Free-Floating Hostility

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Adjusting to our New Life

We spent last night at a charming little place in town called Delta of Venus for a send-off for our neighbors who are moving with their children deep into wine country. This is a good thing for them because he's out of school and working, but it is rather sad for us, who have enjoyed the vicarious thrill of watching their children grow up. They have also been sort of building social directors, allowing tenants here to meander through long conversations in the courtyard as we all watched the older kid run around and pick stuff up off the ground and the younger one drool nonchalantly, as though it had not a care in the world. They say they are happy that we're taking over their apartment. We are happy too, although our first preference would be that they stay in it.

Meanwhile Anna had her orientation day at Berkeley (and she can tell you more about that when she gets a chance), which means we are starting the next chapter of our life together. It's an exciting time. A new football season is dawning as well, starting the four most intense months of my life every year. Getting the rhythms down will take some time.

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