Fuck ya! Just got the internet turned on. Just got the fridge in today. Over the weekend, we finally got hot water and a toilet. Have you ever lived long without a toilet? Have you ever tried to show a 4-year-old how to shit in a bucket? It was an interesting experience, let me tell you…
But fuck… No more cooler filled with ice, where water droplets drip all over the floor when you try to pour a glass of milk. And then in runs the baby, and slips on the water before you can mop it up. No more washing your face with bottled, cold water in the morning. No more extension cords running everywhere, because only 2 plugs work in the whole househ ave been rewired. Shit, fuck, damn, I am excited.
We got one dresser in the house today. I hugged it. Literally. I have never been so happy to see an old piece of wood in my life! Four fucking months with no dressers, for any of us. Five people, with clothes everywhere. I’ve never realized the importance of a dresser. But now, I do. Now, I have appreciation for all the little things. Like running water. A toilet. Electricity. A kitchen table. Real chairs. Hopefully, tomorrow, I will remember what it is like to sit on my own couch. Maybe by the weekend, I’ll be sleeping in my own bed. But even if not, I don’t have to go out back behind the garage to take a piss. Or haul water. Or read by flashlight.
Yes, yes, I know. Not a very exciting post. But, just the fact that I am sitting here typing, makes me smile. Sitting here, in my own house (thank you what ever powers that be), after 4 long months, I am ecstatic to simply be.
*hugs and kisses* y’all. Mwah!!