Sunday, February 8, 2015

Because nothing can go that smoothly.

Smoothly would be too much to ask.

I turned on the thermostat at the new place to be consumed with old cigarette smoke in every room via the vents. The longer the heater was on, the worse it got. It made me ill, so I'm back at the old place until management does something to resolve it. Almost everything had been moved, so now most of my belongings smell like smoke...a fact that makes me very unhappy. Thankfully, my bed, dresser, and artwork are still at the old place and were not affected. All of my books, clothing, art supplies including upcoming projects and a ton of canvases were among the moved, so I don't know what will become of all of that yet. I'll have to wait and see. I'm sure the clothes will be fine after laundering, so they are the least of my worries.

HKPP makes life very complicated. Triggers includes allergens and certain smells in general, but even relatives who came over to help move were bothered by the smoke. I'm not being difficult, and I hope management knows that. I just need a home that is safe, and right now, it's not. I'm not mad at them, I'm upset with the situation. Things were finally looking up, and now I'm paying rent and utilities for an apartment I can't even live in. I'm trying to be patient, and I'm hanging onto hope that they will be able to fix this issue so I can move into my home and live a boring, peaceful existence.

Wish me luck.