Christina Ricci, Rose Mcgowan, or Shannen Doherty - for resemblense/attitude purposes.
The economy is shit…. Well maybe for all the rich people in this country!
Through this “recession” I have managed to:
I will no longer be making my landlord rich, but investing my hard earned dollars and cents for the future of my son and I.
I purchased my condo through an auction,and I was able to get a STELLAR deal but it was somewhat of a blind purchase. I toured the building and the various models that were up for grabs- so I basically had an idea of what I was getting into. I didn’t get to actually see or be inside and feel my unit until last weekend, that’s when I discovered the odd design and the challenges I was facing.
The place was built in 2007, so it’s practically brand new- no real big problems. The design is what has me nutty, it makes no sense! It’s almost as they were in a hurry to finish the building and made all these really dumb mistakes!
Some of the unforeseen challenges I am facing are:
My living room is the smallest room, it makes no sense what-so-ever! There is not enough space in between the main wall where the cable outlet is to put a sofa in front without it blocking the entrance of the bathroom and my son’s room.
Solution: leaving this room to be the last to figure out, getting the right sofa and find the right position for it, and possibly running a wire to be able to move the TV to another wall and mounted on a peerless mount for flexible TV viewing-TBD
No lights in the rooms, just an outlet to plug floor lamps-the ceiling is made of concrete therefore no ceiling lamps!
Solution: recessed lighting in the rooms, and sconces in the living room
Stupidly placed and unnecessarily HUGE and UGLY fuse box in the dinning room area!
Solution: cover it with a horizontal mirror or nice piece of artwork
Other than that of course I have to paint and change the carpet to laminate flooring- which has been yet another challenge.
Choosing colors has been a nightmare! I know what I want but considering the limited amount of space ,the fact that I HATE light colors and that I am a Libra (indecisive by nature) these decorating/home improvement challenges have now become personal ones. Not going with my inner goth preferences,learning how to make swift yet reasonable decisions and having to do all these things on my own has been very difficult! There has been many moments where I have just wanted to break down and cry, but I have managed to keep my cool. My two really great friends have been VERY supportive and have help me bounce ideas and have just listened to me and my scatterbrain thoughts- which has helped me IMMENSELY (thank you girls xoxo)
I feel as if I am gaining a lot of knowledge from this experience, mostly on my strengths and weaknesses- which I plan to apply towards my next big step, defining my career.
I know that once I get through all this I am going to be unstoppable, and the thought of this is what really keeps my boxing gloves on.