My daughter left this morning, after her much extended visit home! I dropped her off at the airport around 10:15 a.m. There was a bit of a line at the curbside baggage check in, so she decided to go inside to check in and she said there was no line, inside! She was able to check in her big suitcase without any problem, she said. The TSA agent was very friendly, she said, and was curious in a friendly way about the jars of curry powder, etc. that she was taking back with her. She dislikes flying (gets nervous about being in the air), but, the flight itself was smooth, she said, and in any case, it is only one hour long. She had no trouble collecting her checked in luggage at the other end. She did have to wait a bit for her friend P to pick her up because there had been a road closure due to an accident, and that caused a delay, but, it was not a long wait. P had helped her carry her stuff up, including the 2 boxes he had taken up with him for her, earlier, which had been stored in P's garage. One of those boxes was full of jars of chutney!
She was pleasantly surprised to find that her apartment was in good state for not having been occupied for over a year! We had been worried that there might be mold growing in the toilet, etc., but, she said there was nothing in the toilet or in the dehumidifier reservoir, no musty smells, nothing spoiled in the fridge, etc. (although she had removed all perishables from the fridge before she left). She did open the window to air out the place a bit while she put away the frozen food I had sent up with her, and then, she went across the street to the dollar store to buy some groceries for the week. She said she bought some milk, some salad mixes and a bottle of salad dressing, some bananas and apples, potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots, and a couple of other items. Her total came to $35 and some cents she said. She didn't buy eggs, she said, because they were selling for $4.49/doz. and that's more than what I pay for eggs at the grocery store! She might go to another store, next weekend, to buy eggs and maybe bread.
Afterwards, she put away her groceries, unpacked some of the other stuff, washed all her bedding including the quilts and remade her bed. In the middle of all that, her supervisor called to ask for her help with a computer issue!
After I dropped her off at the airport, I came home and did some laundry, washing all the bedding on daughter's bed. I remade her bed and put some of the extra blankets and quilts back in the linen closet. Neighbor T called to ask if daughter left and how I was doing. Later, friend R called, too.
Later, daughter and I video chatted for a bit and it was just like old times! LOL. I think she's finding it a bit strange, being back in her apartment after such a long time. But, she'll get used to it and Dancer and I will get used to being on our own at this end.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight back
- Her friend gave her a ride from the airport to her apartment
- The apartment was in good condition after being closed up for over a year
- Neighbor S bringing me Easter dinner
- Modern technology
Today's joyful activity was video chatting with my daughter.
Plans for tomorrow include tidying up the house a bit and more laundry. I need to get back to actively decluttering, too, since I didn't do much decluttering these past few days.
How was your Easter Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?