Getting Settled In

A New Home

And A New Start

Hello! Hola! Kon’nichiwa! Bonjour!

On November 5th, 2018, I made the jump and moved into a new apartment complex in my state. Living with family, even intermittently during the legal separation, had its limits despite the offers for a longer stay. 

As it is said, “this is what I need.” Nothing couldn’t be truer. Albeit, it is the first home without anyone else in eleven years. Anxiety quickly settled in, even if I was expecting to have some level of such shortly after moving in. What I didn’t expect was for it to strike only a mere 24 hours after getting the keys.

On Tuesday, the 6th, some brand new furniture that was purchased two weeks prior was delivered. Thankfully there was no need for me to put the furniture together. Never going to Ikea again. Sorry, Ikea.

Trying to run two online marketing businesses off the Verizon MiFi internet device posed a challenge. Fortunately, I’m having a much greater internet service hooked up the morning of the 13th. Still a few short days away, the frustration with this MiFi device grows exponentially. The apartment complex I’m now living at has their own internet service but I would rather not be a bother to them. Even then, their service is not up to par for my needing to run multiple pieces of software at the same time.

When I began unpacking the boxes and bags, realized I had very little with me. Looking around the kitchen, it was quickly evident how much was missing; a majority of basic amenities. A family member was kind enough to spot me a few bucks for some light amenities until a couple client paychecks came through into the bank account. Arriving back at my new home an hour later, hunger set in.

“Let’s try this new magnetic can opener, shall we?” I hadn’t eaten all day and it was already past 3:00 pm.

Thinking the can opener was busted (it wasn’t working), it dawned on me an embarrassingly two minutes later it needed batteries. DOH!! Back to the store I go.

New batteries in hand, I try the can opener one more time.


Now, where were the bowls I put away in the kitchen drawer?

What bowls? The cycle continued.

This is why it is always good to make a complete list of all this needed prior to moving in, including batteries.

Fast forwarding through all the “trials and tribulations” of setting up a new home following a legal separation, there is much more left. All will be well though as soon as the two client payments come through.

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