Sunday we went to an open house at the Elliott Community. We have been on a waiting list for a condominium to come available for close to four years now. We were told at the time it would be a two to three year wait. We are currently number 30something or other. I wonder if we'll ever get there. When we first went on the list there was no restriction against having pets, there is now. Not an issue for us as we don't have pets. There is also a restriction against smoking in the building including the individual units. Again, not an issue for us. But I wonder how many more restrictions will crop up over time? It was a steamy day on Sunday with temps around 32F feeling more like 40 with the humidity. I kind of thought not many would show up because of the heat (old folks and all you know) so we went because we didn't want staff to go to all the trouble of setting up the goodies and the pamphlets and having tour guides on hand for nothing. The place was jammed with oldies fanning themselves with the pamphlets. They were telling the newbies it would be at least a six year wait for a unit. I wonder how many of those decrepit old souls will still be alive in six years but it didn't seem to deter them one bit.
I gazed around the room while waiting. Everyone dressed to the nines and rigged out with their pearl necklaces and ties. We were the only ones in bluejeans and T shirts. I wonder how we will fit in if we ever to get a unit.