I had two things on my docket for today: A trip to NYC with Lili to drop off her payment to her plastic surgeon, and a dinner with Patty in Westchester. And even with my schedule as it was, it was nice that both events went off without a hitch.
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In order to get Lili in and out of the city at a reasonable time, I had to get myself moving by 9. And I did. Both of us were running late, so we met at Panera at 11, had a quick lunch, and were on the road to NYC before 11:30. Considering that it was the middle of the day when we reached NYC, I was pleasantly surprised that we made it to the surgeon's office before 1:00 pm. In less than 30 minutes we were out of the office and we decided to visit the museum on some other day.
On the way to Westchester, we started to discuss plans we need to make for her daytime surgery drop off and next day pick up in November. She wouldn't be able to drive, so it looks like I'll be parking my car across the street (at an expensive lot) twice in two days. And then we started talking about movies to see. We decided on seeing "The Foreigner" with Jackie Chan. Although he is looking old, he can still make an interesting action film. And with a good plot, with good performances from both Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, I think that most people will enjoy seeing this film.
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Leaving the theater, Lili got stuck in a traffic jam on the way to drop me off at my car. This didn't cause me to be delayed much. But I knew that I only had 20 minutes I could spend at my place before driving down to see Patty in Yonkers.
I made it to the restaurant at the same time as Patty, and we talked until the restaurant was about to close. It was good to catch up on what's going on in Patty's life as well as her family's lives. She told me about her Brother in Law's medical issues with a broken arm and injured legs, her sister's saga with a flesh eating bacteria, and other medical issues affecting her family. In the process of talking about her sister, she described a situation that reminds me of my two quarrelsome neighbors in the next building. We both agreed - some people create trouble for themselves, while others encounter trouble randomly. Luckily, both of us are (for the moment) observers to others' misery.
All too soon, it was time for us to leave. Hopefully, we'll get together before the year end holidays.