I am in the Best Western in Healdsburg.  The drive from Carmel to Santa Rosa was great, the shortest ever for that trip.  Elvon is now in a very nice rehab place for a month or so, and then he will move to Memory Care on our campus.   I move back into our apartment on Monday.  Can’t wait. 

 Things are really looking up.  There’s a lovely little shop on Healdsburg Ave. that has been taking donations and giving free clothing to fire refugees.  I got two outfits, that are really spiffy, including a pair of Amalfi shoes.  Then I went to the “free Store” near the Post Office and got some outfits for Elvon.  Since they are going to cut the left leg open, you wouldn’t want his slacks to be expensive.  Free is a great price.  I also got him a great cotton sweater, one we would have called a “Dale Sheldon Special”, only it is in his colors.  He loves it.  I love that he is interested enough to love it.  He is getting both Physical and Occupational Therapy and I have been reassured that he is getting the first available place at The Terraces, our Memory Care. 

 Last night Pat, Mike and I had dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen, my favorite restaurant in Healdsburg.  They have a wonderful local’s special.  Three beautiful courses for $27.  Best of all, there’s no corkage, if the wine you bring is grown and made in Sonoma.  If you are close to here, come up and have dinner before Thanksgiving.  It’s a great bargain.  If you want to come tomorrow night, I’ll join you.  Sunday night, I’ll be dining in Napa.  Anyone want to join me?