Sunday, August 06, 2006

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY...................'s been one whole year since I moved from my home and into this condo. The year has really gone by quickly. The first six months were different for me. I felt uncomfortable here. It just didn't seem right coming into a building where eleven other families also lived. Even though it was a secure building I felt scared. The door has a double bolt on it but for those few months, it didn't matter. I couldn't explain why I felt this way. After taking to a few people here, they told me that what I was feeling was normal. And that it would take a while to get used to it.

Well, I am happy to report that I do consider this my home. It's cozy and comfortable here and just the right amount of room for me. Currently my unmarried son is residing with me. He is great company. He does his thing and I do mine. But, at night I know that he will be here with me.

I have a few things that I would like to do to the condo. Certainly one of those things would be to update the kitchen. The cabinets are fine but the laminate counter-top is in need of replacement. I had an estimate from Sears. Well, don't go there. I wouldn't believe what they wanted to just replace the counter-top and put in a new sink. I almost had a heart attack. Here, the sales lady said. Sign this. Yea, right. I may not look too smart but I have sense enough to know when I'm being taken.....taken right to the cleaners! So, after that fiasco, I haven't gotten any more estimates. I have been thinking more and more about getting that kitchen upgraded though. I would like to have that complete before the holidays. Then after that, I would start with the bathrooms. There is usually always something that could be done cosmetically.

So, there you have it. One year behind me now. And hopefully a lot more ahead to enjoy. And speaking of the holidays? Do you realize that we are less than four months from Christmas. Three months until Thanksgiving. Holy crap! I need to get busy.


Amber said...

I know! It hit me the other day how close the holidays were almost here! I am going to work at Borders for holiday money, and it is kind of a pain, but worth it.

I think your condo sounds nice. It is a quiet place? Upgrades are always a good idea, if you can do it! It will only add value to your place. (I watch a lot of HGTV, lol!)


JC said...

Good luck with the kitchen upgrade. My aunt and uncle just got done with a massive kitchen redeco. And thanks for posting on my blogiversary post. I don't consider you a lurker because you comment sometimes!