Yesterday morning I was sitting here on the couch working on my laptop. Charlie was wedged in between me and the end of the couch, which he seems to like doing. Guess it makes him feel safe.
I looked toward the patio door and there was a squirrel sitting there staring at me through the glass.
Now Charlie goes ape you know what over squirrels. Throws a hissy fit. Barks till he’s hoarse. Throws himself against the window.
And there was that squirrel right there with Charlie totally unaware of it.
I thought about saying “squirrel!” like I do sometimes, but figured he needs his beauty sleep.
I’m still pretty tuckered out from taking that gazebo down and walking all the many pieces, thankfully with next door neighbor Charlie’s help, down to the dumpster.
We have been having more big thunderstorms the past few days, and I’m glad the gazebo is down, because these storms have been pretty strong.
Some of you mentioned that maybe I should start looking for some place else to live, and occasionally I do check places out online.
I don’t want to live in a complex where there’s all ages of people. I can’t take the loud music, etc.
For some reason Oklahoma doesn’t have many senior places. Most you have to be 62 to get in or on the waiting list, and I’m 60.
On top of that, there are really few places that are affordable. Most of them are luxury apartments that are way out of my income ball park.
So I’m thinking if I can hold on till age 62 in two years, I might have more places to check out. That is, if things are still going downhill here.
With all the baby boomers now retiring, you’d think they’d build places for them to live. But unless you’re rich, there isn’t much to choose from around here.
Anyway, I’ll enjoy life here now. No reason to worry about it. I have a roof over my head and a nice patio that I so enjoy.
It’s important to find joy in every day, and I always try to do that. As should we all.
Have a great weekend!