Friday, May 8, 2015

I've Survived a Month

This have been my new digs for just over a month. Most of the time it's quiet and a pleasant place to be. Still and all it is an apartment. I hear the young woman upstairs from the time she gets home until she settles for the night. Not because she is noisy, but because like all apartment buildings no one puts in sound proofing.

I see the kids come home from school as they like to sneak in through the woods. I never hear them outside playing or carrying on like kids should. I don't even hear them when the ice cream truck comes through. It has been through twice for sure.

I have a north facing apartment so no real sunlight gets into this place. Someone needs to tell their interior decorator, north facing apartments need cream colored walls to make it lighter and appear larger. This grey-beige color is depressing. Which is why I try to go somewhere every day.

This week I am starting to use the library more. I've made copies and used the Internet to make other copies. I've set up an on-line account so I can read magazines on my computer and have learned there is no known writing group on Johns Island. Food for thought.

I purchased and put together two bar stools so I can now eat at the counter. Tomorrow I'm cleaning the counter to make it possible for me to eat there and work on the computer from there. I will set one end up as my home-office and one end as my dining area. The bar stools are neutral enough to go anywhere and I only purchased two. I'm not expecting to have large crowds of people here.

Monday I'm going to look at this little gem. It's on the largest lot in the neighborhood, but I'm thinking the person who owns it likes privacy as much as I do. There are trees and bushes all around the property and you could miss it if you didn't know it was there.  While I know it has prison windows, I really want to see what is inside. According to what I have learned so far it was built in 2007. Someone was going for an old fashioned look. No, it does not have wood siding. Yes, it does need a storm door, something you see very rarely in this area. I do not understand.

My training with Next Steps continues Monday morning and I have additional training on the CareTrac database. It is a program to keep us from duplication of services. Some of our participants are registered with other outreach organizations in the community. I'm keeping busy.


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