Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday-12:30pm

Quick post today as I am adjusting my heart and soul a little bit at the moment.  Glad I have Miss Karma here to keep me company.
She absolutely did not want to move in the first place. 
 The lady in charge of the waiting lists called me back today.
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  I will not be moving for many years.  
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I already know the waiting lists are very long at the other two established places and was told the odds were better getting into North Sky.  Well, let's put it this way...North Sky has a projected three buildings being built.  The first one (now supposed to open January 1, 2015) will have 24 apartments and the next two will have 30 apartments.  (They don't have funding for the third building yet, so it's not an absolute that a third one will even be built.)  Out of those apartments I can only afford first or second floor, so a third of them are out of my price range right off the bat.  There are very few one-bedroom apartments with dens.  Most are one and two bedrooms.  I cannot afford a two bedroom on first or second floor, either--so we can eliminate all of those, too.  Oh, and she told me that they are not even sure whether there will even be one-bedroom apartments with dens in the next two buildings.
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Out of the potential grand total of 84 apartments (over the next three-plus years, mind you), whereby I only qualify for a one-bedroom or one-bedroom with den on the first two floors...drum roll, please...I am number 98 for a one-bedroom and number 55 for a one-bedroom with den.  :(
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So, to be blunt--unless a LOT of people find other housing in the meantime...or end up in a nursing home, cemetery, or urn (horrible thing to hope for)...I will probably not get into North Sky as the three buildings go up over the next 3+ years.  The lists are very long for the other two places, too...so I am looking at not being able to move for many years.
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Many years.
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So, I am doing an internal shift.  
Shall we say...am a bit sad.
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But I am so glad that I have been working on my "now" because I am going to be here for a good long time yet.  Two of the packages came yesterday via UPS.  :)  The other small one is supposed to arrive today at Dagan and Leah's.  (She forgot to write in my address for delivery on that order--LOL!)
And what is inside of these mystery boxes??
A red TV stand...(much lower so I won't have to tip my bi-focaled head back so far to see the TV)...
...and a little red end table. 
The other end table is what will be delivered over at McFamily's today.  :)  Now--doesn't that bring a smile to your face?  Red furniture!  LOL!
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It was another mind-boggling, totally-awesome deal!  This time at Target.  They had a 25% off of furniture sale going (these are not expensive to begin with, of course).  Plus they had this spend $75 and get $15 off thing going on (which is why each piece was ordered separately, so I saved another $45!!).  Plus Leah used her Target card and automatically saved another 5% off the total price!  OMG!!  I had been looking at these for a couple of months and never thought I could ever buy them all at the same time--whoohoo!!  Thanks to Dagan and Leah letting me pay them back I could get another super-duper deal.  :):)
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They won't be able to actually put them together until some time after Halloween, but it will be worth the wait.  And I can finally un-box my new sewing machine when we get my table strapped and put back together, too.  Things are looking up around here.  ;)
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I was over visiting McFamily last night.  Plan to go back over tomorrow so I can watch Mr. Ian while Mama and Daddy clean house.  [Doesn't that sound like a wonderful thing for a little bit sad Gramma to be doing?  Babies are soul-lifting, drooling little wonders!]  They have a pumpkin carving party planned for Wednesday night and Gramma can help them clean uninterrupted for a while.
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Anyways, just wanted to let you know the latest.  My focus is to continue revamping things right here and now, as planned.  Purging, reorganizing, cleaning...and adding some red!!  :):)  
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Have a good weekend!  
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"It may be that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings."
Wendell Berry

26 comments:

  1. I am sad that you are not happy. But you know anything could happen - and the more you work on making it happen, the more likely it will.

    I'm not hoping a lot of folks end up in urns - just the ones higher up in the list that really don't "want to be here" anymore anyway.

    I guess even my spiritual thoughts can be practical. :)

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  2. You ARE going to move in the next couple of years--I can feel it in my bones!!

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  3. i'm gonna hold out hope like fishducky. :)

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  4. You have such a great attitude which is what hooked me on your blog in the first place. I believe there's something else in the works. At least that's what I chose to believe. Love the furniture and your place is going to seem bigger and newer with all the changes you're making. Sending prayers!

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  5. I'm so sorry. I wish I could build the perfect apartment for you, and all the other apartments would have nice people who would drink coffee with you. I know you don't want to leave Ian, and I know you like living alone; but I wish you could stay with me for a while and get away from the nasty stuff in your building. You should not have to put up with that.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Rita, I'm sorry that you're sad but don't let yourself dwell there. It's not time to give up the dream. If there's one thing we've all learned by this stage in our lives, it's that you just never know. I strongly suspect that good things are still in the works for you. Keep on believing it for yourself.

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  7. I am hoping that something will change... but in the meantime you have a wonderful family, and a beautiful grandson to enjoy. You are a very positive person, and I will still send out possibilities to the universe. And sending you virtual hugs, too. :-)

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news!!! I know you were really looking forward to a new, nicer place. Hopefully the "something better" comes along very soon. Hugs!!

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  9. Oh poo. Your place in line saddens me!!!! :(

    -andi

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  10. Not the best news to be getting and you have the right to be sad.... Temporarily! Make the best of what you have now and hold onto that "DREAM" of the perfect apartment... if you don't believe it will never happen. The universe is full of possibilities ♥ I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR RED FUNITURE!!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of it all put together in your home ♥

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  11. Sorry you are so sad, I am sure you will move soon when the time is right

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  12. I'm sorry it doesn't look like you'll be moving any time soon. But, you know... Anything could happen!

    YAY for red furniture and time with a cute baby though!

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  13. Oh that makes me sad. I have been sending positive thoughts, even hubby has been...and we will continue to do so...maybe there will be a lot of people who find other housing arrangements. (I won't put it the other way..*smiles*...life is not permanent though..that is something we can depend on. pretty much the only thing huh?)

    I love the RED! Red and yellow make me happy! When I look at art work I am always draw to pieces that have a focal point of red..something that draws your eye in. A POP of red! so I would love your new furniture. Our TV stand is Burch colored with white drawers, and one red door. It's Ikea. I think you'd like it. :-)

    xoxo Keep your light in you lady...Living in your now is all we can do. You are a very special lady. love to you.
    wendy wooooah...there's a captia thing asking me to prove I'm not a robot??? what is going on? just wanted you to know.
    love ya!

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  14. Get on all the lists you can in Fargo. Can you get on the Moorhead list too? IT will happen in it's own time. Don't be discouraged :)

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  15. I am definitely not giving up hope for you Rita! I love your new red furniture. I am pretty sure Karma is going to like it too!

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  16. I know you are discouraged right now but I really do think an opportunity to move is out there for you. Meanwhile red furniture and an adorable baby make a pretty happy time.

    Darla

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  17. I love the new furniture! So sorry to hear about the long waits for a new apartment. Hoping that good things will work out for you. Don't stop believing in miracles! Have a good week.

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  18. Dear Rita, this is sad news and a realization that must be hard to assimilate and live with and through. I'm thinking that this is a little bit like what I felt when I realized I wouldn't be able to move back to Minnesota. It took me four years to really come to peace with that. But for the past year I've been embracing Missouri and life is much better. Your attitude is much healthier than mine was and so you are already moving into gratitude for the bounty that you do have. You are a born teacher of life. Peace.

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  19. Well I'm jumping on fishducky's positive bandwagon and will keep my fingers crossed for you that a move happens for you, sooner rather than later. (hugs)
    In the meantime - Whoop! - Loving that red furniture Rita! It's gorgeous and with all your clearing and shifting, and new bits n pieces, your current home will have a new lease of life. AND of course, looking after young Ian will lighten your heart and lift your spirits everytime. More baby hugs please! :o) x

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  20. Oh, Rita, I can imagine how unhappy you must be. But you have a great power for getting on with life. You never know, by some means you may not have to wait so long....she was obviously giving you the worst scenario.

    Little Ian will give you a boost and time passes quickly as you watch the little ones grow.

    I am still thinking positively on your behalf.

    Keep your chin up!
    Zue xx

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  21. I know how you've been looking forward to getting a new place. With your positive energy, and everyone continuing to pray for you, I know something good will come your way! Just don't ever give up! *Hugs*

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  22. Such sad news but, as they say, anything could happen so don't give up hope. It's great that you are continuing to purge and revamp...again, don't give up hope, dear friend. xx

    Btw, I love your new fancy furniture! Great buy too!

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  23. I am so sad that you aren't going to be moving just yet, but knowing how resilient you are I do know that you will bounce back quickly. I still don't feel like you won't find somewhere better though... It is just this feeling that niggles away at the back of my brain... And in the meantime I know you will spend the time enjoying Ian and how adorable he was in his little Halloween outfit... I just thought about the first Christmas coming up... So many wonderful times ahead... Hang in there Rita... Xx

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  24. Even though it doesn't sound like you'll be moving soon, sometimes things happen that you least expect...good things. You just never know. *hugs*

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  25. I am so sorry to hear about the waiting lists, Rita. What disappointing news...to say the least.

    Your red furniture and spending time with Ian will be a much-needed pick-me-up.

    Hopefully the wait is significantly less than 3 years. I can still picture you in your new place with your dedicated craft room!

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