Monday, September 12, 2011

I Will Cut You.....

I'm holding the keys

It's the little things that make such a big difference

Roll in shower

Bathroom after I Anncredibled it

Well, I fell a long way and I landed on my feet (so far).  I am now a proud homeowner of an AWESOME house that happens to be handicapped accessible in very subtle ways. It's been a very long journey with many ups and downs.  The air conditioner caused a massive leak in the attic, and the laundry room flooded with approximately 600 gallons of water, all before I completely moved in.  But....I have recovered, both mentally and mostly with the repairs. 

I have spent the last week moving tote after tote after tote.  If I never see another 18 gallon tote, I will be happy.  My friends came to my aide and saved me having to move entirely by myself.  I even had a friend drive 11 hours just to help.  For all of that, I am so thankful.  I still can barely move...even typing hurts. And how on earth did I get a bruise in between my toes??  (damn toes)

Anyone that knows me, knows that within 24 hours I had the entire place unpacked and decorated.  I feel at home.  I feel happy.  I still waiver between feeling like I'm over my head, with feeling proud of myself.  But I am here.  And after buying and changing my first toilet seat, then crawling in the attic to dig in a condensate drip pan, I feel like roaring and drinking a beer.  (yeah, I don't know what that means)  Just wait till my friend Brenda and I do lawn care! 

Last night was the first night that I did not collapse into bed from exhaustion. Because of that, my ears perked up when I heard noises right outside the house.  I sprung out of bed, grabbed my knife and phone, and snuck through the house (yeah, I'm a total badass. lol).  As I tip-toed through the living room, I saw a figure in the window in front of me.  He was a scary, hunched-over man walking past my front window.  I was ready to cut him.

What I didn't realize at the time was that the garage light goes directly through my house from back to front, and the figure I saw was merely my own shadow on the curtain.  Luckily, I didn't start swinging or I could have gotten hurt.  I found out today that the noise was a neighborhood cat making himself at home on my porch.  Also, I am now working on standing up straighter.

Tonight is the first night with the kids in the house.  I hope I have made it feel like home for them so they sleep well.  At least I know I will cut somebody to protect them! :)

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