Friday, September 18, 2015

quiltus interruptus

yes folks, time again for the so far unproductive, superfast trip to interview for housing, yes, in maryland...took the midnight train (9:30 really), which should be renamed the back buster...but i digress....akin to being on a roller coaster in the dark that stops and starts several times.  arrived bleary-eyed and exhausted; picked up rental that was upgraded from subcompact to jeep latitude with nice, roomy, reclining seats perfect for occasional naps and the size of a small yacht....a pleasant surprise!   after the required but alarmingly brief 15-minute housing interview, more napping in the jeep and return car, wait for 10:40 train that turned out to be 11:05 train and another excitement filled trip to new england, then another bus ride (another nap) and finally back to square one...literally.  i took my sewing (no loud guffaws, please) and the ipod (perfect), drove thru chick-fil-a twice,  a change of clothing (wise indeed) and little else.  again promised  am "near the top", which must be a euphemism for "haven't a clue" or "don't hold your breath," or "sometime this decade" providing, of course, i am the proper "fit" (? huh) for senior housing community, meaning around age 70 (me 66) and with a keen interest in dominoes!  not looking for a life partner here, people...just an apartment near my daughter and SIL....crikey!   seriously, it is a lovely place and the people seem nice--how can one be sure in 15 minutes?  the location is nice also, near lots of retail and community resources; spit polish neat and most of all, my own apartment....(pause for drool and near heart seizure)....if only the beckoning call comes, for which i am definitely NOT holding my breath.  six months ago was #3 on the list for another location and still no call.  my income has been downgraded by social security, thanks to working too much last year, so essentially poorer than ever.  have described my desires and hopes and the direness of my current situation, perhaps too overzealously, that seems to fall on deaf ears.  am wondering now if perhaps they are oh-so silently skipping over my name, which would be illegal, so probably not.  at least i hope not.....stay tuned for more adventures of grace's housing pursuit...now back to the regularly scheduled quilty posts!

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  1. It really could be a soap opera, Grace. Can't believe all you have been through to try and get affordable housing near your daughter. Continuing to keep you "near the top" in my prayers! : )

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    1. yeah this was a grueling trip physically....but blessedly short!

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  2. Got all my fingers and toes crossed for you Grace.

    Megan
    Sydney, Australia

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  3. Eeek! They won't even tell you what number you are on the list?? OMG, that's so maddening! Prayers that several Maryland residents quickly meet their maker and move you up the list. In the meantime, you had great weather for the trip.

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    2. they were at least nice about not telling....others have been downright rude...

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  4. Prayers continue that you will soon be called down to settle into your new home.

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    1. me too...good news is there is at least one quilter in the building with more machines than me...LOL

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  5. I'm hoping you're at the top of the list and will be moving soon. I can only imagine how frustrating it can be.

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