Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Well, if I've been absent for a few days, here's why: I'm Moving. Yes...Again! This time to a MUCH safer community that is gated, well kept, and has excellent reviews (if all goes well I sign on the dottled lines Thursday- please, please, please PRAY I get it!). I'm going tomorrow to break my lease at the complex I'm currently living at for the time being- fee or no fee, it's worth it to feel safe again! This go-round I can't really pack/move anything myself since my neck & back were injured in that recent car wreck, so I will have to figure that part out (maybe getting a moving company to help out).
I have only been living in this apartment complex about 3 months and it has proven to be nothing but a crime-ridden roach motel with nice landscapping and thugs. It's an nightmare- non-stop break-in/s (both car and apartment), rapes, gang activity, you name it. Let's not even get started with the rude office staff, noisy upstairs neighbors, the insect issues, weird men walking around the complex at night, strange cars that constantly speed in and out, or the crooked "courtsey officers" who I'm pretty sure the majority of are in on the crime issues to begin with (only one of them is worth his weight in gold!).
As of this past weekend- Friday I got a notice on my door telling me not to "be alarmed" but that there have been more break-ins/crime in the complex...humm! Sometime between Friday night/ Saturday morning one of my neighbors who lives in my same area had her apartment broken into at night (thank GOD she works nights at FexEx & wasn't home when it happened!). Saturday night was the last straw- some thug was staring into my apartment window casing my home in addition to over 150 shady men that were outside of my complex fighting and carrying on (supposedly my apartment complex claims that they rented out the clubhouse to some people for a party and that they passed out fliers and postings on myspace inviting everyone- well their "party" turned into a gang initiation and happened to occur right by my apartment!). (2 of my neighbors and I watched it unfold as it was literally across from my complex. We made over 7 calls to the police department that night and Jack wound up comming over to my apartment to keep an eye out at 2:30am (with his gun in tow). The result of Saturday night was 12+ Memphis squad cars (and many more undercover cars), fighting, and me feeling even less safe than I already did before! I want out of this place before bullets start to fly..that's what it really boils down to. This place is a literally hell! I thought I was moving into a safer living arrangement when I came here 3 short months ago...little did I know that it would wind up being more unsafe and unpredictable. I am scared that my apartment or car will eventually be vandalized or I will be raped/killed the longer I stick around here, which is why I'm moving out ASAP. In the mean time I sleep with a gun on one side of my bed, a baseball bat on the other side, and Wasp spray on my night stand.
To say that I'm "frustrated" would be a huge understatement. This will be my 6th (yes, 6th) move in less than about four years. I am SICK of moving!!! All I want is a safe place to call home for as long as I want. I am soo sick of having to constantly pack up my life and move! I only moved into this apartment 3 short months ago and just got unpacked/settled...now I have to pack up my life yet again and move....all while trying to do well in school/clinicals and while dealing with my injuries from the car wreck. It's irritating. I know God is good though and that He never gives us more than we can handle. Just pray I can handle all of this chaos! I know in the end though that it will be worth it to move into a safer place.
I went on Monday after class/studying to look at an apartment complex that I adore! It's gated, has great security, and I have friends who will be moving in there around that same time that I might be if all goes well (so that's also a great comfort!). (I have looked at others as well, but this one definitely seems to be the most safe and I can really see myself living there- there is also not a huge wait for the apartment I want unlike many other places had). Tomorrow I only have time to break my lease at this complex before I go to lab/clinicals, so I will have to wait until Thursday morning to sign the papers at the other place- please say a prayer that nobody rents it in the mean time! I will update as soon as I know!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
3. Nature's Miracle Advance Stain & Odor Remover: It works like a charm, need I say more?!?! You will never buy another carpet cleaner again!!
6. Tire Biter Paw Tracks Dog Toys- This toy has been a huge hit for at least 3 dogs that I know of- my boyfriend's German Shepherd, Beau, my old German Shepherd, Hagan (who is in heaven), and my current Australian Shepherd, Ranger- this sucker is virtually indestructable!!! I highly recommend it for heavy chewers!
Nutro Natural Choice Crunchy Treats (berry) , Nylabone Zzazz! Edible Dental Action Chew
Last Saturday I adopted Tommy & Cecilia- two very sweet special needs kitties- I may have them for a few good days or a few good years just depending on their health- eithor way, they're going to have a loving home!
Monday I made a good grade on an incredably difficult test! (Ya!!! I was doing a little bit of a happy dance that afternoon!)
Tuesday some horrid woman (with NO car insurance) hit my car on my way to clinicals...it was a nightmare. (I had the right of way and was going straight at a green light when she decided like an idiot to turn left and slam into the drivers side of my car). To top it all off- my insurance company is trying to give me hell- so that is NOT helping at all. (You better believe I have every last thing documented -reports, paperwork, pictures, estimates, etc..EVERYTHING and I'm getting legal advice) I'm just greatful that I was not severly injured and that I've had some loving friends/family help me out through this difficult week.
Saturday I made an emergency call to my doctors office (who is thankfully open Saturdays!) and was able to get in- I tried to tough out the neck/back pain I was having all week long from the car wreck- but it got to the point that I couldn't tolerate it anymore. Multiple x-rays later- I have severe sprains to my neck/back/ whiplash, and was having severe back & neck spasms so my doctor wound up giving me some medicine to help. I go back in a week for another x-ray and will potentially need physicial therapy as a result of the car wreck on Tuesday (yuck!). The one nice thing about that trip to the doctors office was stepping onto the scale and seeing that my latest exercise attempts had paid off and I had lost a little bit of weight! (Had to end that on a positive note!)
Sunday- well since it's technically after midnight- I spent quite a while chopping up some amazing fresh veggies and preparing a beef pot roast in the crock pot! I LOVE cooking when I have the time- it's soo theraputic when you've had a tough week! I can't wait to wake up in the morning and have it all finished! My sweet friend Rachel is comming over later today and I will be helping her plan her wedding. After that, possibly a double date with Jack and some friends of ours- if not, lots of studying and just hanging out with Jack instead- eithor way, I'm happy!
Now, here's the background on the two new furry additions (and the last ones until I move into a bigger place or create a clone of myself to take care of more;) )
Cecilia (Some punk dumped her off in front of the rescue over a year ago- in the middle of January when it was below freezing outside...she's over 20 yrs old. I hope Karma bites someone in the rear end! This sweet girl will never have to worry about being abandoned in the cold again!) I will try to get more pictures of her once she is groomed- should be soon! :)
Tommy (He is quickly becomming my little shadow- he follows me around everwhere and constantly wants to be held. He is the most sweet, loving kitty ever! Mischevious as hell too! - He opens up EVERY cabinent in my kitchen/ bathroom when given the chance!)