I got out of bed on the wrong side this morning, literally. I got out on the side with one short leg. Naturally the creaky old metal cot dumped me unceremoniously on my butt on the cold linoleum floor.
Note to self: replace the decades old phone book that I kicked out from under the bed last night.
Had I known it actually had a purpose under there, I would have left it alone. Instead, I kicked it right across the room when my bare foot came painfully in contact with it.
My first night here was weird. There is something going on in the apartment directly across the hall from me. I didn't sleep too well, considering the lumpy mattress, and tipsy bed, so I was still wide awake at midnight.
I had gone to get my reading glasses off the little table by the entrance when I heard chanting. There was no peephole, so I opened the door a crack to look across the hall at Danny Hunter's door.
I swear the thing was breathing!
The middle panel was billowing in and out in cadence with the chanting that was coming from behind it.
The breathing and the chanting had a mesmerizing affect on me. I suddenly found myself across the hall with my hand on the doorknob.
Luckily everything stopped before I tried to go inside. My whole body shuddered at the sudden silence, and I came out of whatever trance I was in.
I realized that I was standing outside a virtual stranger's door wearing nothing but a skimpy tank top, and even skimpier thong!
I dashed back across the hall to my own door, which was standing wide open. I ran in, slammed the door, locked it and put the chain across. If there had been a wooden bar that slid across it, I would have done that too. As it was I had to make do with putting the back of a chair under the knob.
I ran to my closet and put on my roomiest least revealing sweat suit. It was like closing the barn door after the cows got out, but I couldn't get over the feeling of indecent exposure out in the hallway.
I guess that's all to tell for now. Tomorrow I have to find out what that creepy Danny Hunter is up to across the hall - from a safe distance, of course.