My new tenants arrive tomorrow. Since the first of Feb is Monday, I'm letting the new kids move in early, so today Ms M and I cleaned the house she's lived in for the past five years. It was the hardest physical work I've done in ages. We moved furniture (the house is mostly furnished) cleaned almost all the blinds (that took a long time and is a tedious job). We washed windows, cleaned floors, scrubbed the bathroom and all the hard stuff in the kitchen. My hands are like sandpaper and my back aches but I'm glad the house is ready for the new kids.
The new kids are both writers. She's getting her PhD in creative writing and is a poet. He's a playwright and will get an MFA. They met in Americorps. How adorable is that? They both have jobs in different parts of Social Services network. They love our handsome President and don't give me a blank stare when I talk politics. That's pretty damn adorable. Can you tell? I like the new kids. They have two dogs, one small (pug mix) one medium (an Ossie mix) whose names are Olive and BeaBea. Isn't that sweet?
So tomorrow at noon begins a new chapter in the life of this property; my big house gets a new family. And Roscoe gets dropped off Sunday when his mama goes to work. We're working out the details of an adoption to make both their lives easier. Even that's adorable.