María- A year later

Just a year ago, everyone im Puerto Rico was dreading the monster that was coming for us. We didn't even know how strong it would really be or what it would mean for our island and all its citizens. We were all just bracing ourselves and getting everything ready as best we could to survive … Continue reading María- A year later

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Be positive and don’t lose hope

Today I saw, for the first time, Me before you. I had not watched it before because it seemed like it would be one of those movies which you fall in love with the character and then something tragic happens, but another writer recommended it to me for help with my book. I was looking for … Continue reading Be positive and don’t lose hope

Oh my Vimpat and Keppra

As you probably know, there are a few hurricanes lurking around, deciding where they want to attack. We are hoping and praying that nothing comes even close to Puerto Rico because, apart from the fact that no one over likes hurricanes, we are not ready for another one. We still have not recovered from Maria … Continue reading Oh my Vimpat and Keppra

Here we go again, now I’m a professional

Today brought back the memories and feelings of those long days of this past summer when we spent all day cleaning, painting and scraping all the paint we spilled on the floor. Not only was it just as hot as any of those summer days but there I was, painting again. This time it wasn't … Continue reading Here we go again, now I’m a professional

Painting and cooking

Having an apartment all to myself is a lot of work, more work than I thought. I knew that after all the work we did this summer it wouldn't be over yet, I still needed to do somethings to finish, like painting my bathroom door. I had been avoiding that for days because something always … Continue reading Painting and cooking

Survived week one

It doesn't end! I moved in exactly one week ago, last Friday and I just unpacked the last of my stuff; I think. One week to unpack everything! That's too much. But, unpacking doesn't mean everything is in their right place, it just means I don't have anymore boxes, but it's still a little messy. … Continue reading Survived week one

I’m home!!!

I'm happy to say that right now I'm writing from the comfort of the living room in my new apartment! I moved in yesterday and as much as I wanted to tell everyone about it, I was too tired by the time I stopped trying to organize. The movers first went to our old apartment … Continue reading I’m home!!!

Working on my patience

After all our hard work this past four months, moving day is just days away. After months of preparing you'd think I'd have everything packed and ready to go, instead of waiting to the last minute to finish and running out of boxes and tape. I knew when we were moving, I was just more … Continue reading Working on my patience

My bathroom is done!

This week, I waited anxiously as the plumbers and tile people worked to finish my bathroom. One day the finished the tiles, another they installed my shower, then my toilet and vanity. It took forever and finally today, they finished my faucet. We knew he would have it ready today so we were ready to … Continue reading My bathroom is done!

Now I have a bathroom

Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, the bathroom in my new apartment is not finished yet. We had all the pieces, but things started to move slow after the first tiles were placed on the walls of the shower and I was getting anxious. After the floor was also finished and nothing else happened I … Continue reading Now I have a bathroom

I have a kitchen and half a bathroom

Between today and yesterday I've scraped to much paint off the floors in my apartment, I think the paint spills just keep multiplying and every time I get one out, two moths just appear. Yesterday, it took me forever because it was just me and a very small saw, which was difficult to hold and … Continue reading I have a kitchen and half a bathroom

The neurologist and the cleaning

Every time I visit a doctor I want to give him or her good news, to show them that their treatment is working. It was no different this morning when I went to see my neurologist for my routine 6 month appointment. I had nothing but good news to tell him: 1) still seizure free … Continue reading The neurologist and the cleaning

My new bathroom

This weekend began the remodeling of my bathroom; we had already removed all the tiles, shower, toilet and sink, we just needed to put in the new stuff. Originally we weren't going to do this but after experts gave us their opinion and after we saw the cabinet starting to fall apart, it was decided … Continue reading My new bathroom

Cooking in MY kitchen

Now that my new kitchen is almost ready, I have to start getting used to cooking again. As I’ve mentioned before, using the stove or oven was prohibited for me after the accident because of the epilepsy. Also, I don't want to think about what would have happened if I ever left the stove or … Continue reading Cooking in MY kitchen

Summer’s over but the work is not

So, summer is officially over tomorrow. This means that our work on the apartment/house will mostly have to be done on weekends so I don't know if we will be making as much progress as we did during the last two months. However, I will be in charge of any work that needs to be … Continue reading Summer’s over but the work is not