moving into my apartment

@daeckardt (6237)
United States
October 30, 2011 10:40am CST
Hi everyone! I have been very busy lately between school, moving, and life in general. I should be working on my final paper right now, but I am so burned out on school that I just don't care. I will have a week off before my next class begins so hopefully I will be refreshed enough to start my next class without being overly distracted. I moved into a new apartment about two weeks ago and it is great. I have a kitchen and laundry room as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms so there will be plenty of room when my niece comes back in January. Right now, the only furniture I have is a bed and dresser in the bedroom and a beanbag chair and tv stand in the living room (I use that as a table only). Yesterday I went out and bought a set of pots and pans (7 piece) so I could make some lasagne so now I can do more cooking than I could before. There is a microwave oven built in and I have a full-sized refrigerator so I should be able to have enough food here so I don't need to worry about anything. I have been very busy with the Red Cross trying to get the resource books for all the counties that our chapter is supposed to be responsible for up to date. I also have started doing mystery shopping, but I don't know if that will be worth the effort. I will see when the money starts coming in (or not). I think I will be a little pickier about selecting shops as it turns out that some didn't pay very well. I hope all is going well for everyone! Have a great week!!!
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@AmbiePam (83714)
• United States
6 Nov 11
Hey, a built in mivrowave, that's great! Does it have a dishwasher? When I was moving the one thing I knew I had to have was a dishwasher. When I clean them myself I'm always paranoid I didn't do a good enough job. This discussion was posted 6 days ago (I'm behind), how are you doing now? Did you find some other things to go into your new apartment?
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@GardenGerty (156309)
• United States
6 Nov 11
That is great, both on your dining set and on the classes. We will make a point when we are traveling to make it to Columbia. We are an hour south of I70, but 70 takes us a lot of the places we like to go.
@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
6 Nov 11
Yes, there is a dishwasher. I have been very busy over the last week. I have the table and chairs that came from an abandoned apartment. The maintenance guy gave them to me rather than letting them go to the dump. Don't feel bad about being six days behind. I am still going through stuff from September! I think I was up to the 24th or so. I am getting ready to start another class this week so I may not get much done since I have other things going on as well. I only have three more classes to go to finish this Master of Education degree. Have a great week!!!
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• United States
30 Oct 11
Wow you are the busy bee! Nice to hear that you are now in a new apartment and that will be good for you as where you were previously was too enclosed. I am sure the Red Cross is very grateful for all your help as they can always use a lot of volunteers. As for the mystery shopping, I have done a great many of them and do take into consideration, the pay, distance and the paper work efforts. So far I have done well with a great many of them but as you I am picky and make sure I can complete them in the timely manner they expect. Good luck with everything, and as for me definitely not as busy as you.
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
30 Oct 11
I think I would rather be busy than not. The main reason for that being if I am not busy doing something I am bored and if I am bored I am more likely to be depressed. If I am depressed it is not good for my health. And right now, my health is the most important thing. As far as the mystery shops, I think from now on, I will only sign up for ones that are in my community and stay away from ones that don't want to pay for the shop plus the reimbursement. I did a shop at a restaurant and it said I had to buy an appetizer, an entree, and a drink. After all that the total purchase came to $19.29 and the shop paid $20. It was a good meal, but it didn't earn me anything. I probably won't do that place again unless they actually reimburse for the meal AND pay for the shop. Have a great week!!!
• United States
30 Oct 11
I only perform shops that have very low expense and or will only do them if they reinburse. Outside of this I will not incur any personal expenses. So look at the information at which time you can accept or not.
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@GardenGerty (156309)
• United States
30 Oct 11
Movie theater ones, at least here, are like that as well, Daeckart. Now cable company shops are pretty good, no expense, and simple service inquiry. You do have to look for what really makes your time worthwhile.
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@GardenGerty (156309)
• United States
30 Oct 11
Sign up for freecycle in your area. People are often giving away perfectly nice things. My daughter and son in law get free stuff on Craig's list as well. I am glad you got an apartment, if I lived close I would bring you a whole stack of cooking things. Be good to yourself, enjoy eating home cooked meals.
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
30 Oct 11
I should see if I am still with them. I got some stuff though that site before I left the country and I should be able to again. I just had forgotten about that option. How far away are you? I missed you when you said you were going to be in the area. I have purchased some pots and pans so I could cook and then I got the stuff to make lasagne and my niece was going to come over this weekend to learn how to make it and her mom had a problem and made her go home. I did make spaghetti both yesterday and today and it was nice. I guess I just need to get some recipes so that I can make some other things. Have a great week!!!
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
6 Nov 11
Who knows, I may try to look you up some time. It would be nice to be able to put a face with a name and actually get to know people instead of just reading responses from them.
• Iraq
30 Oct 11
oh~ my god, your life is so colorful, and you should proud of it.
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
30 Oct 11
I am happy with my life for the most part. I like to stay busy so that i don't get bored. When I was working two jobs, going to school, and volunteering I would tell people that I felt like I wasn't doing enough. When I would describe my day they would ask how I could do it all and I couldn't understand it because I felt like I wasn't doing anything important! Now I can do what is important to me, but I have limited funds because I am on disability. Thanks for the comment!
@devi53 (347)
• India
30 Oct 11
Thank you daeckardt, very happy to hear you are moving into your own apartment.It is actually a very good news. live in our own apartment with well furnished is a unforgettable memory.Have a good day.
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
30 Oct 11
I am happy to be in a bigger space, but I can't wait until I can get some furniture. Right now all I have is the bad and dresser and a beanbag chair and tv stand that I use as a table. It is just really hard for me to get up off the floor so the beanbag is not the best chair for me, but it sure beats sitting on the floor. Thanks for the response!
• Indonesia
2 Apr 13
Being busy is great, because sometime when we have nothing to do, we just so boring and it just not feels good. So yeah enjoy for being busy.
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@daeckardt (6237)
• United States
3 Apr 13
I really must agree with you. I get so bored when I have nothing to do and I definitely prefer to stay busy. Not only does it keep me from going downhill physically, it keeps me mentally fit as well. Have a great week!!!