Today would be Mike’s 72nd birthday and I spent time talking with both of my sons, remembering him through pictures and they led to sparking other memories, and then I toasted his birthday with a couple of Old Fashioneds in the evening. This photo was taken about a month and a half before he passed away. He sure looks like a healthy guy in this photo.
This has been a week of long walks, little projects, a bit of shopping, and hanging around. There is a slight feeling of fall in the air with daytime temperatures in the mid-70s and nights dropping into the 50s (great for sleeping).
I spent a lot of time on Monday and Tuesday trying to get approval from Progressive Insurance to get my windshield replaced. I found it to be a ridiculous experience, since Arizona auto insurers allow up to 3 windshield replacements a year because of dust damage, no questions asked. I had to prove that there was at least one chip that might spread but the other chips and dings didn’t seem to matter, although they were blinding as I drove into the sun. I finally got the ok and have an appointment setup for tomorrow.
I have finally gotten approval on the apartment and will go there to sign papers next Wednesday. I also learned that I cannot move in any earlier than October 1, so I will make arrangements accordingly. I already have a truck reserved and movers arranged for that day.