Healing is progressing very well. Robin is now at Renee’s apartment. She still has the drains, but they will probably be removed on Thursday when she goes to her doctor appointments. She’s been out walking, enjoying the wonderful January in New York weather. I’ve been going from the west side to the east side with some foraging in between: today was Dean & Delucca for a special yogurt and a walnut bread. It’s amazing, there are two places in NYC to get walnut bread.
The building where I am staying has elevator men, giving me something new to think about as I come and go. I recall stories about elevator men, the most recent being about the man who lived alone and had no family who, on Christmas day, worked on the sympathies of all the building occupants and wound up with several Christmas dinners, lots of drinks, presents and toys for his fantasy children, most of which he gave to one of the neighbors where he lived. I don’t know what happens here, where there is a profusion of elevator and doormen, but it’s fun to think about.
Steve and Renee will both leave on Wednesday and I will move to the east side for the remainder of our stay. I don’t expect Robin will need much help, but I won’t leave her alone. She is anticipating problems getting back to Pittsburgh because she has so much stuff. I think it will be all right. We can get help and this old lady is still fairly strong, at least enough to briefly lift even heavy bags.
Thanks again for all the good wishes. They make us feel much loved.