I'm leaving very early tomorrow morning to visit my parents in Florida. Alone. MDH will be busy here with work and keeping Miami out of trouble, which as you will read below shouldn't be too difficult as the man doesn't appear to be up to much.
So yes, Miami is still here. The real mystery is will he be here when I get home next week.
Although I don't have much to complain about*, it has been a little weird being home all day while he's here all day also. Except it's like he's not really here, except that he is. He mostly has been staying in the guest room and I've mostly been doing what I normally do. I ask him if he wants to join me when I go out to run errands and he usually says no. I ask him if he wants something to eat when I eat and he says no. I keep trying to engage him to join us in whatever it is we are doing, but he always says no.
When he first arrived I noticed that he didn't eat anything for breakfast or lunch, but he would have dinner with us if I cooked something, and not only eat everything I put in front of him, but also rave about how great it tasted. Then he stopped having dinner with us too - so I wondered, is he eating anything?? Then Tuesday afternoon I opened up the microwave to defrost some meat for dinner and, much to my surprise, there was a 12" meatball sub in there. I have no idea where it came from, when Miami might have left the apartment to go out and get it, or how long it had been lurking in my microwave. I defrosted the meat and put the sub back where I found it.
So... yeah... there's a tiny, furtive, half naked brown man who has taken over a section of our apartment like a little chainsmoking vole**. He comes out of his room (Wait. See what I did there? I called it his room. It's not his room. It's my guest room... anyhoo) and goes immediately to the balcony to smoke, occasionally he'll mumble something that I don't understand, but then he's gone so quickly that I don't have time to ask him to repeat what he said and frankly I don't really give a shit.
*Now instead of washing the paper plates he's apparently just putting the ones he uses back on the stack of unused paper plates. The other day I grabbed a paper plate off the top of the stack and it was dotted with olive oil and bread crumbs from what appeared to be yet another submarine sandwich.
**MDH apparently told Miami to "stay outta her way", referring to me, while he was here with me and MDH was at work all day. Miami was apparently also told that he was not allowed to consume any alcoholic beverages while MDH is not at home.***
***Ugh. It explains a lot and makes me feel queasy and all the more happy to be skee-daddling off to my folks house in Florida for a few days.