and blessings in your new apartment emoticon
    47 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    It will definitely be a change for you and Cooper dog. He'll have more room to explore. Also, I think you'll like having the bedroom, as you can make it your quiet place when you need it.

    If you want to truly move out, now's probably the time to start putting out feelers on new apartments, and scout out the locations that would work the best for you. You never know what you'll find.

    Take care of yourself and those knees. Remember not everything has to be done at once.
    47 days ago
  • JRDUPREE
    A move is still a move! Boxing up carrying out and carrying in all adds up on the muscles emoticon
    48 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    An upgraded apartment sounds nice.
    48 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Understand the need to find enough distance so one can continue to function.

    Hoping the move helps. And, happy to hear that you've had support with the move. emoticon
    48 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Sounds like you are getting a better space for a better deal. Perhaps Cooper Dog will be thrilled to be the "only " dog once again and get ALL the attention. I sincerely hope the move is a positive one for you!
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    48 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    Here is to a positive move !
    48 days ago
  • MNABOY
    My oldest child always wanted the top floor in dorms and Fall/Summer in NC was a humid workout and on;y one year do I remember an elevator, and it was busy. The 13 hour trip was a pain to start the day. But that is all great memories now.
    48 days ago
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    I am sure you will love the space. There is a comfort in staying in the same building, hopefully you will be able to sleep better. emoticon

    Yup Cooper Dog is going to be dismayed
    48 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Hugs and prayers that the new apartment is an improvement for you. Glad you have help in this move.


    48 days ago
  • JEMADE
    Congratulations on the new apartment! I hope it does allow for a better sleep. I know for me, sleep is crucial to my mental health. When sleep is sparse I get completely out of whack. And I hear you about the news. I read the bare minimum and even then it's sometimes too much. So much despair, so much hatred, so much war. It's overwhelming sometimes. The news outlets and social media never take a break, so I have to. Good luck with the rest of the move!
    48 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Wishing you better days in the new location.
    48 days ago
  • CHID1972
    Sounds like things are looking up! Good luck 🍀
    49 days ago
  • AKA_TROUBLE
    I hope this move helps. emoticon emoticon
    49 days ago
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