Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hard days

Hard days.

Today I read a 14-page lease, and a 14-page divorce document. My brain is fried from all the legalese.

But at least I think I found a condo to rent (that's step one of the million things I'm supposed to be dealing with right now). It's about 10-15 min.s outside of Boulder, but I think it's still within range so that I can try to use one bedroom as a (small!) art studio and participate in Open Studios. Boulderites, look for me in Gunbarrel on the Open Studios map in October and please come visit!

It's a small place. I hope the kitties will be able to still feel happy in a much smaller place than they've ever lived in. At least there are windowsills they can sit on and watch the goings-on outside. I also hope Mojito the dog will be able to be happy without a yard. He's never lived just in an apartment before. But there are a lot of walking areas at the condo complex and even a nearby dog park, so that's a very good thing.

By the way, a Rumi update: His weight seemed to hold steady for a couple of months (still quite underweight, but not losing more), until just recently, he started losing more weight again. :(   The vet said I should reweigh him in about a month, after all the big changes in his life are settled down somewhat (moving in two weeks; he's never moved before, plus he'll be losing a few family members). And then we'll reevaluate. If he keeps losing weight, I think we're going to have to see a specialist in cat internal medicine, and possibly have him put under anesthesia to scope his insides. His pet insurance is covering him at 80% for a few more months, then it won't cover the condition after that (it covers new conditions for a year).


Sonya Johnson said...

Glad you finally found a place to live. I know from past experience how stressful that is. So, there's one less thing to worry about.

Things will surely get better once you finally move out and get away from that emotionally and mentally draining environment...

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Congratulations on your new apartment Jala. That is great news. A space to work in and have the animals too - truly great news. I'm sure the animals will be just fine once you move in. They will be happy that their mum is less stressed. It's possible that once you move and are settled that Rumi may start to improve too- I will be keeping my fingers crossed for this. Big hugs and congratulations once again.

Anonymous said...

Jala, this all sounds positive!!!! The cats will survive....what they need is YOU, not the house. I'm sure your dog will get used to it. Stop worrying about the animals and focus on you. It's time now, my dear blogger friend....... There is light at the end of the tunnel....let peace wash over you and move towards the light.

Shelley Smart said...

Yay, you got a place to live!! I once almost (changed mind, regretted changing) bought a condo in Gunbarrel! I worked in Longmont at the time. I really wish I had bought it. If your animolecules are with YOU they will be fine, quite adaptable. I moved my cat from Tennessee to Colorado to Tennessee to California and she didn't seem to mind one bit.

Hang tight! You've got many months to bring your life together. It takes a little time to adjust -- baby steps! Did Cleo find a good home? I had a "Cleo" once -- seriously, a black cat who didn't like other cats and only wanted to come in to eat and visit me. I had to make the difficult decision to leave her with the new tenants of my place who were happy to adopt her.

Take care of yourself!

limón gráfica said...

Well, as the others have said, it's good you have found a place for you and the cats. Keep on! Un abrazo.