We left my mom's house in pretty good shape last time, but there's still quite a bit of stuff to sort through, give away, throw out, etc. But eventually I just had to get out of the house. It had rained a bit during the day, but we decided to walk at the beach before it got dark. The sound of the surf washed away all the negative thoughts from the house cleaning.
We walked along the water as it got darker and the lights on the Santa Monica pier got brighter and brighter.
We got to the steps from the beach and got the sand off our feet as best as we could. As I waited for the roller coaster to come by for a picture, the janitor came by and emptied the garbage can.
You can see the roller coaster on the inside of the loop. They also have a trapeze school on the pier and people were practicing doing flips and getting caught by the second person who was swinging upside down. But it was too dark to get a good picture.
There were lots of people on the pier, musicians with loud speakers, and at the end of the pier there were night fishers.
It was nice to have a break. Today was more cleaning. I finally tackled the stuff suspended up on a platform in the rafters. We got a lot cleaned out.