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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! Moving again!

So, it's Halloween night.  I hope everyone is having a spooktacular Halloween!

My boys went trick-or-treating with a friend and are home now - getting ready for bed so they can get up and go to school tomorrow....on a sugar high!  Tomorrow I have to go look at this house that I am going to rent, to show my dad, who is here in town until Friday.  I am moving into this house December 1st  - and thank goodness!  I have been in this condo since the first of June and it has proven to be very tough for me to live here!  Just very tough with my physical circumstances. 

First of all, it is a condo on the second floor.  When you come in the door, you immediately go up a lot of steps to get to the living area.  With my health and my condition - steps are no longer my friend.  They are most definitely my enemy!  I have to go up.....and down them very slowly.  My balance is horrible these days, so I have fallen down them, and "up" them.

It's also difficult for me here with my dog, Murphy.  Murphy is a big standard poodle, and because I cannot walk him, due to his strength and my balance, I put him on an "in-the-ground" leash so that he can walk around the yard on his own.  But I have to be out there with him - and I trip on his leash easily, he doesn't listen 100% of the time, and it's just difficult.  Other issues here too, and am just weary.  The new house will have a fenced-in yard, and the boys will have their own rooms - they have to share here.  One of the biggest positives is that there will be no one living below me there, like there is here.  With 2 boys, you can imagine what that is like for the elderly lady living below me.  She calls time-to-time to tell me, "I don't know what the boys are doing, but it is soooo loud!"  : ))  Frustrating!

So, anyways, am very much looking forward to having a regular house again.  I don't know why I chose this place to begin with.  Not a smart move on my part.

Moving is difficult for me too, though.  All the packing, collecting of boxes, getting newspapers to wrap things in.  Just sooo much work and soooo little energy.  Especially because I just went through this move back at the beginning of June.  And.....moved 3 times in less than 2 years.  This will be my 4th move in less than 3 years.  Wow.  Ridiculous!  Not good for someone with all the medical problems I have.  I do all the packing and unpacking myself, and I am flat out of steam!!  And....the cost of moving!  That is huge for me!  I am not rich - just the opposite really.  So moving expenses are killing me!

But, all-in-all, I am just so thankful I found this house!  It is a blessing to have found it!  It is just so conducive to my health and my situation.  I hope it ends up being and staying that way for me and the boys.  I hope that I am finally satisfied and happy there.

Well, will update as the move happens.  Oh, and am still waiting to hear from disability.  I have been medically approved for disability.  Now, they are reviewing my financial situation to see what I qualify for......if anything.  I better get something.  That's all I know.  I need it and I have invested a lot of time and energy to get it.

Well, Happy Halloween.  I hope everyone had a safe and fun, Spook night!

Look for another posting real soon.

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