Day Twenty-two

The city is cover in ash and smoke from the wildfires. It looks ominous.

I had a nightmare last night that we moved into another house and finally settled down only to have another fire break out.

At least my neighbors are being very helpful by filling my apartment with the smell of weed.

Dag nabit! I hope this comes to an end soon!


Day Twenty-one

Today I learned that my toddler does not like me having the door to my room locked. Which sucks cause my oldest likes to just bust into my room.

Who does she think I am the head of the household or something?

I just need some dressers and shelves and I will have everything put away! This apartment is finally feeling like a home!

I have teenagers so it’s not exactly peaceful but it is a home!

Day Twenty

Yep that’s right we have made it twenty whole days! It’s had it ups and downs. Never mind that that’s just me using the stairs! I feel like by the time I really start to consider this place home we will finally be saying goodbye to this place.

One day at a time I guess.

Also the smell of Marijuana is back. I almost started to miss it! (I’m sure the eye roll I did while typing that has damaged my optic nerves)

It’s the little victories I guess.


Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen: Either there is something in the air, or we are just getting use to living the apartment life. Nothing stood out and it worries me but at the same time I’m done worrying.

I spent fifteen minutes looking through my blind and screaming at the people getting outta there cars or taking their trash out.

I think I’m losing it. I’m becoming a cranky old man.


Day Seventeen

One of the bulbs in my room has been burned out. So I thought I would just go down to the ol’ Walmart and purchase a fresh pack of bulbs.

I got them, came home and changed them out.

WRONG, I had no idea that they were two pronged bulbs and not regular bulbs! What the heck is that about? I just spent 12 bucks on light bulbs! Bloody hell!!!


Day Sixteen

The calm before the storm theory was right! The upstairs neighbors are back at it. It sounds like a herd of Water Buffaloes are practicing tap dancing in the apartment upstairs. I’ve caught myself getting on to Rose for noises that she isn’t making.

I fear they are trying to divide us, turn us against each other.

War is on the horizon. I have started making preparations with my Generals. We plan to make our move at the start of the week. We will fight it with all our resources and cunning.

We will prevail, so I wish them the best of luck! (Not really)


Day Fourteen

I took Rose to the apartment playground. She found a coin purse full of change. She asked if we could keep it and I said no it belongs to someone else and they might come back for it.

The little girl did come back for it while we were there. Rose was happy that they came for even though she really wanted it.

My apartment keeps smelling like weed and its getting annoying. It’s been so bad today that the porch even smells like it.

I did some research and apparently it is illegal to smoke weed.

Who knew living in an apartment would come with me doing so much research.

Day Thirteen

We left Nova alone in the apartment for an extended length of time for the first time and she didn’t do anything. Either she is a good girl or she is planning something.

I’m watching you shifty eyed dog.

Also my apartment smells like weed every now and then, I would love to take credit but I just don’t like weed. I guess maybe my neighbors might be, as the cool kids call it, toking up.

More research to come on that urban patois.

Day Twelve

I learned today that people actually enjoy reading my Apartment Life posts on Instagram. I might move them over to Facebook as well.

So today was super windy. And the siding on the ceiling of or apartment building ripped off. Pretty scary, I went to inform the front desk about it and they had a note that said training do not disturb.

Oh well I carried on about my day. Also I still need to buy cups I can’t find the right ones I want. So the search continues!


Day Eleven

The noises continue despite my best efforts! I will wait this out, and once the right time comes I will pounce on them with all the cunning and legal power I can muster! They will hate the day that they chose to abandon diplomacy for lazy inattentiveness!

For my networks run deep! The people that stand beside me are determined!

My daughter calls it snitching, I call it getting to enjoy my habitat!