Life in a senior high-rise continues

Life here is constantly changing and partly due to the loss of so much life on a constant basis. Your neighbors come and go constantly. Kind of unnerving at times. The quiet can get to me at times. No tv since I can’t afford cable. I do have Netflix which helps, but miss a lot of my old shows. At least I do have a stereo that takes tapes and DVD’s besides a radio tuner.

The only reason I am on here is that I have what they call a hot spot on my iPhone that comes with my unlimited (hah) data. Verizon is just as sucky and lies like the rest of them. Haven’t hit my limit yet where they will slow down my data.

Still trying to downsize. I have so much stuff and some still at dad’s. Need more room here first. Always said I was a hoarder and now it is coming back to bite me. I can’t ignore it here. There are inspections. Including fire inspections. No extension cords, surge protectors only. My biggest challenge is the flat surfaces and not putting things away, just putting them down. Oh and the daily haul of trash to the chute, this floor and the recycles all the way down to the lobby where the only laundry is. 4 washers and 4 dryers (for 100 apartments).

Working on my budget. Part envelope with cash and computer for all the auto-pay stuff, plus my drs are paid out of the account.

My pain is a  little better. Not gone, but not constant horrendous pain so that is an improvement.

I just cleaned everything out of my bathroom again for this so-called remodel. The guys came back and fixed their shoddy job sort of so this is probably for nothing and my daughter worked hard putting everything in a place. It is all in a storage tub now. I did take pictures as someone suggested to me to help me put it back.

So sorry I haven’t had time to read any blogs lately, well not many anyhow.

Later all!

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog


4 thoughts on “Life in a senior high-rise continues

  1. FLO

    I only lived by myself in an apartment for one year. My first job was nowhere near my family’s home. You know I don’t really remember how I spent my time there. I worked during the day. I must have gone shopping but I don’t remember it. I had a boyfriend. No tv, but a radio. You have Bingo which is more than I had! lol I’m not sure but I think you can get some kind of antenna to see 3,6, and 10 on tv without cable. I got cable for my dh when he retired. He finally had the opportunity to watch the things he was interested in but never had either the time or the means to watch. It was my retirement present to him. Several of my contemporaries retired and died within the first year. I wanted him to have good times even if that should happen to him. Fortunately, it didn’t. He’s still going. Currently, he’s off running errands. I dread the day when he isn’t able to drive anymore but still wants to get out of the house. One more job for me! I’m working hard at getting stronger. Let me tell you, growing older is not for sissies!

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  2. DWPenner

    Have you considered one of those digital antennas? They’d let you pick up any stations local to you. I think they are between $100 and $150… but it is simply to purchase the device. There are no cable or satellite charges.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Considered. Was given 2 but think they are not complete. Might have to buy a new one. I just found some of my lost apartment money so maybe I will get one. Thanks!



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