Sunday, May 6, 2012

5/5/12 - My 1st Week in the Apartment

I'm happy to report that the week has ended much better than it started!

You may recall that among other woes, my window was busted out last Sunday after having just moved in on Saturday.  Here's what I had for a window when I left for work Monday morning.



But it was completely repaired and replaced by the time I got home that evening.  Woohoo!  The other issues have also been resolved, or are in progress, and I will discuss it more in my next post.  I plan to answer most of the FAQs I've received.  It has been, shall we say, "challenging" and I have cried a LOT and prayed a LOT, but good things are on the horizon. It will just take time, work and faith for me to turn things around.  Thank you all for the well wishes and concern.

Tuesday was Miss Hope's birthday!  One of her favorite games is "make-up-the-bed-peek-a-boo".  Since the bed was already made, I tossed a sheet on it and we played and played all she wanted.  She also got new treats and a new toy, but completely ignored it to play make-up-the-bed game.  Isn't that hilarious?


Wednesday I had help assembling my desk, and the cable guy came out to troubleshoot my internet connection.  AT&T had shipped me the modem and it was do-it-yourself kind of thing.  (Sometimes I think there's a chance that the words "customer service" will one day be obsolete.)  He was able to fix the issues however and by the end of the evening I had a desk and internet access.  Life was definitely looking better.

On Thursday the wonderful manager at this place had the entire building treated for pest control, top to bottom.  Unfortunately that meant that me and the animules had to leave for several hours, but it turned out to be a good thing because it gave us a chance to visit my niece.  The dogs had the full run of their huge back yard and I dozed off on their patio.  I think the only one that didn't enjoy the trip was Miss Hope.  Poor thing.  Traveling is definitely not her thing.  It's a good thing she had a good birthday!

My niece is the one that took my bird feeders and pole systems.  Here's a picture of them after we put up the tube feeder.  Kenzie was especially excited to get it done.  :)  They have a new home, a new fence, new bird feeders and a new puppy!  Isn't Oliver adorable?  He's so tiny you can barely see him.  He's a Shnauzer and is only 8 weeks old.  He still had puppy breath!  Yepsters, we had a pretty darn good evening.  :)


We're still adjusting around here, but things are getting better.  Momma (me) has had a major attitude adjustment which has helped immensely.

Here are a couple of pictures from our early morning walks this week.  There is beauty everywhere.  Sometimes it just takes a little while for me to see it.

As Dad always said, "God is Good. All the time."

Love and hugZ everybody!
Debra, Miss Hope, Bentley and Nonni


9 comments:

  1. good morning, you are probably still snoozing as I write this. i love puppy breathe. notice i go straight to pet mode when i read anything at all. so glad your window is repaired. i love the pups in the flowering field shot, they are looking up and I wonder what at. super collage of Miss Hopes birthay fun. what program did you use. i have my memories, but have not had the time to download anything new. so glad things are beginning to look up for you. sounds like a great manager you have.

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    1. Hi Sandra - didn't sleep last night. Am looking forward to hopefully being able to do so tonight. People around here are loud on Friday and Saturday night - even at 3A! :)

      The babies stood there like that forever - noses in the air, sniffing; eyes wide, looking. I never smelled or saw a thing. They are such a delight!

      For Miss Hope's bday picture I used ACDSee Photo Editor for compilation and the digital elements were from scrapvine.com, thankful hearts.

      Faith in the management is the only reason I think I've been able to stay. HugZ to you! I appreciate you!

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  2. Glad things are getting better! Miss you posting regular....

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    1. @ John - me too buddy. And believe me, between the move and not having internet access, I have definitely mised not being able to post regularly. This off-line period taught me that I will probably be willing to pay out the wazoo for reliable access while mobile. LOL. HugZ!

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  3. Settling in always feels better. You'll get it all in place and things will be smooth sailing again soon :)

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    1. "Settling in"... "all in place"... "smooth sailing"... "again".... Oh my, Maria - you always have such a positive spin on things. I love it! :)

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    2. Yes sometimes I spin so fast I make myself dizzy! Tee-Hee :)

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  4. glad to hear that things are looking up. Happy belated birthday to Miss Hope. It sounds like she had a most enjoyable day

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    1. Ahhhh, you made Miss Hope do lovey-paws. Thank you, Ann. I think she had a good day. Am looking forward to giving her good weeks. ;) HugZ to you and Duke! :)

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