It’s been a few days since I wrote. Life is beyond boring here. The kids are all miserable now because the wonder of a new place has worn off. The weather has been rainy which means being stuck in our room. There are no common areas that you can take the kids to play in. With the colder weather beginning I have no idea how to keep everyone occupied.
We’re still waiting on the “deep cleaning” of our room and a new door for our bathroom. The door we have now has a big gap at the top letting steam escape and it sets off the smoke detector. I decided to lift our mattress because I was told many people hide contraband items under the box spring (within a box style frame) and between the mattress and box spring because they never search there, I was disgusted. I didn’t find anything that we’d get in trouble for, but I did find like 15 unopened condoms. Our shower and tub is growing black mold, but nothing has been done to get rid of it. I can’t remember the last time housekeeping came in, I think sometime last week. She knocked the board out of place that holds the sink up, luckily I noticed it before it crashed down on top of the kids.
I am beginning to lose sight of the future. Hope is fading that we’ll be transferred. I have my appeal for transfer on Thursday and will most likely get a yes, but some have been here for six months to a year after getting their yes. I keep reminding myself once we transfer I can return to work and we can get out of this system, but it’s hard to envision it when you’re stuck in one small, dirty room every day.