If we were still living in our camper we’d be very busy packing up getting ready to head South. There was always a bit of excitement preceding the travels. Instead, we are trying to figure out how it’s possible that on this date two years ago we had College Hunks help us move all our possessions into this apartment. I think there is some truth to that idea that time seems to pass more quickly the older one gets.
I still miss the camping life somewhat. Mostly it’s the people I miss. Camping folks are, for the most part, very friendly, welcoming, and like to chat. And folks we live amongst in this apartment complex are pretty much the opposite. I’ve written about this before, I know.
I think there are 154 apartments here. Dave and I came up with about 4 people who actually say hello to us – and we don’t know their names, with the exception of one person. For the most part, we just know them because of their friendly dogs… we DO know some of the dogs names though! 😊
It’s almost eerie how people move in and out of here but we hardly ever see the moves in progress. I check the website every once in a while to see which apartments are coming up as available, just to see if we’ll have new neighbors. We ran into one of our new next door neighbors in the hallway recently and I said, “Welcome to the neighborhood. I’m Kathi and this is my husband, Dave.” The guy quickly said hi and went on his merry way – no idea what the heck his name is.
We did happen to meet a couple of folks while we were grilling recently – they were talking to another resident and I mentioned how nice it was to see that some people actually do have conversations with their neighbors. They asked if we were new here and were shocked to learn we’ve lived here for almost 2 years. They laughed and just said, “Yeah, there are some pretty pretentious people living here.” We haven’t seen them again! LOL
But life is still good. We enjoy weekends at Paul’s house, game times with Laura (and sometimes Emma and/or Matt), watching some of Emma’s basketball games. We have friends here we gather with at times. COVID, assorted medical issues amongst us all, etc. have made those gatherings few and far between. But I think we’ve all been vaccinated/boosted and most of those health issues have been taken care of for now, so hopeful we can get together more often.
And, truth be told, Dave and I are really quite okay spending most days just us. We enjoy each other’s company. We enjoy playing games – Mexican Train, Gin, Backgammon, Phase 10, SkipBo, etc. We enjoy reading, short walks, and sightseeing drives. We are really quite content. Good thing since we’ll celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary on October 24th! Here’s to the next however many years the Universe decides to bless us with 🥂