So today I am back on the waiting list (but approved and with my deposit paid), there were too many units opening right now and people ready to accept and I was confusing them that I wasn't ready to move tomorrow. The leasing agent is fairly new and we now have it worked out. I'll call them sometime after the beginning of September and see what they have available timeline wise. I still will not move before mid October, but then they should let me know if that time frame is available. I have to wait until November I'll simply stay with my daughter. But she knows my dates and is keeping a look out for me as things continue. And I have begun the organization process in earnest-a bit each day.
I'll be entering their bubble anyway, in terms of son-in-law and daughter (or they will be entering mine, maybe). They both work but are super careful because my daughter visits nursing homes. And since they'll be helping me move in, and all the other things, that will be fine. One of the things I noticed is that I have valet trash pick up and no recycling, so I'll be gathering that up to go to her house on the weekends anyway. This particular place has washer and drier space and I've been trying to decide what kind to get, so that may be an ask the reader question coming up. Meanwhile as I work on my wardrobe plans, I'm trying t make sure I can wait for two weeks for now. Daughter says just don't get a washer and come to her (she has the newest super de dooper front loaders, the kind I won't touch-I just let her turn everything on)!
Things That I am Thankful For This Week:
1. My daughter and son and law who have been supportive, offered to fly up and help me pack if needed and are willing to hold onto stuff and or pick it up. Today my daughter told me she's getting me one of those rolling carts so that I can get all my groceries to the house from the car in one fell swoop. It will be her housewarming present. There might have been a turning into a little old lady reference somewhere in there, that's her way of being funny these days.
2. My sister and son. I was hesitant to pull too many things out of the established household. My sister started talking today about how she would pull out the silverware I brought from daughter (her old set) after her wedding and that she will deal with the kitchen box (not the dishes). My son and I are going through the garage and Christmas items next week as I have never seperated kid ornaments out yet (here we go).
3. The Internet, man, the Internet. I mean sure, there are days when I want to scream about the news and social media. But I was dependent on or enjoyed using the net for some things before C-19 and that has just expanded. I am using the Internet to: download books, research genealogy, take online classes, do online zoom Canvas and Cocktails classes, take museum tours, watch concerts and the opera, take a workout class, connect weekly with pals for happy hour and just so very much more.
4. The yard and my view from the yard. And the neighbors who live in the nearby yards. We're now in the height of the season-although I'm spending more time outside earlier and later because of the heat. We have bees, hummingbirds (I'm on a mission to get a decent camera phone picture if it kills me), sunshine, shade and all kinds of flowers and plants-none of which are thanks to me. I mean seriously, look at what this place looked like in 2013!!
We have a variety of different fences going round, from six foot wooden, to plain wire with roses, to bushes, but all of our neighbor's yards are well kept and and they are all friendly and helpful, so as long as I have my little pergola privacy when I need it, I am happy outside-every day. We all also have dogs, which helps. One neighbor has chickens (you can do that in the city and suburb here) and occasionally they get very chatty, but so long as they are sharing and throwing some eggs my way, I'm fine with that.
5. All the people from all my groups, many/most of who I may not see before mid October. While I have nestled in quite well, and have missed my gals large group gatherings much less than I thought I would, I am sad that there will be no gatherings, even small ones, the way things are progressing-other than virtual. Church friends, knitting friends, meetup friends. I have enjoyed the company of all, many have been helpful and fun, and I will miss them when I am gone!
6 And to expand the five, I am thankful that my sister-in-law is on the slow road to recovery. She is now in rehab, with a trache collar around her throat that they are finally trying to wean her off of and her husband can still not visit because of the pandemic. We are trying to send cards to her every week.
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