I just had a scare -- an aide came in my room and started fiddling with the empty bed and said, "I'm sorry." And I thought she meant, "I'm sorry you're getting a roommate." So I said, "What are you sorry about?:" and she said "barging in on you" and I said "no problem!"
Today was probably my best day in the institution. Slept alone, woke up alone, ate breakfast, took a shower, worked on a crossword, ate lunch (and it was one of the only edible meals: Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Then I did some work-work. Then Phil came with some contraband, and we went outside for a while. Then he left and my sister, brother in law and kids arrived and we had a nice long visit. They left, I had dinner and now here I am. A nice restful day.
Karen is coming tomorrow and I hope to have a repeat of today. I can't tell you how nice it is to have a room to myself. It was nice with my visitors that we had the whole room.