- Sunny day = hat AND sunglasses required
- 2 barking, gyrating dogs = leashes AND poop bags
- Cold weather (for San Diego) = jacket or sweatshirt
- Outside = shoes
I had to ask Frank the Fighter Pilot next door if I could climb over his wall to let myself in my own back door. He keeps barstools on his patio (!), so it wasn't too tough a climb. But the patio door was locked, so I had to lift my own weight over the cinder block wall into my grass backyard to go in the impossible-to-lock doggie-door to let the dogs in the apartment. I'm pretty impressed that I managed it with only a Home Depot bucket to stand on - max height maybe 15 inches. The cinder block wall is 6 feet high - I know this because I measured it for the grid.
Would a true gentleman have offered to climb over the wall himself and spared me the possibly ankle-spraining effort?
Should I sew a spare key pocket into the crown of my sun hat? Or maybe duct tape one to the casing of the dogs' retractable leashes. That would make a total of 5 spare keys to the apartment in and around San Diego: Lisa's house, Jennifer's house, the glove compartment of my car, and the keychain with the mailbox key. I don't think Alzheimer's patients have that many spare keys to their homes hidden in case of forgetfulness.
I'm ready to get my brain back.