I just ran by to see mom and she's basically status quo. Driving away, I was reminded of an article I read in today's paper regarding a group assisted living home that's located in a neighborhood in Casa Linda. The neighbors don't like it because it's 1) a business located in a residential area, and it causes traffic, and noise. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around these issues. Eight people live in the home--the same as some large families. Where should a group home be located? In a shopping center? It's a home, isn't it? So wouldn't it fit best in a neighborhood, with other homes? And the people living there..aren't they a sort of family since they all live together in the same place? No, they aren't related but why is that a problem?
The parking park I get. A few extra cars on a neighborhood street can get congested and I'm betting they are working on a solution--like buying an adjoining lot and using it for parking. I've seen a lot worse things done with adjoining lots in neighborhoods. Now, lastly, the noise. What noise? Are these elderly folks throwing late night keggars or blasting loud swing music into the wee hours? I don't think so and there have been no complaints received. I think the neighbors themselves are probably elderly, cranky, and don't do change--any kind of change. It seems like they'd welcome an AL home in their 'hood since some of them may need it sooner rather than later. And to be able to stay close by, on their same block? What a gift.
On another topic, I am sad to report that my secret man-crush has been cut by the Colts. Yes, I knew it was coming and so did he, but I still don't like it. Payton Manning is da' man when it comes to football and I'm thinking his super- tight football pants wearing days are most likely over. He'll become an announcer like all the rest, so maybe we'll still get to see him occasionally and hear his wit. Rats on that. He cleans up nice, though, doesn't he?