New Apartment!

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Howdy!

Don’t get too happy, I didn’t move out or anything! My sister and future brother-in-law did in fact move out of their first apartment and into this massive beast! It’s become a tradition now to blog about their new whereabouts and so that’s what I’m doing today!

If I remember correctly, Blondie has said back in the summer that their lease for their first apartment was up in November, but they had been looking for a new place I think towards the end of July or beginning of August. They needed to find a place that allowed all of their fur babies. When they moved into their first apartment, they only had two cats: Gru (grew) and Tonif (tone-if) and by the start of the winter, mom had to give up her only orange kitty Otis because he was pretty scrawny. By the start of 2016, they had adopted a new cat Samuel and then at the end of March, they grabbed a pit bull puppy from our neighbors and named him Chipper.

They managed to find a nice place just outside of town where they live, it’s close to where she works at now. One of the joys about this new apartment is that it’s all one level, whereas the other place was upstairs and I never got to visit. I was really bummed about it, because it was my sister’s first real place away from our parents that wasn’t a dorm and I couldn’t come and sleep over. Now I can because there is a ramp into the sidewalk! It’s a little exciting for all of us, not just me!

Now for the reason why I called it a “massive beast”. The living room itself is the biggest space I’ve seen in a while! It remains me of a house we used to live in when we were kids, because the living room was both large and it had wooden floors too! You should see Chipper running on it, it’s actually pretty hilarious! He just slides all over the place! They have an entertainment center, their couch and coffee table but it all still leaves a chunk of space left over; they could build another room that’s how much room they have still in their living room!

Unfortunately, these pictures don’t really give it justice.

Even after getting all of their furniture into the place, it still very space-y! However, if we stay around the part where we live for Blondie’s bachelorette party, at least we’d all have a place to crash for the night. We’d just need more beds because I’m betting nobody wants to sleep on a hard wood floor! I definitely don’t want to!

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One the opposite side is their TV and entertainment center plus the doors for the already built-in rooms. Their bedroom is on the left, where Brandon’s “man cave” is on the right side. When we came over a few days after they finished settled in, he told us of his plans for this room and I thought it was pretty funny and a little adorable! I’d share pictures of both rooms, but the two that my sister had posted were messy as crap, so that’s why I’ve left them out of this post!

When you fist “enter” this next section of their apartment. You have two doors that are a fair distance from each other. One is where the radiator is located and the other is the bathroom. The bathroom is an accessible bathroom as it has rails on the back of the head and side of the toilet, which is another plus for my sister and I!

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Next let’s move on to their kitchen. When my mom showed me the pictures of the inside, I thought the kitchen was really big too, but it’s honestly not that large compared to the living room. I think it was the flooring that gave you the illusion that it’s a little bigger, but when we came over, I realized it’s more like a kitchenette as there’s not that much space between the stove to the fridge!

As you can see, there is a door in between the cabinets in the back of the pictures, that is their pantry, which is fairly nice small room itself! They’re probably happy to have such a place to hide all of the cat and dog food!

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There you have it! The twin’s house tour is complete! Now I can officially talk about the day my mom and I went to go visit them for her birthday!

I have never been around their cats for a whole year, almost 2 years! I also haven’t met Samuel before, so I had memories of our old inside cat Oliver, running away from strangers entering the house, but these cats didn’t do that! They’re used to mom, because when Blondie and Brandon leave for a week, she and dad would go to the apartment and check up on them. So they all know about them, but again, they hadn’t been around me yet. I was expecting them to run away, not come up to me, but Samuel was the first one to come up to me. He is known as the “biter” according to dad, so the fact he was being a sweetie pie was really freaking me out!

It’s actually been a long time for me to be around inside cats. I almost ran over three out of four of them! Samuel isn’t like the others, Toni, Gru, and Otis are familiar with my wheelchairs because they were from our liters. Otis is Tavis’ brother, which explains the smallness in body size, but Gru and Toni are Bootsie’s kittens I think!

I was told that Otis is their cuddler, and he is just that considering mom and I weren’t in that apartment that long and she had scooped him up and proceeded to hold him most of the time. We came bearing pizza (sorry Uncle David) as a birthday present and she had to put him down, but he thought my lap would be a good alternative so he just climbed aboard and crashed on my legs for a bit! After getting Coke spilled on his head he decided my lap wasn’t working out very well and moved to my chest. He climbed up my armrests and left elbow and rubbed himself all over my face and I’ve never felt more loved by an animal until that moment! My own boys (Tavis and Stormy) haven’t done that before! 😦

Chipper is normally berserk whenever he comes over to the house, so to see him actually calm was a strange thing to witness! I mean, he wasn’t like totally zone out from us, because he kept trying to lick my face and give me hugs but whenever he would go for this, my wheelchair would move backwards and freak all of us out! And I had broken my seat belt a few days before so I wasn’t buckled in and that didn’t make us feel good! So next time, I’m just going to get on the floor so he can get his lovings too!

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What do you think of the new place? Do you have any suggestions they can do with the extra space in their living room?

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They Moved Out!

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After my sister graduated from high school and we knew that she was going to spend her first year of college somewhat far away from home, we had some issues! Our parents were worried about her safety and what she could be doing with her new friends. I didn’t really have an issue, I mean I missed the crap out of her but I’m not going to lie I liked going up and visiting her on the campus. When she came back home for her second year, it wasn’t too far away but she could have that privacy she had while being up state. She met Brandon and things kind of changed for her in a good way.

She and Brandon had plans moving up state together over the summer, but my parents weren’t really okay with that. They like Brandon, our dad really likes him and he doesn’t like very many people, especially anybody his daughters like. So he made the suggestion that he move into the house with us until they find some place closer. He moved in the second to last week of May, they both got jobs at Wal-Mart and things were going pretty good! Back in September, Blondie started her CNA classes along with her regular school courses. She got a job at our mom’s job and she passed her state test a month later! Now she and Brandon have their own little apartment. It’s about an hour or thirty minutes from us, but they’re close to work and school!

I think everybody’s been a little excited about this. At first my parents weren’t thrilled of course, at least they didn’t go through with their first idea! Anyways, I was generally excited because the first thing I thought of was “vacation!!” Sometimes going over to my nana’s whenever we have family down isn’t enough for me. However, there’s one bad thing. They live up on the second level, according to my mother there’s 14 steps. Ick! So much for going there for every two weeks… The weeks leading up to them moving in were spent figuring the color theme and how the hell they were going to get Brandon’s stuff down here, so some of his family came down to help them out a little.

They also took some kitties with them. The two that went to their new home were Toni and Bear-Bear. Toni apparently liked the car ride there then the actual apartment. They had to come back to the house though because Bear-Bear kept trying to hump Toni. We thought getting him fixed would kind of stop that, but guess not! They took Gru instead which makes sense because these are the two they were originally going to take anyways. My mom went to go visit them the other day (I wasn’t so happy about that!) and she said that Gru was LOVING it! So much that he even used the litter box! Last night we had a surprise visit from them, they came back to get a few things, leftover pulled pork from supper, and another kitty. Otis is our runt of Midget’s litter, mom doesn’t think he needed to be outside in the cold so they took him. Now my mom will be over everytime she gets off work to go check up on her cat.

Here are some pictures of their new place!! The color theme they went with are red, gray, and black! That couch is a futon, it folds out flat into a bed so if I can go over there for a night or weekend. My mom has already gotten them to let her stay there if she can’t travel on the roads whenever she works in the winter!

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