Yesterday afternoon the manager of the four-plexes called me and asked if I'd like some good news. Lord, yes. She said that the man who was vacating the unit I was to move into has, for various reasons, backed out of moving. He said he has too much going on to be out at the end of this month. SO. I get the unit he wanted. And she caught them right before they were going to bring carpet out to put in. I want laminate floors. I can't go into this unit and look because management has a rule that while a unit is being remodeled, no one can go in there to look.
The really good things about this unit: 1) It's all the way at the end very close to the fence that runs the perimeter of the property. Which means it's more isolated and therefore probably more quiet. 2. What he wanted was the parking space right in front. Instead of having to park in the parking lot out front, and walk to the first unit, which wasn't very far, I now will have spaces right in front of the sidewalk and thus the door. They don't have many of those set ups there. 3. The fenced yard is supposed to be twice as big! Yea! More room for the pupsters and my garden endeavors! I'm most excited about this. 4. Right across from the laundromat. Well, not right across. Down at the end of the row of the four plex and across from it.
I met a man out walking his poodle and he and his wife live right next door. In fact the whole four-plex is retired/older, which is just what I wanted.
I asked if I was to buy the filters that go in the AC/heating unit, as I change them out every month and I get good ones due to my asthma. She said I just put a work order in whenever I want a new one and the man who works at the property will come change it out. No more climbing up and changing one in the ceiling! I'm so excited not to have to worry about the repairs. That is always scary when you have a repairman out and you're watching the clock ticking away your hard-saved dollars.
I have Two Men And A Truck scheduled to come move most of the big stuff. There are going to be lots of little doggie friends for the pupsters. Walking back to the office we encountered a resident with her two pugs. Oh, they were cute! So I'm going in sight unseen. I just know it will look much like the office where the manager works, which is just the first unit. I'm ecstatic over the extra yard space fenced in and private.
I'm buying some things for the unit. Due to my ankle, a taller toilet. Folks, if you're over 50, look into the taller toilet. I've had one for five or six years wherever I've lived, and it is worth the cost. Especially if you have a weight-bearing injury. I'm buying a storm door. The other unit I was going into already had one. Looked like most of the long-term residents had put in storm doors. And a handheld shower head, which proved to be absolutely invaluable when I first had surgery. I'm gimping along today, from driving yesterday. (Can't wear a steel boot when you drive and it's your right foot. You're considered medically incapacitated, and if something happens, insurance will not cover it.) I walked with a cane and so today I'm really hurting. I will rest much of today and get back to the packing.
Oh, and Jen from Muddy Boot Dreams answered my question I had about whether tall people have more pain or worse injuries when they fall. She is tall and said yes. I guess that kind of goes along with the saying: "The higher they climb, the harder they fall". Except they're not climbing. They just have farther to fall. I am determined to get out there, the week of the move, and dig up some of the plants you all sent me to make sure I had a garden that first year. Lots just coming up now. I'd love suggestions on moving plants without putting them into a container of dirt. I can't possibly move big containers of dirt. And after the last move, I swore I wouldn't let movers anywhere near my pots. Much of it got broken. Wrap bulbs like irises and daylilies and such in wet newspaper? I have Lamb's Ear coming up. Guess I'll just dig down a ways and put them in something temporary. I also have mint that got really tall last year. And there's quite a bit of that.
I want some of the passion vine that went rogue on me. So far I'm not seeing any green surrounding the wood I cut back from it. I hope the winter weather didn't kill it. As it would look so pretty on the fence. I get excited every time I go out and something new is pushing its way up. Spring is moving slow this year, but I can't wait to devise a new garden from containers, etc. I am going to show you how pretty and varied a container garden can be with lots of different kinds of containers, staggered at different heights. I will take my four metal trellises to grow flowers on to add visual interest up the fence. And yes, the colorful sun for the fence. Actually any garden looks better mixed with containers. It leads the eye around, up and down. Oh, I promise you there will be a whole lot of visual interest! I can't wait to get my hands in some dirt.
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