Well, the packing list has been made. D will be here Friday night, and since it'll be Halloween, he's bringing his costume, along with my winter boots and foodstuffs from Trader Joe's (they don't have TJs out here, so we get the benefit of their discount dry goods by importing them in D's carry-on luggage). I'm not going to reveal what D's chosen to be yet, but the photo is a clue to his identity. Any ideas as to what's in the picture? Correct guesses (of the item and/or the alter ego) will win you celebrity mention on this blog. Sorry, no monetary awards -- we are still trying to save for a house, and the economy is nuts at the moment, as you all know. I'm refusing to look at my IRA until at least after Election Day.
Speaking of houses -- the one that D and I loved has disappeared from the market. It's been gone for a few weeks now. We weren't sure if the owners had temporarily taken it out of the pool or if it had actually sold, but we're watching to see what else catches our eye. I recently noted one place that was quite inviting in its photos online, but we haven't had the opportunity to check it out in person (and if you ask a realtor to take you to tour something, he or she won't leave you alone afterward).
On a completely different topic, my students informed me on Monday that it SNOWED over the weekend. I was inside the entire time, so I didn't actually see it happen. But gaaah. It's too soon. Didn't we just get through those endless months of weather delays?
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