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

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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!!!

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

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

My kitchen

I got the sink installed in my new kitchen earlier this week. And guess what happened today... I finally have a sink with running water, which means I can start washing dishes. The kitchen is still not finished so I can't start cooking yet, but soon enough. I have to start thinking about the first … Continue reading My kitchen

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

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

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