This evening my apartment is completely empty and sparkling clean. Tomorrow I will sweep the patio for the final time and turn in the keys. It's hard to believe I was moving in about 13 months ago. I really don't like apartment living, but the location was perfect, the rent was affordable, and I enjoyed being close to the kids, the eye doctor (cataract), and various businesses I patronized. The noise from upstairs kept me awake at nights sometimes, and the mold and related issues that I experienced just recently amounted to the nails in the coffin! But I'm not sorry I lived here for the time I did - it was what I needed when I decided to get out of the 5th wheel.
Staying at Jeannie & Donald's might put some weight on me. Last night Donald fixed chicken marsala, and tonight was shrimp on a bed of spinach and basil, mixed with a sauce of mayonnaise and cognac as well as some spices I'm not sure about. Served in a giant margarita glass, it was as beautiful as it was delicious. He cooks some wonderful meals and I'm lucky to be here for a couple of weeks.
The cover for the truck is scheduled to arrive in Sacramento this Saturday, but since I didn't pay extra for weekend delivery I will get it on Monday. I hope it installs as easy as it is supposed to, and that it will keep the cargo safe and dry and critter-proof!