Tonight, I will be moving back to my old house in Torrance, Ca, to live with the Lovely Miss Courtney. What was originally planned to be a three-month period here in Palos Verdes has turned into about 15 months, but it all ends today.
There will be a lot of changes to get used to once I move. Although sharing a house with my daughter will be pretty stinkin’ great, after over a year of living alone I’ll have to make some adjustments. I won’t go into all the details of what those adjustments are, but I’ll just say that one of them will involve the position of the toilet seat.
I’ll also have to remember to start locking my door at night. Sometimes I forget to do that up here in PV (that’s what us Palos Verdes people call “Palos Verdes”. As far as I know, there are no cool abbreviations for “Torrance”). So if you’ve been hoping for a chance to come into my house when I’m not there or when I’m asleep and rob me, you had your chance the past 15 months. Those days are over.
When I opened my door during the months of January – March, I occasionally saw whales. I don’t see much chance of that happening next January – March. And anytime during the year, I saw pelicans flying around. However, when I open my door in Torrance, I’ll see my neighbor’s house and possibly my neighbor, and he’s definitely not a whale, especially since his weight-loss program a few years ago.
I’ll save a lot of money in gas.
If I want to see the ocean, I’ll have to drive a few minutes down the street, instead of looking out my door. Now I realize that for my readers who don’t live in the L.A. area, you’re probably accusing me of whining at this moment. Because many of you, if you want to see the ocean, have to drive more than a few minutes. For some of you, the drive might involve several days. For that, I have two things to say… 1) that’s not my fault, and 2) it’s my blog and I can whine if I want to.
Anyway, living up here for the past 15 months has been an incredible experience and I’ll always be thankful for it. But living at home with my daughter will be even more incredible. So the next time you hear from this blog, it will be from our new headquarters in beautiful, suburban, houses-really-close-together, street-noise, whale-less and pelican-less Torrance, California.
**Note – technically, pelicans can be found in Torrance, but since my house is 3-4 miles from the beach, they’re not going to bother to come that far when I normally won’t be keeping fish lying around on the lawn.