Can we get a nice 'hello' for Sunday morning? Unlike many of you, I did not sleep in, though the dogs are still lazing away. When I walked into the bedroom to pull open the drapes, I got one of their 'it's 6 AM on Sunday morning, why are you up so early' looks.
My neighbor's 2 children and their families were here yesterday to help her pack up and clear things out, at least that's what I thought they were going to be doing. I stayed out of their way. I avoid intruding into the personal issues of others. Dirty Dawg showed up to give her an estimate for emptying the house. She's going to throw everything she doesn't want away. Dirty Dawg is expensive, I used them to clean out my mom's things from the senior living facility. In the end, they packed up the belongings she wants to keep and drove off. Her plan is to sell the house as soon as possible, which means dirt cheap, and move into an assisted living facility near her daughter. However, there are problems with the house. Nothing was done in the form of upkeep. Whereas I have a full basement, she has a partial basement, with half of it being no more than a crawl space, and both basements get water. The future will be interesting.
My neighbor across the street did give me some good news yesterday regarding my elephant ear plant. She grows them, too, though she keeps her in pots on the side of her patio. She told me to just chop off the top in the fall. They winter well in Central PA. That's what she does, and her pots stay outside year-round.