Started a load of laundry at 6:00am and never stopped all day. Lots of paperwork and phone calls. Picked up my glasses at Costco. Picked up Eleanor Flanagan and Luie. We went out to lunch at Casper’s hot dogs – the one on Foothill that Bill and Dad went to every Wednesday and Friday after exercise class. Then we took Luie to the park. Came home and took a well-needed nap.
Good day today. Spent most of the afternoon with the lawyer and got a lot accomplished. Eleanor Flanagan, Luie and I went to Taco Bell and picked up their XXL Tacos and took them back to Eleanor’s for dinner tonight. This morning, Bill Mack’s friends Steve and Rick came over and took some more of the furniture. House is getting pretty bare. I’m pretty exhausted. The days are so full. Can’t wait to get some rest.
Today was much more successful. The lawyer called and has the papers ready. Donated my beloved 1998 Red Ford Escort SE to the Salvation Army. Bill Mack drove me to Jim’s Automotive and we met the Salvation Army Tow Truck Driver there. Cleared out the car and said good-bye to my beloved little car. I will miss her. Boy was she good at quick, easy u-turns. The realtor confirmed that the move-out date is March 24th and gave me lots of details. Still so many details to take care of and very happy to have the extra days. Watched two movies rented from Red Box. Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club; and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in Enough Said.
Such a full day. First I had appointment with the financial guy. Then an appointment with the tax guy. Then an appointment with the lawyer. Came home and the realtor came over and started telling me about all the problems with the coach they found. Including plumbing. So we call the plumber. He found more problems. Forturnately, two hours later, he had solved the new problems. The realtor says he wants me to move on the 14th. I called Bill Mack. He is going to talk to the new people. I really need to stay until the 24th. This is a very simplistic paragraph about a very complicated day. Time to rest.
Today was the first time that I used Red Box to rent movies. I rented, watched and returned, Cate Blanchett’s, Woody Allen’s movie “Blue Jasmine” and Bruce Dern’s “Nebraska”. One of the bidders came by today and will send an estimate to make the needed repairs on the coach. Bill Mack put a brand new chain on the “Magorno” plaque that has been hanging on the porch all these years. I decided we need to keep that in the family. It’s pretty cool. Collected all the papers I’ll be needing for all of my appointments for tomorrow. Going to be a busy day.
Another busy day. Ran around a bit in my rental car. A little Ford Fiesta. Lots of fun to drive. Got some errands completed. Then Letice came over. She is the daughter of Abel and Zuma from across the street. She bought a lot of stuff from the house and we gave her a lot more. She is a single mom with two teenage sons, working two jobs and trying to furnish her home in Castro Valley. She lives on the same street that we visited Auntie Mary at the Assisted Living house for five years. Bill Mack helped with everything, along with her dad and sons. Enjoyed the Oscars on TV tonight. Today would have been dad’s 89th birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!
Several months ago I requested a birthday card from the President and the White House to be sent to dad. Today the card arrived in the mail. I never dreamed that dad would be gone a whole month when that card arrived. Tomorrow would have been his 89th birthday. These are the moments and the days that are sad and you cannot shake off. Everyone has them, and today is my day.
Found a new website www.After55.com Thought this will be a good website to remember down the road and while traveling. Wanted to put it somewhere, that I can come back to and find it. Nice rainy day. Getting a lot done in the house today.
Nice quiet day today. Just very tired and enjoying resting and taking things slowly.
This morning at 9:00am Tom Roberts, the realtor arrived and shortly following the termite inspector arrived. Tom and I signed a lot of papers. Then Margaret and Bill, and new couple that are buying the coach arrived. They had a couple of contractors come and measure and show samples etc. One was very late and caught in serious traffic. Margaret and Bill were actually here for six hours! lol And, of course, Bill Mack came over too. Needless to say, I am pretty exhausted. Perfect day for it all though. It rained all day long. The house was quite lively.