I finally found it. An apartment to move to. It doesn’t have everything on my list I wanted, but it has some things I was not anticipating having.
This place is also soon going to be a gated complex, so that gives me a degree of comfort.
It is a one level community of four-plexes.
You get your mail at your door, and my apartment will be close to my parking space. (No garage, but you can’t have everything).
I do believe it will actually be closer to groceries and restaurants and such than where I currently live. And no steps to have to go up and down.
What I’m Pleased About:
It has a large privacy fenced patio where I can still garden in containers and the dogs can run around.
You take your trash out your door and to a dumpster that is at the other end of the four-plex. There are no unsightly trash cans.
No one will be living below me or above me, so that was a huge plus to me.
I won’t have a refrigerator with an ice maker. But that’s not a big deal to me. I used ice trays for years before ice makers became popular.
Though I know most good cooks prefer gas stoves, I have a fear of them due to an accident I had when I was young, and this stove is electric.
I don’t think I’ll have as much kitchen cabinet space, believe it or not. But you know me. I’ll improvise.
Two Big Walk-In Closets:
What I will have are two large walk-in closets for clothing, etc. I don’t have a lot of clothing, and I may as well give away a lot of shoes since I have to wear sneakers with my ankle brace. I can use some of that space for other storage.
The Oklahoma Chapter for Cerebral Palsy called last night and wanted to know if I had anything to contribute. They’ll be on my street next week so I will take that opportunity to donate.
This is a place that just seems more amenable to people my age.
I’m very worried about the pupsters transitioning. They do not take change well. Heck, I don’t take change well.
This will be coming about by May 1. Yesterday evening after signing all the paperwork I pulled in the driveway here and couldn’t help but cry.
With life comes change. It is inevitable. I will live in a new-to-me home.
What is important is that the pupsters and I will be together. And a fresh start.