Post by islander
I hope you and your son had a great trip!
Thank you. Rook is still here, praise Jesus, since
right now he's cleaning out my bathtub. I arrived
home to a mini-catastrophe. My cat was yowling
though, as Rook also noticed and commented on.
My cat has only been yowling as he's approaching
my room, as Rook also commented on. The cat
is not in pain, he's just acting out over my being
gone for ten days, though the girls downstairs were
coming up to keep him fed and watered. He
threw up in one place in the hall, and after I
cleaned that up, I also noticed he'd thrown up a
couple of times on the bedroom carpet, so I took
that into the shower and washed it down heavily,
though it still needs more. I closed the door to
Rook's bedroom, but I made so much noise,
showering off that huge carpet, that I was sure
I must have awakened Rook. I intended to let
the carpet drain off a bit so it wouldn't be so
heavy, then ask Rook to help me move it onto
the back porch railing to dry off a bit, but I found
when I got up again that Rook had already done
that by himself, with the same thought as I'd had
about cleaning it off better later, which we'll do.
At the moment though, Rook is cleaning out my
shower tub, as I'd planned on doing. He also
said he's going to replace the shower curtain
that he'd installed years ago to make the my
pre-1906 (as I'd guess) bathtub into a shower
stall. That replacement does need doing though
I wasn't going to ask him, but he'd thought of it
himself and already made plans to do it. (I'd
never have been able to do that myself though)
I sure am lucky to have him around, and so
industrious - far more industrious than myself,
as well as far more competent, to be sure.
He mentioned you, and I told him you weren't
an "Islander" anymore since you and your wife
had completed your move to the mainland and
rewarded yourselves with a little cruise.
My nephew is 23 now, with a girlfriend.
They're probably going to get a flat and
move in together, as my sister and others in
her circle have commented on. When my
nephew and his girlfriend weren't there later,
I mentioned to my sister and her coterie that
they'd been practically having sex right in
front of us. That's an exaggeration of course,
but the sexual attraction between them was
too blatant for anybody to miss it. He is
awfully cute, and his girlfriend is too, though
I'm not as good a judge of female as of male
beauty myself. My nephew confirmed the
moving-in-together conjecture when I
brought it up later, when just he and I were
together, and said he was hoping it would
happen within the next month or two.
My niece was up there visiting, with her
hubby and their baby son: I'm a grand-uncle
now! They live on the Florida panhandle.
Time marches on.
Hope all is well with you, and with all the
other old geezers in soc.retirement, even
As I mentioned to my son, I am pretty
tired by now at all the fuss in soc.retirement
about Trump in the White House. Much
like rabies, that isn't going to go away