Our garden plot is 30-inches square.
Planted a geranium there that we over-wintered for four years at our former home.
This oldtimer looks a bit lonesome, which means that we need to schedule a buying trek to the Johnson nursery north of Coburg.
Lou and I will fill our new garden with flowers because we get more veggies than we can eat as new residents of Terpening Terrace, a retirement home in north Eugene.
We’re perched in a two-bedroom apartment on the third floor were we can watch sunsets. One bedroom serves as an office, and we watch TV there.
Sold our home of 40 years during April and are adjusting to a schedule regulated largely by when to show up for meals. Yummie meals. Fortunately, I don’t have to prepare them. I do, however, miss eating grapefruit each morning. Grapefruit is off limits in senior living establishments. Doesn’t mix with some medications.
Everyone has a story to share. I have to take care, however, because I often embellish mine. It’s also a challenge to remember the first and last names of more than a hundred occupants. Last names are especially important when it comes to Betty because we have five of them in our village.
I became excited when I learned that volleyball is one of the most popular activities at Terpening. I asked where the court was located. Learned that it was in the activity room, which is smaller than a regulation volleyball court. Turns out, competitors sit in chairs and flip a beach ball back and forth across a net.
You can while away the time in the puzzle room, one where you create pretty pictures one piece at a time. Or you can play card games, including one called manipulation, which most of us have been playing in a different form during a lifetime. Better yet, join the bingo bunch. At least they serve popcorn while calling the numbers.
The two libraries here feature enough reading to keep me occupied for at least two dozen years. The odds are slim, however, that an 89-year-old will accomplish such an objective.
In any event I expect to live a well-rounded life, including regular attendance at mealtime, joining the beach ball bunch, learning to play manipulation and tending our garden plot.