I find it funny that when he moved away he gave us his bed, which we put in the empty bedroom. It's a very comfortable bed which we've slept on a few times for various reasons. So, now that he's moved in, he gets to sleep on his very own bed again. Almost like he planned it that way.
I don't know how long he'll be with us. The initial plan is that he can stay with us while he's looking for a job here, without rent. It's just really nice to have an extra pair of hands around the house to take care of Simon. For example, tonight Joe and I are going to a movie in Uptown with the Minneapolis Movie Bears, and I don't have to stop home first because Del is there to take care of Simon.
Before Del moved to Atlanta, he was already our house sitter for a couple years when ever we took longer vacation trips. He was really good with Gabby too.