Thank you to all for your thoughts and sympathy. I arrived today in New York City and the funeral is tomorrow. I will update more when I have more to say.
My mother is dusting every corner of the apartment at the moment. In fact, just twenty minutes ago, we were heading to the kitchen when she stopped in her tracks and yelled, “Ugh! I see more dust!” Naturally, since I ignore dust, I had no idea what she was talking about, but of course she whipped out a rag and a bottle of Fantastik and has been cruising around the place looking for the pervasive stuff ever since.
She’s paranoid because we’re having people over tomorrow after the service. I highly doubt they’ll notice the dust behind her bureau, but that hasn’t stopped her from wiping it off.
Must go. My mother just offered me some watermelon and I must take her up on the offer.