Here we are, after Guido’s cataract surgery back on Tuesday. The second eye was a bit worse because the pupil had become smaller. and there is a veil now covering that eye. According to the surgeon, it will eventually go away as the pupil returns to its normal size … we hope! Other than that, he is doing fine. He had to get one of those glasses they sell at the drugstore for reading. It will be great for him to be able to see from afar!!!
Friends have been kind, and we welcome the messages, calls, and cards (although there were fewer this time). But those were even more appreciated!!!
I am starting a different subject. I state it because I notice that when I do it without warning, many do not seem to realize there is something else and don’t pay any attention. Yes, there is more!
The house in San Rafael does NOT need an elevator, as some have recommended… (yes)… If you look at the entrance (again), you’ll see that it is flush with the street level. This is the entrance to the top two floors, where we shall dwell. Valerie has the lower one, but you can only see it from the back, as the house is on a slope, as most in that area. Then, even below that, is the studio apartment. Therefore, we are not reckless or foolish for having bought it (as was intimated by couple of people out there…) Where we are now there are three sets of steps, and they do not trouble us when we go up and down several times a day, even though I am not well enough to do it even more! On the contrary, they provide some needed exercise as we go up and down with no problem. Thanks for the recommendation, but we are not planning on getting an airlift, please. At least, not yet!
Take another look at the front:
144 Bungalow Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
And look again:
Back of the house– our unit consists of the two top floors; Valeria and Creg have the lower one, and the lowest is the studio. The garage is on the right, with a lower floor for storage.
Rosana has already left, and we are once again all by ourselves. I don’t mind now, as I know it will soon be over. Both Rosana and Valeria are “old timers” in the Bay area. They have lived there for about 28 years, and are very well informed about everything. In addition, Valeria took a course and she is a volunteer through it – NERT – neighborhood emergency response team. She knows exactly what to do in the event of an earthquake! Valeria and Creg have many friends and like to have them over. We’ll be surrounded by young people! I know most of them through Facebook, so they will not be strangers. She will be coming back here when we are ready to move in order to help us. And it IS getting closer – I started this message 20 minutes ago, and it is now later, and soon it will be tomorrow, and then it is April……