How long?

Yes, it’s been that long. Almost a year. A year of many changes.

I moved into my new apartment. After we got rid of the roaches the previous tenant had kindly left behind. I was not amused.

This apartment isn’t as beautiful as the previous one, and as I had to move within less than a year from moving to me previous apartment, money was tight. Very tight. I hadn’t nearly enough money to make the apartment beautiful,  as I did with the previous one.

But at least I live in a far better neighbourhood now, I have no noisy neighbours, and I live close to the ex and my Junior Warrior. Also, there’s  a lift so no need to struggle up and down the stairs with my wheelchair.

All in all, even though the apartment itself isn’t nearly as nice, I’m far better off. I don’t regret the move. And make no mistake, I will turn this apartment into my dream home yet. It just needs time. And money – which is in short supply, one of the reasons why it’s going to take time. A lot of time.

By the way, I did install a new, wheelchair accessible kitchen. It’s not quite ready yet, but at least it’s completely functional, so I don’t have to go hungry.

Just before I moved into my new apartment, I got my new wheelchair. Finally! And I have to say, I really love this wheelchair. It’s a Quickie Life R active wheelchair with Jay Easy Visco cushion and Jay J3 back, and Maxgrepp handrims. Oh, and I recently got spoke guards to prevent my fingers from catching between the spokes. Because having your fingers caught between the spokes – esp. when you’re going fast – hurts. Big time.

But that’s not all.

I got my service dog! He’s a black lab with the most gorgeous amber eyes, and he’s the sweetest dog ever. Now if only people would refrain from talking to him, distracting him by making noises, and trying to pet him, that would be wonderful.

Last but not least, I have a new kitten: Rafaela. She’s a sweet, soft and cuddly Norwegian Forest cat. She’s also naughty, curious, and seemingly always hungry.


I’m in love.


About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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2 Responses to How long?

  1. janitorqueer says:

    that’s awesome! Also, what is the “Junior Warrior” ?


    • Liam says:

      Thank you. The Junior Warrior is my youngest child, who’s a judoka and ju-jitsuka and has been an assistant judo teacher for two years now.


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