Sunday, June 01, 2008
There goes the neighborhood
They're tearing down my building (white ones in the foreground) as well as many of the surrounding 4 blocks. I have 6 months to move out. Progress. Traffic. I think I have to get out of Salmiya - or at least find a place that isn't so congested. This sucks. Me sad. :(
I knew that there was a reason that I had to pay my electric bill. Damn! If I only knew, I would have skipped without paying it (my name wasn't on record nor my civil ID). The Universe is messin with me again. Alas, I did the right thing and paid it, but crap... 800 frickin kd!
The Romanian says, "Change is good". Yes change is good. I thought I would leave my apartment after The Man and I split. For a while there - there were just too many memories around me. It was as if he was still "there" but he wasn't. I just couldn't face a big move.
Bu Merdas is going to help me find a new place. He offered for me to move into his place in Kabd, but uh.... as much as I like animals... I don't think so. :) I had a really really really nice day with him on Friday with The Romanian. They are like long-lost friends and I'm so glad (Mashallah, mashallah, mashallah) that they like each other as much as they do. Bu Merdas bought a dog so that Desert Dawg would have a husband. Her guy's name is Joey. I'm like, 'Dude, you married off my dog.... what about the OWNER?' "Hi baby..." Yummmmm.
I saw an old friend by chance yesterday at a cafe. I adore him and just seeing him made me so happy. He is one of those people who I rarely see, but who is like a guardian angel; he is always there. I've known him for 27 years and he is in an influential position in the government. When we first met in the States, he was driving a Chevette and drinking Heinekin! Just seeing him made me feel so comfortable - like home. He knows my entire extended family. He used to have a killer crush on my older sister.
I'm trying to count my blessings today because I'm really quite upset by the prospect of moving.
I'm going to eat chocolate now....