That sound you hear is my palpable relief. It's all done.
Clearing out grandmother's apartment.
Getting her on Medicaid.
Setting her up with hospice support.
Visiting grandmother four times (yesterday, rather more confused than the previous times, but that's par for the course now... good days and bad days.
Spending time with family.
Shopping, shopping and more shopping.
Fixing mother's old computer so it's almost like new.
Putting things in storage.
Packing and repacking to avoid an overweight suitcase (not easy to do when you're toting 3 tubs of peanut butter and a large bottle of mouthwash plus a new winter jacket and 5 new pairs of boots/shoes.
Now, I am going to put on my makeup, load the luggage in the car, and go spend an hour or two at my sister's place before heading for the airport.
I can't wait to get back to Paris! I have people I love here, and the early fall weather has been fantastic (and I love seeing pumpkins and halloween decorations everywhere already), but I am so "done" with New Jersey right now. This week has reminded me why I need to live elsewhere and only come back for short visits.
See you on the other side (of the Atlantic!)