Its been a while since I've been to the Dollar Store. Now thats my kind of math.... I don't have to use a calculator, I just have to count how much stuff I have. Now I can do that kind of math. Usually. But its very easy to end up with way too many bags to carry out to the car. Doncha jus luv it!
I finally remembered to get a squirt bottle.... one to squirt water on the acrylics or watercolors. I use to have two of them around, but after the grandkids left the last time I couldn't find them. I had put them somewhere out of reach because everything was getting too wet. Know what I mean? And now that I've gotten another one, the others should be showing up soon.
I did forget to get bleach, though. Sigh. Oh well, thats the way it goes.
Boy was I drooling over the colorful foliage! Its just perfect right now... all colorful but not wilting yet. I set my camera out to take with me and it was still sitting there when I got back.
Neighbors. If you've followed my blog for any length of time you know we've had problems with drug activity. A lot of it. After the last eviction there remained only one person who is/was clearly still involved with the stuff. It is the sometime-boyfriend of a young woman who lives upstairs. I think he's just a sometimes-dealer, too. Traffic to the apartment would be sporadic. He must not be very successful at it, but that's not a surprise to me. I don't think he's very successful at anything except not working.
The young woman had his child a couple of months ago. It looks like she might be moving today. Her and her boyfriend was carrying a TV out. At the first landing on the stairs, she took the TV from him and carried it down the stairs by herself. He just stood there trying to look like he was distracted by something. She's the one I see carrying the grocery bags (along with the baby) up the stairs. She's the one I see carrying the basket of clothes to the laundry room. She's the one I see carrying the garbage out to the cans. All I have ever seen him do is run his mouth and hold his pants up so they don't fall off. Perhaps he never had anyone to teach him what it means to be a man. The nation doesn't seem to have enough of those kind of teachers and the impact of it is really beginning to show.
I hope the young woman is moving to a better place. I've seen her grandmother come around a lot since the baby arrived. Perhaps she's moving in with her.... someone to help her... some place to help her let this do-nothing young man go on about his way.
I hope her move is one of her choice. If she was given notice I'm sure I would be the one blamed, although I haven't said anything to anyone. I wish her well.