Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Have you ever done something that you thought was the right decision, yet something was nagging at you about it? The decision was almost right, but an element of it was wrong? That is the way I was feeling about this move. It felt mostly right, but something was nagging at me at the same time.

I think I now know what it was...

Tiffany didn't think to ask if the building was non-smoking, and neither did I. This complex has two non-smoking buildings, but ours isn't one of them. It has been over 30 years since I have lived in an apartment, and I have never been in an apartment where the smoke from a neighboring unit was seeping in through the walls. Now I know it is possible.

The maintenance man is going to try to seal the outlets on the wall, but he cannot guarantee it will solve the problem. As I write this I am sitting in front of an open window, an ionic air cleaner is going at full blast in the kitchen, and my head is pounding.

At first Tiffany didn't smell it. But this morning she knocked on my door and said "Mom, you're not crazy! I smell it too, and it is really bad in the kitchen!"

I knew I wasn't crazy, I didn't know she thought I was, lol.

Chloe has been especially crabby since we moved in, we are now wondering it that is why. She is super sensitive and Tiffany would never have agreed to this unit had she known it was not a non-smoking building.

The good news is that another unit will open up the end of May, it is on the ground floor and in a non-smoking building. As much as we don't want to move, I want to take that unit. It is across the parking lot from our garage, and the parking is less dense. Mostly, it won't have smoke in it. I told Tiffany I will handle the move, completely. She won't have to do a thing. The move will be within a week of graduation. Final's week. I will do it, I can arrange for a whole bunch of guys from church to move our stuff , and the Relief Society can help with the cleaning, not that there will be that much to do. I will even pay an extra cleaning fee if necessary.

Right now I can't stay in the kitchen for very long, so I am still not able to do much cooking. I really do intend to get into the food storage in a healthy way thing. Thank you for your patience.

1 comment:

  1. Well from the outside it looks beautiful! I hope you get the non-smoking room ASAP!

    I remember when I did a lot of overseas travel and the back of the plane was packed with smokers. The air quality was horrible. I was sure grateful when they made all flights non-smoking!