Keep calm, we’re near the deadline

We're about two months into our whole remodeling/moving adventure recently started doubting if we were going to finish in time. We had a deadline because my mom starts work on August first. What's not done by next Wednesday will have to wait for the weekends. That being said, I think we just might get this … Continue reading Keep calm, we’re near the deadline

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The little jobs make a big difference

I write to you extremely tired again after another long but successful day  working on my new apartment. We, my grandpa and I, did so many things today, some very small, others not so much. Our first and, I would say most important, task of the day was changing the door knobs. First they were … Continue reading The little jobs make a big difference

Hard work continues

After a brief break from the remodeling, we got some work done today. It wasn't much, but I felt like I actually knew what I was doing, so my mom and I were trying to finish putting together one of the Ikea cabinets for my kitchen. Everything went well after I moved some screws that … Continue reading Hard work continues

Congratulations France!

A lot has happened since the last time I was here. We've done a lot of work in the apartment and the rest of the house and I think we're closer to being able to move in. I didn't think we could do this but it looks like we can. All of this made it … Continue reading Congratulations France!

More color!

Now we're painting another room, a bigger room. We started today but didn't finish painting the living room/kitchen. We painted about half of it, maybe a little more and started putting together my kitchen cabinets. This means my kitchen is partly done, I have a stove and a cabinet without doors, drawers or counter top. … Continue reading More color!

Painting with color

This morning we painted my whole room, it's not a big room, but we painted all of it before lunch. By all of it I mean we even painted the door frames and where the air conditioner is going to be. I didn't really understand the need for that, the air conditioner will cover that, … Continue reading Painting with color

Time to paint

The day finally came, started painting the apartment today. We began in my room, but before that we had to cover any holes on the walls with putty, which I had started, but somehow there were still some left. When we were done with that, we each had a different chore to paint the room … Continue reading Time to paint

Focus T25- I finished!

I'm happy to say I have completed the Focus T25 videos, all 10 weeks and I am alive. There really was nothing to be scared of, at least as long as you do it at your own speed and level. That's exactly what I did, I followed the modifier when I had to and followed … Continue reading Focus T25- I finished!

Getting tiles and more for my apartment

Today was a big day; first of all, today started the Round of 16 where France played Argentina and Uruguay was played Portugal in the World Cup, and second we were going shopping for tiles for my new apartment. The tiles were more important than the game so I had to put watching the games … Continue reading Getting tiles and more for my apartment

My support group

I still feel exactly the same way and want to thank everyone again. I have gotten so far with all their help and support.

Unstoppable María

A very important part in my rehabilitation has been the large support group I have, from my family and friends, to friends of friends. There has always been someone there to help, from getting a job, a doctor, or medicine, to just talking.

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I have a closet!

I have a closet! Or the pieces that will become a closet when we put them together, hopefully soon. That's a big deal because up until now I had no idea where I was going to fit a closet. There was the time when we hoped to make the laundry room a part of my … Continue reading I have a closet!

Benefits of exercise to the brain

Aside from working hard on the new apartment, trying as hard as I can to watch the World Cup and trying to find a job, I've continued doing the T25 workouts. To be honest, I have only missed one day and it was last Sunday's stretch video. Apart from that I've been really loyal, I … Continue reading Benefits of exercise to the brain

A hard day’s work

Today was another long day of hard work in my new apartment. I love saying that, my new apartment.It felt like the toughest day so far in this remodeling experiment. Everything hurts, from my toes, to my shoulders. My head doesn't hurt but I'm still very tired; I really don't know how I'm typing right … Continue reading A hard day’s work

My new apartment

This summer is going to be fantastic, we are moving and the greatest thing is happening, I'm getting my own apartment, in what used to be the storage room of the house were moving into, but it's still my own apartment. Since this has just been used as storage for at least a decade, maybe … Continue reading My new apartment