I found a penny on the way to work on the street and a penny on the way home. Both are good signs. I came home to my house guest leaving. He has not yet packed his things. Advice from so many of my friends says that we need to sit down and I need to give him a definitive date to find a new place to live. I will do this the next time we see each other for more than 5 minutes. For now, it is enough that he did not spend the night here last night and it looks like he won't be spending the night here tonight.
I have many friends who have asked to come and stay with me over the past few months. I've had to turn them down given the fact that I had/have a semi permanent guest on my sofa. I'm hopeful that it will soon change so that I can again welcome friends and family into my apartment to stay for a few days and bring me joy. For the short term, I'm enjoying watching television alone in my living room with my body fully stretched out on my comfortable sofa. The television has an HGTV show on with my netflix and the volume is reasonable. I am enjoying having things quiet enough for me to hear the noises outside and occasionally the movements of the people in the apartments around me.