Wednesday, July 14, 2010

okay, I'll actually quit taking the easy way out. &,,,really write a post!


Okay, I've already started the 'application process' to get the apartment! I'm getting all kinds of excited about it! It's not a government-subsidised apartment, like I was originally applying for, things straightened out in my life, and I can get this one! I just need to get some more paperwork about this N that, out there..
I went and looked at a one bedroom, & a two bedroom one Friday, and, actually decided the 1 bedroom is better for me. It's big, anyway, with a lot of room & closets (these apartments are fairly new, built in the laat 5 years) The apartment complex has a pool over to the side of this pond...there's another pond with a fountain, too. The bedroom has a sliding glass door to the outside, and the biggest selling point (besides the accessible bathroom) is the huge walk-in closet in the bedroom, which is so big, that that is where the washer/dryer hookups are! So there's no taking the laundry anywhere, I can do it, & hang it up right there!! How NEAT is that??? I still have some phone calls to make to get stuff ready, like get Truman's shots up to date, but nothing else major. The girl said the handicap-accessible one should be ready in a few weeks. Kim asked me the other night what's the kitchen like? (she's the cook, you know!). I said...well, it has a refrigerator, a stove, a sink, you know...it's a KITCHEN for goodness sake! lol! ...can you tell, I'm not, and never have been a fan of cooking. I really admire people that are, it's just not for me! About the closest I came to "cooking" per se, was when I was working in Fostoria & dating a guy from up there, and he was at my apartment overnight, and I had committed myself to making a veggie tray for a family get-together, so I was cutting up the vegetables & arranging the tray...John walked out to the kitchen, and sat down & watched me, then said...Wow...you're actually cooking!! I actually wasn't doing anything more than I did at work everyday! lol!
I just got off the phone with my lawyer's office & they're sending a letter to the apartments to verify that Kev's not moving in with me...Bro just showed up here with some documents to verify some stuff...woohoo!
This is SUCH a big deal to me, you know? We bought this house in 1990...Now I'm finally ready to get the f* out of it! It just rubs it in my face that we bought this house especially for the big bedroom upstairs above the living room! I've never moved much in my life, I lived in the house I grew up in from age 2 to 18, for heaven's sake! And everywhere I've moved since was in this town!!
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

35 comments:

Helene said...

woo hooooo! Go you!
Heres the thing.... I could go on about how great the place looks... and how envious I am about those closets!! But the real thing I am struck by is that You Libby, are taking your life back! You are moving forward! That is sooooo great! Just think, that grandbaby of yours can come swimming with you at some point! How very cool and I am so happy for you!
xoxoH

Shiny Rod said...

WTG! I missed you over the past few months but I had to hunker down and finish this degree. Now that all is said and done, I'm back. Looks and sounds like you are doing good and that is great to hear. Keep on pushing forward and don't look back. You have so much ahead of you.

Luvs ya!!!

Libby said...

oh, my gosh, helene!! this is SUCH a great feeling! and thanks for all the hugs & good wishes! i've known in my head that moving out was what i needed to dc, it was just hard, you know. But i'm ready, this is the right place at the right time for me!

Libby said...

Rod, i missed you!! how's the degree going?? i'm glad to be back in touch with everyone! Life is looking good right now!

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Girl- I admire you!
Isn't it funny how I was just writing about this- and here you are, taking the right steps! I'm with Helene, I send big hugs and lots of cheers :) You inspire and encourage me. Have a wonderful weekend!

Meg said...

Good for you with your applications and all that jazz! YAY! Looks beautiful from those pics. I always wanted a sliding door in my bedroom. I think it's going to be amazing! And double YAY for the laundry room IN the closet. Pure genius!

Libby said...

i've noticed lately that lots of newly-built houses have started putting the laundry room upstairs on the second floor where the bedrooms are...and that's brilliant too! how many years have laundry rooms been down in the basement?? i've ALWAYS thought something was seriously wrong with that!! havent you?

Libby said...

cora, it's so good to be moving forward. i've been encouraged/nudged to do this for a long freakin time...but, like i said...I needed to be ready inside myself to do this...& unless your whole life has blown up in your face after 17 years, you really have no frickin right to tell me i'm doing the wrong thing...

Have Myelin? said...

"unless your whole life has blown up in your face after 17 years, you really have no frickin right to tell me i'm doing the wrong thing..." well, from one chickie whose life blew up too, i will tell you this: you are doing the right thing! =)

your apartment looks really, really neat. i love the whole concept of it.

yeah...who cooks? i sure don't. lol!!!! i still haven't cooked one thing for alex. well...unless you count those burnt hot dogs and he threw them in the forest.

Libby said...

sherry--i knew you'd get the basic concept. your situation is so much harder to deal with than mine, but you're giving me strength every day with your strength & humor! all we can do is realize that it seems that only the strongest people get ms, because ms can't be dealt with by weaker people, who would give up immediately & never leave the house!

Libby said...

oh yeah, sherry..i read about the "hot dog debacle", and LMFAO!!!!

TLP said...

WONDERFUL!!!! I'm so happy for you. This place seems perfect for you. And pretty too.
Love you!

Libby said...

tlp, thanks! i'm so happy & excited!

Have Myelin? said...

when is moving day???? =)

Libby said...

well, sherry,i'm not sure, but soon, i hope! of course...cuz there's a pool out there, and i want to be able to swim this year!

Lanette said...

Sounds like good things are happening for you Libby! It's good to read! I'm trying to get back in blogging mode and glad to read yours again! :)

Libby said...

thanks, lanette! & now that i have your address, you're going back on my bloglist!!

Ricardo said...

Libby how wonderful you have a place and I hope the move goes on without a hitch. Cooking is good if your a single guy like me. The chicks dig it.

Libby said...

ricardo...hahaha~! almost NOTHING turns a smart woman on more than a guy who's a good looking soon-to-be tv star who knows how to cook & clean!!

SJ said...

I am happy for the apartment and the people living there.

Oh before you assume that's a compliment let me say "every apartment needs a crzy person" *duck*

Libby said...

yeah, sj, but you'd do anything to live next door to me!! *snicker*

Christine said...

Well, check you out. New digs with a pool?!! I love life's little do overs. It make each day something to look forward to.

Glückwünsche,complimenti,
felicitaciones,Omedetōgozaimasu, and Mazel Tov!

Libby said...

oh, christine, i know do-overs don't come along very often, so i'm enjoying this one tp the full exxtent!

Thomas said...

It looks like a lovely place to live. I know you'll love it there!

Libby said...

thanks, thomas! i'm excited!!

Autumnforest said...

Libby-Girl;
I'm sooooo happy for you!!!! Oh my gosh! This is fantastic. The quality of your life will be amazing. How fun! You have a safe and smooth move-in sweetie. I love when good things happen to good folks!

Libby said...

oh autumnforest, hugs!! have you been sending quiet healing to my upsode-down life? i was browsing in your etsy shop last night..& i'm still considering the haunted cemetary clock....i love that, no better place for it than a new-ish apt...but i'll be thinking about it for awhile, cuz i have way too much to do right now! lol!

awb said...

Good luck Libby, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for ya!

Andy

Libby said...

thanks andy!!
my friend's daughtrer that works for sec svc just bought house in alexandria, va

Cathy said...

Libby, Wow ! This is exciting news. Change is good albeit sometimes scary. I guess pots and pans aren't a good housewarming gift ! LOL :-)

Libby said...

cathy-woohoo...and, no, i dont want any pots & pans....hahahaha...if i cant microwaave it or order it..i wont eat it! hahahha! life's good!

Burfica said...

Hi ya Libby!!! Surprised to see me??? That apartment sounds so nice, I really hope you get it.

Libby said...

burfica!! how've you been? (as if...you hide over on FB!! lol!) i'm really glad jim's home, now make sure you don't tickle him too hard, or he'll fall off the bed, and there'll go the other knee!!!

X. Dell said...

Whew. When you said you'd be absent from cyberspace for awhile, I assumed bad news. This is great news. The place looks comfortable, like it really suits your needs.

And my standing offer is still good.

Libby said...

x, thank you, you're a good man! i appreciate the offer, but tif & her husband & kevin & his whole family are helping, & bro & the guys who work at his construction co, are all up for it...i just dont know for sure when it's gonna happen...