Anyway, we’ve come up with a plan. Speaking of Dark Days, Casa de Rental is just too damned dark, and that’s been part of the problem. We didn’t even connect it but last night Jenny had an epiphany. It’s been too dark even to crochet, and it’s bad enough she doesn’t have the dogs. She needs to crochet — it’s part of her creative process, part of the way she relaxes. It’s a zen-like thing. So step one is to move lighting around here, go to the cottage and find lighting to bring over, and if necessary, buy some new cheap lights.
Second problem, no tv. All the tv’s here are small and analog. Lani talked Jenny out of buying a tv at Walmart, since she has a couple at home, and I do realize my job is to control help avoid impulse shopping, but man, she needs a decent tv. Basically all we’ve got here is HGTV. Yes, we get spoiled with tv and digital but in fact Jenny gave up cable and satellite and went to streaming and has been completely happy with it. And I’m the wrong person to tell people not to buy electronics — I find them necessary.
And she’s been in a lot of pain, and she needs to check out the bed and see what in the world it’s made up. A cheap memory foam mattress topper might make all the difference.
So we have a plan to make this place habitable. Don’t curse the dark, light even one candle (a little too apt in Jenny’s case). But we’ll get this thing working. And maybe Mona will come to stay (she’s the most independent — the others are more pack animals and less house-trained).
As for me, I’ve been waffling between Richie coming down on Friday and us going home on Sunday, or Richie coming down on Tuesday or Wednesday and going to my cousin’s for Thanksgiving. The problem with that is the hideous traffic and I’ve been away too long.
I’ll figure that out. In the meantime, we’re got a plan for the day (after I do my words) and we’ll get this show on the road, as my parents used to say.