It’s Been A Very Lonely Four Weeks

Sue, my love for you is endless, and I will always be thankful to you for all the things you’ve done for our family!

Thank you, kids, for making St. Patrick’s Day acceptable.  No dances, no get-togethers, no crazy costumes, just staying inside!  Joe and Colleen called several times, knowing that bringing Sue home would be rough; I so appreciate your kind thoughts.  Robin came over yesterday, and we celebrated St. Patty’s Day.  It was nice!

Thirty years ago somewhere in the Caribbean

It’s been four weeks, and a lot of events have occurred.  Since Sue lived in this area since she was ten, I plan to drop in some of the happenings into the blog.

I am awaiting the Instapot to alert us.

Little old me cooking up a storm! I felt pretty good about my efforts.

After 62 years, Rossmoor Car Wash closed on Sunday, February 23, 2020. They have washed over 6 million cars over the years and helped our community raise over 2 million dollars in fundraising. The car wash was tired and ready for some new energy. Coming in late summer – 2020 will be a brand new, state of the art, modern, car wash experience called Clean Wave Express Wash.

It was cold this morning, 44 degrees.  After Robin headed to work at 4:30 AM, I went back to bed.  I did not sleep as I listened to the radio, and the news was ALL BAD—scary times.

To the kitchen and make breakfast.  I did the high protein special, three eggs, five pieces of bacon, two breakfast steaks, and three slices of Canadian bacon.  I topped it all off with a Grandma Sue Champagne.  It was excellent, and now I do not have to eat for the rest of the day.

The cleaning staff arrived early, at about 9:30 AM.  We surprised each other!  They cleaned, and I went to the garage and fixed some things and did some cleanup! By 11:30 AM, they were done, and I was frozen.  The heater was set at 68, and it felt fantastic.

Ila dropped by to get some fruits and veggies.  She was not aware of Sue’s passing and was quite upset.  Sue liked everyone, and everyone loved her.  We talked for a while, and then she went back to her picking, and I went back to cleaning up the workbench.

Walking time has arrived so into my P.F.Keds I popped and off I went in a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi-Yo Silver, Away”.  Well, dufus me, forgot to set the pedometer!  But I solved the problem because at 5:00 PM I did another walk so using my higher mathematical skills I times it by two!

I called Lee while I was out and she was also on a walk as they have closed down most social gatherings around her home.

2.82 miles, not too bad for a start! 82 minutes and 6,800 steps! Tomorrow I shall do it again and increase the distance slightly.

The house finally heated up and is sitting at 72 degrees so it is time for me to clean up and get ready for some TV time.  Plus, time for the kids to call.

At 6:00 Colleen called and we chatted for a while; she is always a pick-me-up because she is funny.  Robin called at 7:00 PM and we visited for a while.  Lisa called in between those times and Michele and Theor called to say hello.  I talked to Joe earlier in the day.

At 8:30 PM I fixed myself a drink, and more surprisingly, I drank it.  Purple gin, my favorite.  I messed with the computers are a few minutes and hit the hay at 10:00 PM.  I watched three more episodes of “Salvation” before lights-out.

She is so right! That is the reason I do NOT listen to the news anymore.

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Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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