Thursday, January 24, 2008

I am blessed in so many ways...

I am officially moved! After oh-so-very-many trips up and down the 30 stairs that lead to my new "loft" apartment, I am happily ensconced in my new digs. Although there have been some ups and downs (the up being nearly everything, the down being the night the new heating system failed and I went to bed in 4 sweatshirts, 3 pairs of sweats, thick fuzzy socks, rainbow slippers, cap and mittens.

When I woke up the next morning it was 42 degrees and the water bottle I keep next to my bed was starting to freeze).
The contractor who is doing the renovations came by at 8 am and rigged a repair and had a new part overnight expressed in. He was surprised that I hadn't called him at 10 pm when the heater went out and apologized over and over again for my trouble. I just laughed and told him I was a tough Montana chick and it would take more than freezing room temperatures to upset me.

Since then he has gone even farther out of his way to accommodate me and even had one of his carpenters hang my new solar blinds for me.
I have been truly blessed so often in my life and this is one of those times. I don't think I could have found a more 'fun' apartment or a better landlord or contractor.

I have also been blessed with wonderful friends. They've helped me move, driving 100's of miles, making dozens of trips up and down the steps and they've asked nothing at all in return.

I am also incredibly blessed with a fantastic family. My brother, my dad, the cousins and of course my fabulous son Wolf who drove from Denver to spend this weekend with me. He and I are in Billings with the cousins now and will drive to Forsyth tomorrow to Feng Shui the apartment and spend some quality time together.

How lucky can a gal get?


Anonymous said...

Ever see Jumpin' Jack Flash? In the beginning Whoopi Goldberg gets out of bed dressed sort of like you were! She bangs on the register and yells something at it but I can't remember it's been so long.

Glad you love the new abode!

somewhere joe said...

An aphorism that a friend of mine brought back from Japan says, if it's cold, go to bed bed bundled up, if it's really cold, take it all off." Heh, apart from its ribald implications, there's some truth to the idea - up to a point - assuming you can pile on the blankets.

Congratulations on moving in to your new digs. I think the kindness you've been shown is a good omen.

Mary said...

Hurray! You are in.

You are blessed, Laurie. Enjoy making your apartment into a home.

Cathy said...


I'm so glad you dropped by and thereby drew me here to see that you're doing so beautifully and in the company of good friends and precious son.

I love the way you drop everything and show up where others are in need. The post about your dad was so touching, about his wanting to call your mom.

I'm glad he's made it through the surgery. It's always scary. He's lucky to have you by his side at these times.

I do want to see pictures of you new place when harmony is installed:0)

You are precious.

KGMom said...

Let's hear it for new digs--and I can't wait to see photos as you decorate it in your own way.
Here's to hoping your dad continues to recover.
And here's to wonderful thoughtful sons.

Pink said...

woo hoo!


Sorry I've been absent - I didn't know about your dad's surgery. Glad he's doing better.

Courtney said...

I haven't been around in a while, but congrats on the new move. Hopefully everything will get even better for you.

NatureWoman said...

Hooray Laurie! I'm glad you're all moved in and that you have some great help!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations of completing the move, Laurie—and on all the blessings in your life.

Within Without said...


Have Feng with Wolf this weekend!


Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations on getting settled.

Ur-spo said...

i've always thought a 'true friend' is tested by somebody who would help you move - so yes you are fortunate - again!!

Ginnie said...

Congratulations on your new "digs". It sounds like you are on the cusp of an adventure. Have fun and enjoy!

threecollie said...

Yay, Laurie! I am so glad you are moved and doing well.

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Pam said...

I'm so glad that things are going well. You sound wonderful and it's very uplifting. Happy to hear your dad is doing well, too.

Carol said...

You deserve the best, lovely lady.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Glad you are in a "happy place" both physically and relationally.