I just got back from the grocery store to pick up a few things and Trader Joe’s a few blocks from there. I managed to forget Charlie’s organic eggs. But we still have about a half dozen.
I’m just one of those people who likes to stay ahead of the game and never totally run out of anything.
My kids have joked about it over the years. Have no fear Mom will never ever run out of toilet paper!
I’m getting all my running around done now because the complex is actually having a lot of outdoor work done in the next 90 days and I have to leave my gate unlocked during the day for various vendors to come inside my fence.
They’re supposed to cut down trees and deal with shrubs, like my ugly one in front of the living room window that has grown hopelessly thick.
And the best part is that they’re going to work on the damaged/rotted wood on the outer walls of the apartments. Can you say it’s about time?
There are thick roots winding in and out of the wood on my back wall, as I’ve shown you before. The previous owner just let everything go to pot and didn’t care I suppose.
I’ve heard they’ve been carving out the tree in that one apartment where it lies 7 feet horizontally from the patio door. There will have to be major foundation work there. But then that’s what happens when you don’t tend to things properly and in a timely fashion.
This new owner apparently has realized that if he doesn’t try to get ahead of the game with maintenance the whole place will rot to the ground.
I’m very pleased these things are being done.
We were told to move everything away from the back wall, which I immediately did. So everything is sitting in the middle of my patio.
I could not move things away from the fence I share with my back neighbor. It would kill me to try to move those galvanized tubs filled with dirt.
I really don’t care that they’re not doing anything inside. I’ve done a lot myself. And the manager just told me as I paid rent this morning that they’re pricing windows for my living room window, which is such a mess.
I told him I didn’t know if I’d sign a new lease if some things didn’t get done. And that window that I really can’t see much out of has been a real point of contention with me.
The only apartments that will be remodeled will be empty ones. I guess if I was really impressed with them that I could move into one. But then I would never have the quiet and privacy I have here.
I know I have the quietest apartment in the place. I also have my own parking space. The other three ladies (remember I call it old lady row) have their own parking space as well. And we’re the only ones here that have that luxury because we have a separate parking lot of our own.
I don’t know how that came to be. It was before my time. But they had to have torn down something and had this huge space between our apartments and the laundry building and just decided to make it a separate parking lot.
That is Ivy on the pet bed behind my recliner. She sleeps a lot during the day there.
She’s been on a tear this morning. Grabbing at things on tables. Pulling things down. Running around here with that tail high and rounded like a lasso.
My goodness that cat doesn’t miss a thing I bring in here. Nary a thing. I don’t care if it’s something as small as a business card I put on a shelf. She will sniff it out and before I know it she’s prancing around here with it.
Yesterday she got in my closet and found a white sock of mine that needed to be laundered. She dragged it out and I put it back last night. This morning I found it outside the closet again. What does she want with an old sock?
I’m having a heck of a time finding decent reader glasses. I’ve gone through many. They fall off my head and break on the floor. They get squashed.
I paid $27 at CVS for a pair last week and the darned screws going into the arms keep coming loose. And I mean quite a few times per day. About to drive me mad.
I screw the arm tightly to the frame and then a few hours later it’s loose again. I may have to talk to the optometrist about getting glasses that have layers for me to look through so I won’t have to constantly push them up over my head and down again to read.
You can bet I’m going to tell CVS about it. Though I doubt I kept the receipt. Even if I did Ivy probably owns it now and it’s in some little hidey hole of hers.
I’ve purchased cheap packs of reader glasses. I’ve bought what I consider expensive readers like the ones from CVS. One day I spent close to a hundred dollars there getting sun glasses and readers. And I just had my cataracts done less than a year and a half ago.
If I had to stop and count it up I’ve probably spent over $200 on readers that something always manages to happen to.
I’ve tried wearing them on a string around my neck, tucking them into the top of my shirt. Somehow they come loose or I bend over and smash them. I just forget they’re there!
How on earth does one deal with reader glasses and find decent ones? I was so good with regular glasses because you don’t constantly have to push them up on your head and then down to read something.