Maggie started her "muted cough" routine about 4 AM this morning. It is where she really wants to bark, but is afraid I will get on to her. Moments later there was a loud knock on my door. "I sure as hell ain't answering the door at 4 AM in the morning," I thought. I waited about thirty minutes and then turned every light on in the house and outside. Maggie then spent the next hour barking like a mad dog. I thought I would never get back to sleep.
Later this morning, I drove over to mom's and dad's for my sodas. Dad was gone to God's Country to see my great aunt. Mom was in the bed.
"I'm excited!" mom told me as I was petting her cat, Muffin.
"Excited about what?"
"Mother's inheritance she left for me," mom told me. "Your father says we are going to put it in certificates of deposit and I can live off the interest."
"I will know who to beg when I need a new computer," I told her jokingly.
I was glad my grandmother left something for mom. Mom and my grandmother never got along and I was fearing she would be left out of the will.