ECP a.k.a. ShamanicShift (ecp_writes) wrote,
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Shade and shadows fascinate on West Cold Spring Road

This tortoiseshell cat strolls among shady shadows to cool her furs and paws! (Photo by ECP, a.k.a. ShamanicShift and Shamanic-Shift on Flickr.com)While my best pals extend their gracious hospitality and we help and contribute during this extended visit, my colleague and companion the Tortoise Cat stroll the southwestern edge of Milwaukee daily. Across the street the suburb of Greenfield begins.

The humid heat has proved discouraging but we venture forth earlier and later and play in the shade. The relative quiet here soothes around the clock.

Unfortunately:

Loose ends have reached out from the abandoned California gig -- those folks don't relish hiring better in-home helpers anymore, despite many professionals' recommendations and their other relatives' urging.  Arranging deliveries of groceries and most other household and medical supplies is easily doable from here over the Net, however.

So, I will see how that goes.

My new gigs here (plus one ongoing editing job I kept but neglected) will prevent me from commuting to Madison (an hour and a half away) to render daily assistance after they return. Of course, the list of qualified, licensed helpers available for hire (or covered by insurance) is much longer and more easily accessed there (a home-turf advantage). But I agreed to fly out and escort them back in mid-October.

This is because the (nonrefundable nontransferable) ticket was purchased last April, and because they have agreed to pay all expenses including lost earnings from talking those days off over here.

Back to the blessings of our current circumstances:

Most of my stuff will stay in storage until it's convenient to retrieve a little and give away or sell the rest. Extreme simplification is my goal, and this summer's misadventure boosted my progress by a year at least. While I await approval for the apartment I want, our belongings fit in one box, and there is little I would add to our furnishings.

We stroll near dusk and dawn because the humid heat during midday discourages.
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