We have spent two nights in the apartment so far, and I have spent two days as well. I must admit I am quite comfortable here. There is a feeling of belonging for us here; even the dogs are more relaxed. Did our feelings of uncertainty upset them, even though we tried very hard at being upbeat and positive?
There is not as much room as in the house, of course, but what space there is – the master bedroom is larger here than the one at the house – is quite comfortable and cozy. Despite the sorrow and sadness of losing the house, I am relieved being here, in this apartment.
Carlos has worked hard in moving us. The majority of moving has been on his shoulders, because our helpers couldn’t help all the time. We are glad and appreciative of every single moment they could give us. Although Carlos had help a good part of the time, he did not have it consistently for entire days at a time. Every day this week has seen Carlos moving, packing, lifting and carrying boxes. He is exhausted and taking the rest of this afternoon and evening for rest. He deserves it.
Arthritis is really beginning to kick my butt today. The weather is not cooperating and giving me a solid, steady pressure range my body can deal with. There is snow accumulation forecast for tonight, which could keep us in the house tomorrow – we have a dinner get-together planned -; and it would be fine for me, but Carlos has really been looking forward to the dinner engagement. I know it is going to be several days of recovery from the move for me; Carlos is likewise going to need some recovery time – I hope he permits himself to have at least some of it.
We built our first fire in the fireplace today. Gabby, of course, ensconced herself in front of it and went fast asleep. There were picture attempts of the blissful sleeping dog before the fire, but we only managed one. I will post it later.
Since I am actually getting to post here, you know we now have Internet Access! There is much happiness in my little heart. Not having the Internet made me feel as if I was completely shut off from the rest of the world. Since the Internet gives you access to places and information otherwise inaccessible to me, I kind of was isolated. I do not like that feeling.
This time, with the Internet options, we went with a wireless modem. This has helped the computer features be even faster and cleaner than previous Internet experiences. We also didn’t hook up the Xbox 360 with wireless, but actually have a cable connecting the Xbox and modem. The difference is amazing!
The Xbox picture is clearer, crisp, and the action on the screen, either streaming a movie or playing a game, is sharper. From here on I am pretty sure we will hard-wire the Xbox and modem together. It is so much better!
- Computer Troubleshooting 101: Common Modem Problems (pc.answers.com)
- Getting the Best Signal: Adjusting the Wifi (pc.answers.com)
- The next Xbox is rumored to require an Internet connection at all times; disaster in the making? (neowin.net)
- Xbox 720 launch titles – 9 we expect on day one (gamesradar.com)
- Broadband Internet: What is a DSL Modem (networking.answers.com)
- Tech Overview: IP Modems and Routers (networking.answers.com)
- Xbox 360 Spring Bundle Includes ‘Darksiders II’ and ‘Arkham City’ (multiplayerblog.mtv.com)
- Xbox 720: CPU houses 8 x64 cores – rumour (vg247.com)
- Xbox 720 (Durango) Could Require Always-On Connection, Locks Out Used Games (hothardware.com)