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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
Remember that new job I talked about a month ago? Yes, the one as a blogger. Well that job is still going on and the first post was posted yesterday on LinkedIn. This post already has several views and likes, which makes me very happy. Seeing that my writing gets any response at all just … Continue reading First post for my new job
Today I found a blog post from two years ago. This was about a job interview, one that didn't go well because I didn't get it; I don't even remember what job it was. This two years later and I'm still in the same place, nervous after job interviews, doubting if the interview yesterday went … Continue reading One more job interview
Today was a very special day for my grandfather, Abuelo. Abuelo is a retired engineer with a career of over 50 years. Today he had the honor of having the yearly Assembly of the School of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, dedicated to him. As we, his family, watched him go up to the … Continue reading An example of hard work
I have a question primarily for other brain injury survivors but if anyone else feels like they have something to say, you are welcome to answer. As I have said before, I'm having a lot of trouble finding a job, I have been to a lot of interviews and applied to even more jobs but … Continue reading Five years is enough