This morning as I was trying to talk myself into throwing off the warm covers and getting out of bed, I heard the ducks/geese fly overhead.
About that time Ivy comes walking around the perimeter of my mattress. Always around 7 to 7:30. Then if I don’t get up, she starts to meow.
As a last resort she will go to wherever a telltale lump is covered up with a sheet or quilt, which of course is Charlie. She will touch the covers and send him into a snapping fit. So I try to avoid that.
I can appease her for awhile by petting her and putting my hand under the covers and slowly moving it, which drives her crazy. Because you know how a cat will jump at anything that moves.
This morning I am listening to Peter Kater’s “Wings.”
2018 Grammy Winning Pianist-Composesr, Peter Kater, presents a passionate and alluring recording that is rhapsodic and abundant with emotion. “Wings” soars, swoops and dives deep into the heart and soul of the listener.
Inside Of Cover:
I enjoyed composing and recording this album so much. It felt like there was so much emotion that wanted to come through. As I started to work on this album I noticed a theme in my life of “wings” everywhere.
In the art that I was drawn to, the birds that showed up during my time in Nature and the concept or fantasy of having wings emotionally, spiritually and even physically filled my thoughts.
I hope you love the music on this album as much as I do. I pray that it elevates, rejuvenates and inspires you to be more fully present in your Self and your Life. With Love and Aloha – PETER
A Resident I Talked To Outside:
This morning I was cleaning the storm door and saw a guy I know lived down about three four-plexes from me. But suddenly I’ve been seeing him park and go into an apartment on the other side.
He was walking his dog Daisy down in front of my place, and I asked him if he’d moved. And he said yes.
He told me that there were snakes in the wall and ceiling of his previous apartment. And that they’d come up through some sort of pipe from outside.
He said he tried to work with management to do something. But all they’d do was (I believe he said) put moth balls in there. Whatever it was never got rid of them.
So finally he moved to a two-bedroom on the other side. He’d lived in his previous one bedroom apartment about six years.
I simply do not understand why they don’t do things right here. Maybe it’s that way all over. Companies just ignoring the plight of residents and raking in the money.
Things Never Seem To Change:
We’ve had several owners and many different managers and maintenance workers.
It’s not like they do hardly any improvements. They talk about it and promise us things, but it never seems to materialize.
I guess I stay here for the same reason many do. Fear that the next place will be worse. And the money you’d have to spend to move and the amount of rent you’d have to pay.
And now there’s COVID-19 to consider as well.
I’ve got it pretty quiet here, which makes me afraid to move someplace else where there might be more noise to deal with.
My next door neighbors and the guy behind me aren’t home much. And the only real noise I hear is when the trash truck goes down the alley beyond the fence.
Sometimes I wish I could find a tiny little house to rent that wasn’t outrageously priced and where there wasn’t a big yard. I like having the size patio I have now to take care of.
And then I have to consider the amount of money I’ve put into my place over the nearly seven years I’ve lived here. I’ve got it fixed up pretty much the way I want it.