A New Life! Retirement at its Best 2020-16

Easter 2020

Easter Sunday came and went quietly. We each found a pink Easter egg in our breakfast box and during the afternoon one of the staff came by with an Easter card and little jelly bean eggs. No chocolate eggs this year! Oh, how I love the Cadbury chocolate eggs with soft filling! And the Cadbury chocolate bars with all kinds of nuts! I have not had anything like that in years!

We watched the Easter church service on our iPad and were delighted with a beautiful solo sung by our daughter-in-law, Minister of Music of our church. It takes a lot of work to put something like that on line, but the advantage is that the family had the weekend off and we could watch at any time during the day. At night we Zoomed with all family members. It’s a new thing, and we have 40 minutes of free talking and laughing together and sharing news.

We spent the morning of the second day of Easter making phone calls, to family and friends in the Netherlands, and to a good friend in Boston for her birthday. Each call lasted about an hour and we laughed a lot. Walks around our beautiful property filled the rest of the day, and at night we watched The Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford, a delightful movie.

Tuesday was cleanup and laundry day, and here we are and it’s Wednesday already! The manager, in an email, notified us that he is limiting the cleaning service in the apartments to only emergency cleaning in an effort to have even less outside contact with the residents. Last week, without asking, we were “put back on the schedule” of the general cleaning service and four cleaning girls came and cleaned the shower and the toilets and mopped the kitchen floor. That was a pleasant surprise. But now all cleaning except emergency cleaning has been stopped abruptly. What would emergency cleaning entail, I wonder? Blood or overflowing toilets? Hm. Thank goodness we have none of that. I will gladly go back to cleaning the necessities. I did it once, I can do it again. But the one thing I am looking forward to is that our own cleaning lady is allowed back in. That will be extra hard working for her and worth celebrating for us!

It’s a Wonderful Life!

Until next time,










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