August 15, 2018

It feels more like back to summer tonight on the back patio as the heat has returned. Last night had almost a feeling of early fall, as the temperatures dropped into the low 80s and today it only got up to 98. I know what you’re thinking, but around here that’s what we call early fall. Heck, the pool temperature dropped five degrees over the past couple of days, to a lovely and refreshing 88 degrees. Don’t think that will last too long, though… this iteration of the monsoon will die out after tomorrow and the next ten days will see a return to bright sunshine and temps around the 105-110 mark.

Me? I’ll be back in Massachusetts helping my dad move out of the apartment he and my mom shared for fifteen years and into some lovely senior living digs the next town over. It’s a big change for him – at 89 he’s also decided to turn in his car and give up driving. Which is probably best for everyone, including him. It’s not like he’s going to need a car anyways, the place he’s going provides practically everything he’ll need in terms of living arrangement – meals, laundry, trips to the supermarket, occasional road trips, and, most importantly, a social life with the other folks living there. I think my mom would be proud at the new arrangement and how he’s willingly accepted it as the next phase in his life. I know I’m proud of him.

But there’s a lot of work to do: he’s going from a two-bedroom apartment to a studio, and there’s a lot of stuff to get rid of and things to coordinate. There is the usual stuff involved whenever there’s a change of address, but also bank accounts to consolidate, and the usual coordination between movers, getting rid of stuff, and the moving out and moving in. I hope to be checking in from time to time while I’m back there.

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