We woke about eight in the morning, were at work by nine.
Son Guy was doing our laundry, gathering our goods from the old place.
After writing a cheque for the phone bill, I began to call around: having our phone at the apartment put on hold; suspending our DISH account, trying to reestablish contact with Daughter Melinda. Just before noon, Paul from the Red Cross rang. He was somewhat more optimistic (I thought), and told me that we were to be moved for two days, tomorrow and Wednesday, to the Mission Inn, way out in the Excelsior, and beyond, along Mission Street. Then, he hoped a more permanent interim housing could be arranged. He was able to add some money to our debit card for the cab fare on the rather tedious drive South of Market.
In between, a case worker, Leslie, from Elder Services called; she would follow up a referral from Gloria by visiting me at the Mission Inn on Wednesday afternoon. I also left a message with Sunny Argullo at Supervisor Jane Kim's office. [She had been at the emergency center the first day, asking me to keep in touch.] In the late afternoon, Daughter Melinda returned my call, taking down my information, just as Guy returned with the mail from 540 Leavenworth Street, 104. I passed on his latest assessment.
In the evening, we began to clean up the place, shave, take showers, readying ourselves for the morrow. [The Mission Inn has mixed reviews on Yelp!] We continued to contemplate dust and grit at the old apartment.
Wayne the K. wrote inquiring more detail.
SIGN OF THE APOCALPSE: Both Guy and I are noticing a deterioration of our physical condition since the fire. His bronchitis is worse, and his mental cycles more marked. My eyes are increasingly bleary, my polyps blocking off both nostrils now, making it difficult to eat and breathe at the same time, shortness of breath in general, my capillary action erupting fresh blotches on both arms and hands, my urinary tract acting up, constipation.
Time to cast the runes!
A sign of the Apocalypse Extra:
Macresarf1 would write no more this day.
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