Today I spent hours contemplating "library or beach?" - I now realize I can't get both into a Day Off when open library hours are so limited this year, n daylight is so short after I wake up.
I ended up doing neither after my errand run. It wasn't really hot enough to motovate me to jump in the water, n I had no pics or post ready to upload yet anyhow. This week I'm going to work at posting better.
Most days at this house, folks are scarce running in n out to work n do errands at different times. Apparently I'm out during most of the other folks home hours, which I noticed on my Days Off are late afternoon n early evening. Then the people space is crowded here, up to six other people in this part of the house. When everyone is around, getting in the bathroom is tough. If I get home from work late (Usually all summer),
I have to wait for two other folks to shower before they go to work about 4 n before 6am. If I wake up about noon, then I have to wait for another person's shower to get in there.
Turns out after spending so much time at the old house in the living-room, here I avoid it, because other folks are always watching tv I wouldn't, n nothing I want is in there.
|My new friend, Hector|
I spend alot of energy going back n forth from the kitchen to my room where all my non-perishable food n dishes are.
I'm not leaving my things out due to the few things I did place in common zones, quickly being contemplated by someone else, n re-located. When I only have minutes to get on the way to work, I can't afford to go on a dish-soap, sponge, or pot-holder hunt for instance... n I'm allergic to their soap- n won't use their things ever. Someone always has to mess with my things- Why can't they leave it alone?
So all my stuff, towels, shampoo, laundry soap all is still stuffed into my room here, n carried out for each use.
I've been getting in some garden time, but due to the owner's hospital trips this summer, all her plants need watering, are over-run with weeds, n were neglected to be picked. Now she has no energy to spend on it, so I've been doing some of it- n getting a few beans, summer squash, cukes, n plum tomatoes before they are all wasted. I'd have done more earlier to better keep up had I known she wasn't going to do it. I really don't have time for it all now.
I've been reading Dan Brown's 736 page thriller, "Deception point" n made it to page 501 today. One of the freebees found on the Post Office "take or leave a book" shelf, n a really fun one so far, about a presidential campaign n an arctic meteorite discovery, containing alot of science n covert ops happenings twisting the plot about. I was pretty impressed with Mr. Brown's "The Threat" awhile back, because I'm not big on politics reading at all, but he's good at making you think about aspects you hadn't known existed, like what goes thru the mind of the guy with "The Button" briefcase following the President everywhere he goes.
Tonight I was alone at the house for the first time on a Day Off for about an hour! I stopped reading, shut off the big tv always left running, used the bathroom, made food, n played with the now larger kittens. It was a luxury...
Also now I think having kitchen things easy to reach in the kitchen, n bathroom things in the bathroom is a luxury too- Folks in your own home: Consider yourselves lucky!
Sorry I was MIA last week-
Next week I'll have alot more time, hopefully.