I’ve been in the mood for bright colored linens on my bed lately. When I walk toward my bedroom there is that spark of color that brightens my day.
And this week I’ve been in that particular mood.
A veritable jumble of colors with jewel-toned pillows and velvety softness just beckon you to lie down there.
I’m still sleeping in my summer linens. Which means I have a soft dark green blanket type bedspread with the lighter green sherpa blanket on top.
I like to sleep in between these two because it feels like you’ve fallen into a puffy soft cloud. Or been embraced in the softest of hugs.
Thank goodness the central air conditioning is working. Still keeping my fingers crossed, but I’m hoping/assuming that it’s fixed. For now at least.
I just walked outside with Charlie and it’s cooler out there.
Some of you wonder why I stay here. Well, there is the fact that no one lives below, above me, or across from from me. The apartments on my row are the only ones here that don’t have someone living across from them.
That’s a real bonus to me. Plus I have that wonderful patio for both Charlie and me to enjoy.
And also important is that this side of our four-plex has our own parking lot. I never have to drive around looking for a spot like the other residents who live outside this separate parking lot. Four women live on my side. One to an apartment.
Of course there’s the next door neighbor with her grown grandson currently living with her, so that makes two cars for them.
The other day I was in the office and an elderly man shuffled in with his walker and told the manager that people who aren’t handicapped keep parking in the designated handicapped spaces and he has nowhere to park his car.
So parking is a real problem here. If everyone had one car, it would be different. But many have two because two adults live there.
My little space in front of my apartment is there for me when I come home and I’m ever so grateful for that.
I know that the current owner hasn’t spent any more than he’s absolutely had to since I’ve lived here. I’m hoping the new owners will be different even if (and I know it will) rent goes up. Depends on how much it goes up.
If it deters some of the bad ilk that currently live here, I’ll be willing to pay more. If there are finally improvements to this old complex, I’ll be willing to pay more. Because there’s not much else out there that will fit my needs.
As far as I know there are two 55+ complexes in all of Tulsa that don’t cost over $2000 a month to live there. Both have carpet on the floors, and I hate carpet having both asthma and pets.
I am spoiled by my patio. I love to grow things. Gardening is just in my blood.
So I’m staying put for now, keeping my eyes open, and hoping for the best. I have created a nice home here for me and the pets, regardless of what goes on outside in the rest of the complex. I’m fairly insulated from that by this separate parking lot and living on the end next to the alley.
Well, Charlie and I need to get going to land therapy.