Baby, it’s cold outside

Let me tell you, it’s still cold outside and, while going down the mall hallway, it’s cold inside too.  I was passing one of the maintenance men, by the activities office, as he was working on one of the wall radiators.  I asked if the heat was off and he told me it needed bleeding.  I went on about my business and he went about his.  Later that evening, as my wife, my sister-in-law and I were going to dinner, I could feel the coolness radiating through the window making the mall hallway cold.  It was not cool, it was cold.  I put my hand on the radiator and I could barely feel heat coming out of the vents.  I believe it was too cold outside.  I believe it was around eleven degrees.

Imperial Plaza has great food and greater prices.  The Magnolia Room is like a restaurant and Andrea, one of the managers, is one of the greatest people at Imperial Plaza.  She knows everyone by name and she goes out of her way to assist everyone.  I have never heard anyone say anything bad about Andrea.  All the people at Imperial Plaza are great but Andrea, in Food Service, and Ron, in Activities, seems to be above great.

I am getting spoiled with all the great food and prices in The Magnolia Room.  Next door is the cafeteria and it’s the same there.  Great food, great people and great prices.  In fact, when I go to either place, I leave food on my plate and I’ve never done that before.  You’ll never leave either place hungry or wishing for a larger portion.  Then you have deserts that should be advertised as for two.

I haven’t been to the gym this week.  I’ve been too busy plus I had a doctor’s appointment but my body feels the layoff.  I have no excuse for not going to the gym except I am lazy.  However, the gym is a tad too warm although I love warmth.  Then I think of the older users that need the heat and can’t deal with coolness.

This brings me back to the cold hallways.  How did the older residents, at Imperial Plaza, tolerate the change in temperature?  Now that I think about it, I should have spent a lot of time in the gym.  The change of temperature would have been ideal.  In fact, I probably would have had the gym to myself.  Oh well, that is a lost opportunity.

This sheet is almost finished (I only get five hundred words) and I would like your input.  What should I write about?  How deep do you want it to go?  Facts or just what my mind perceives?  You tell me and, if I can, it will be done.  Yes, I love my new retirement home, here at Imperial Plaza, and want to share what this life is like.  As you can see, mine is very busy and I hope it will stay that way.

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