checking things off the list ...
2006-07-06 - 11:39 a.m.
Letter to a woman I'm meeting at a conference this weekend:
This is what I've been up to:
In December we bought a new house. It's 100 years old this August (which
So then we're also trying to sell the house we're living in, which has
And then N, our daughter, who's 16, is going off to Spain for a
Then we're planning to meet N is Madrid in a month (assuming that
So A--- has not exactly been the focus of my thoughts ... But oh it will
See you Sunday!
This is sort of exactly what I'm up to. They should be off to the airport by now, so hopefully I'll hear from them once they're through security. My poor mother -- I know this is taking years off her life! She's probably driving N crazy, too. (I can just see the sort of crocodile face she'll make while asking for a gate pass. Gulp.)
On the other hand, she's much more capable than she imagines, so once she's in the swing of things she'll be fine.
N is being met by some guy named Javier in Granada. !!! I guess he'll have a sign. Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well and that all the pieces fall into place so that when I call Javier tomorrow morning he'll have her in his clutches.
There was some awful story on NPR yesterday about these Korean exchange students who came over to America and ended up staying in some seedy hotel for months at a time. Some cultural exchange!
We're assuming that that won't happen to N.
In other news, I went home last night and told K and M my new thinking on the house -- "we'll use boxes for furniture and it will be fine!" M declared that I had gone insane -- apparently there was a sort of fanatical gleam in my eye -- and K concurred. Hmmm.
BUT -- I have talked to the cabinet man and he can make all the changes we want and he also seems to know exactly what he's doing. Everything the architect wondered about, he wondered, too, and was happy to make all the suggested changes.
So -- I feel a lot better about that.
Now I have to worry about boarding the cats, and moving.
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