I have returned.
The lease has been signed, monies have been paid, I am once again officially domiciled in Bagdad by the Bay.
In some respects I’ve come full circle. In February, 1974, the first apartment I had with Daryl was two streets over at 14th and Guerrero. Still just B from the block.
The Safeway by the Mint is my local market once more. I used to visit it often with my booklets of food stamps. Someone told me they now consider themselves the equal of Whole Foods. As if. I intend to avoid it like the plague.
As work begins to establish an imprimatur on the new crib, all I can say is: one more time.
Judy knows how to handle these moments best…….