Sunday, April 26, 2015

Settling In

It took two long years to get my house sold. But I did it on my own. I sold it on a land contract, which is also something else I was not going to do. I believe the new owners will enjoy the house and it is theirs.

I have temporary digs in an apartment complex in the area of South Carolina where I want to be. I am just south of Charleston and close enough to take in the cultural events there. I am close to Fort Sumter where the Civil War began. There is history everywhere.

Mondays between 9am and 1pm, I volunteer at Next Steps Johns Island. It is a program brought together by several churches in the area. (There are approximately 181 active churches in Charleston County). The program is to help those who want to take the next step to a better life. It will take them from where they are when they walk through the doors to where they hope to go for a better future. I feel fortunate to be a part of this.

Tomorrow however, I will not be volunteering as I have to get a new driver's license and plates for my car. I also need new auto insurance as my current carrier cannot cover me if I no longer live in Michigan. Good reason to change coverage. Supposedly, coverage is cheaper in other states, than in Michigan. I am not finding this to be the case. I am waiting for a quote from a local agency to see if they can come up with something better. She has several programs she can look at.

Then it will be home to bake dessert for Bible study. I am trying out a new recipe. It looks wonderful, so we shall see. I'm excited about it.

I have a couple snapshots of the inside of the apartment.

The living room as you enter. This is my daybed sofa. 

The other side of the living room.

The kitchen. As you can see I need bar stools. Those chairs are a bit short. 

It's a very quiet place to live, which makes it condusive to writing. I rarely see or hear anyone. I have a feeling of privacy. There is a pool. I'm going to need to check it out soon.  The weather is beautiful. We get our rain mostly at night and the days are warm. 

I could get accustomed to this. I am still seeking a house or land to build on. I have time to do both. I am no longer in a rush to find a place. I have one and it's working. 



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