At least I think they are. The leak is still leaking (a tiny bit) but we have a dish tub catching all the water and the wall has dried up. Hopefully maintenance can come back and fix it once and for all.
It’s a little stressful to think that we’re already having to deal with a leak but I’m happy to say that I’m still feeling pretty good. I’m actually feeling better than I have in a while. I think getting out of the smoke has made a big difference. We now have a heavy duty air purifier running 24/7 and I’m guessing that’s also helping. Today the wildfire smoke cleared out and we were able to have the windows open. That made the apartment feel even better!
I’ve been working hard on getting us settled in while Brett is working hard to launch his new coaching program for young writers. We figured out the washing machine and it’s been quite amazing! All you have to do is throw some clothes in there and push a few buttons. I got caught up on all the laundry in just one day! Incredible! I had forgotten laundry could be so easy!
Yesterday, I vacuumed all our cabinets (Brett helped me with the ones I couldn’t reach). Then I spent this morning bringing items from the van into the apartment. Things like dishes, spices, non-perishable foods, and clothing. I think by the end of tomorrow we’ll be all settled in. It helps that we don’t have much stuff.
I definitely miss some of our things from Portland now that we have an apartment to call home. But I think losing everything has been a really healthy experience too. It’s helped us detach from our belongings in a way that nothing else ever could. It’s taught us that happiness doesn’t depend on what we have or don’t have. We can be happy even when our furniture consists of two bean bag chairs. Especially because one of them is a shade of turquoise that looks like it belongs in a fifth grade girl’s bedroom. Haha. 🙂 So many things to smile about. Real life is so much more rich and complex and beautiful than any Pinterest account.
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