Sunday, January 08, 2023

Apartment Life/Life Update #348

This is a weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 25 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 25 years here in a weekly blog post. 

Life Update:

My diabetes is a little better under control. My blood sugar numbers are consistently around 150 now instead of the 350-400 that they had been. I won't know for a couple more months what my A1C is but since I brought it down from 10.1 to 8.5 this last time, I'm sure it will be good. 

My doctor increased my blood pressure medicine and put me on a beta blocker 3 times a day and that has helped my blood pressure come down from 197/98 to 160/90, while it's still a little high, it's much better than it was. 

I broke a rib or the cartilage between the ribs a couple of weeks ago when I tripped over my slippers and fell into my dresser in the middle of the night after Falcor got me up at 4am to go out. lol It's much less painful now so it's healing up. 

Oh and I'm down a dress size. My clothes started feeling a bit big on me and my daughter told me I looked like I had lost some weight, so I bought a pair of pants and a shirt one size lower than what I had been wearing and they fit. So that made my day. I didn't start weighing myself until recently so I have no idea how much I lost.

Two people were fighting one courtyard over from mine where the office and pool is located. The police showed up and two people were arrested. It looked to me like they both had hit each other and they both had blood on their faces. So they were probably arrested for mutual combat. I don't know who they were, I didn't recognize either of them from around here. 

I watched this guy get something handed to him right at the door of drug dealer's apartment. He went over here, was smoking meth or something from one of those glass crack pipes and then he passed out right here. It would do no good to call the police because they would either never show up or just ask him to leave. I had my taser with me that day just because you never know how someone who's high will react to you being by them even if you keep your distance which I did. 

My daughter was sitting outside Wednesday night with her friend and two police officers came into my courtyard. 

They made their way across the courtyard to the two end apartments where several kids live. The parents are completely irresponsible and let the kids play in the courtyard completely unsupervised all day and half the night. I see the 6 year old and 8 year old playing in the alley late at night all alone all the time, it's ridiculous. Well a delivery driver must have seen the same thing and thought no one was home watching the kids because he called the police to do a welfare check. 

The mother in the second apartment talked to the police. When the police found an adult home, they left. It's too bad they didn't show up the other day when the 6 year old was outside at 11PM wearing nothing but a diaper when it was 55F. I don't know what's going on with the kids in these two apartments but the police won't do anything as long as they aren't left home alone which I don't think they are. 

I have a feeling this won't be the last time the police will be here for these kids. The two that live in the corner apartment haven't been in school for months and are outside starting at 7am some days until 11PM most days. They scream and yell, throw rocks and I know the people who have bedroom windows near them are getting tired of all the noise and no parental supervision. Others are going to start calling the police if the parents don't do something to calm the kids down.

The high this week was 53F/11C
The low this week was 35F/1C

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.