Jasper spent the morning curled in Evan’s sock drawer, sleeping like a pink-nosed baby. We can hardly stand how adorable he is, and how silly. Right now, he is perched in the OPEN window (fall is coming!) and smelling the smells, listening to the little children play next door.
I had the expected day; not much done. Bill is off to Flagstaff for a New Horizons meeting (their spacecraft gets to Pluto in just under four years, naturally they are all very excited) and I’m settling in with the boys, the cats, the routine of homework and meals.
I’m still sad from the film. Thank you to everyone who left a comment of kinship, or kindness, it really actually made a difference to me. Hopefully the public pool will seem like a good idea again soon, instead of the place of nightmares, because it’s only open until Labor Day.
Excitingly, Jean Power and I have, at the courtesy of her parents (who offered us use of a converted stable adjacent to a chateau) planned the entire month of January to hole up at a converted chateau stable in France, to finish the book. It will be cold (being January and all) but I’ll lay in a decent supply of expedition-weight silk long underwear. It sounds glorious; Dustin is planning on coming too, and what a book it will be.
I find that now that I know that Jean Power is on the Earth, I can’t fully enjoy life without seeing her every four months. Each day, I long for her in background. Fact!
I’m feeling it for everyone who is underwater, without power, has trees on their house, etc. And I think that the government did an excellent job of preparing for it- the evacuations, the warnings, the Text Your Location To Find Shelter, all very good. (photo removed)