Trip along

One. Indivisible Group telecall and coffee. Two. Empty trunk of car. Three. Text Dog walker. Four. Set phone to blue tooth so I can listen to “Pod Save America” on the drive to the North Shore. Five. Stop and get future cab fare cash for my sister while praying we can grab her wily cat when the time comes. Six. Arrive in Salem, make sure I say enough of a hello before kicking into gear and fetching cat carrier from basement. Six (a). Crawl around looking under furniture for cat, hopefully with success, and then fill trunk with stuff for N’s new apartment. Seven. Drop my sister and her aide at new place. Eight. Take cat to vet for shots. Nine. Pick up my sister and her aide. Ten. Write pet escrow check for housing authority. Eleven. Drop check, proof of vaccinations, and form at housing authority. Twelve. Probably collapse momentarily at old Salem place before driving home (not likely to have to argue about whether to go to hardware store too because my sister tires way faster than I do). Thirteen. Drive home saying OM TARA TUTARE TURE SWAHA. Thirteen and on: Record expenses. Dog Joy. Food (his, mine). Sewing. Bath. TV.

Once again random capitalization suits. This time: Dog Joy.

13 thoughts on “Trip along

  1. RainSluice

    Tears of joy from me! OMG Dee… I’m sure you can and will get all these things done well. I can offer to you a [probably unneeded] HINT to look in furniture cavities for the cat. I was just visiting one of my sisters in FL. She has a gorgeous new kitten who disappeared into her foldout sofa. We were beside ourselves, thinking “Irma” had escaped out the door and gotten eaten by an alligator or a pelican or something. She finally emerged, hearing the squeak of her cat toy. Later we discovered her peaking out of her aforementioned hiding hole and we “ah ha, now we know”. Lotta hearts 2 U dear.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Hope Florida was nice. Can’t believe the cat is called Irma 🙂. We did NOT manage to get the cat out. Appt deferred. Wasn’t a great day for lots of reasons.

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  2. Tina Zaffiro

    Sounds like a Very busy day …. but we’ll all the effort it will take. A few years ago my sister passed at home … it was 3 days before they found her cat. She lived in a small efficiency. I couldn’t believe it. Gosh my sweet sister Caroline … I miss her.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      So sorry to hear about your sister. Cats are very clever that way, squeezing into tiny spaces and being self protective. I love that name, Caroline.

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  3. Michelle Skater

    I’m exhausted just reading. You pack the minutes like a fiend! BRAVO. PS you did post at my blog – twice, since your speed is so much swifter than mine, I was correcting errors when you blogged the second time. I’m slower than molasses and you are speedy like that road runner!

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    1. deemallon Post author

      My sister’s cat is truly a piece of work. She has the most amazing capacity to disappear!

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