Some thunder and lightning would be a treat here. Been low lying fog for days now. Ten cars plowed into each other near here because there was a fender bender in the fog and other cars smashed into them. One serious injury with victim removed by helicopter. An ambulance would probably get lost or run into someone else. I miss the booming storms of Missouri.
The breakfast at IHOP was nice. Ted, Milt, and I went and Alicia, the activity director, came along. She was charming and fun and nothing went wrong. She used to be a waitress at IHOP for years, and at Dennys. Days like today make me glad she is activity director and make up for all the December screw ups. Two evenings a week she reads to us out of The Girl with the Pearl Earring.
So I am fed, medicated, and content. Had biscuits and gravy. Milt had some coupons and Ted took my check and a coupon and paid only 19 cents for my breakfast. I told him I would give him a quarter and he should keep the change. I left the tip for everyone so whole morning cost me a mere $8.00. We all got by for very little.
Our next outing is to Barnes and Noble book store for browsing and then for lunch and Round Table Pizza. That will be nice. The ladies have a breakfast out next week... maybe they will invite the gents. We invited the ladies, but none signed up.
Dorothy the hug lady whom I wrote about in my journal has moved out to live with daughter in Oregon.
Louis and Peggy have been sweethearts here for years. They met here when she moved in years ago. After years of close companionship Peggy had to move out of the old folks home and in with her family in a nearby community. Many tears on both their parts, and Peggy finally accepted Louis proposal. They would be married here in the parlor much like Milt and Eva had.
Louis moved to a larger apartment to be ready. Then Louis' and Peggy's families intervened. Somehow, with an attorney, they convinced the couple to cancel the wedding plans. Now tears flowed anew. Louis wanted to move back to the apartment he has had for more than eight years, but was told that it had been rented to someone new already. Now he has lost his apartment, has to pay more for larger apartment he does not want, lost his lady friend, and is farther away from the dining room and the center of activity.
It is tough to get old.