Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I came back in and asked Ian if he knew that Devon was coming and that he had been here. Is he still here? Well now, that was a very good question. I hadn't thought of that, and yes he was. Our guys are so small and used to him that he easily does it by himself. He was just putting his stuff away so I offered him a beer and we kibitzed on the deck for a while and then he was off to the next stop. He's like the scriptural wind - he blows whither he will.
Speaking of wardrobe, I recently purchased The Wardrobe Wakeup: Your guide to looking fabulous at any age." I know - odd thing to buy in retirement, but I've thinned down my closet a lot and was looking for some tips to make everything count. My favorite tip so far is to sort all clothes by color. I can't believe how effective that is - I found a lot of things I had forgotten I had. Man, do I have a lot of black tops.
When I got there they were down to trying to fit in the last weird pieces. Out of my purse came the trusty tape measure that Amy gave me years ago. They hammed it up with their dirty hands, but tomorrow is the big day. They'll be on the road, Matt towing his truck behind this rig and Julia driving her car with their pets. They've made the decision to relocate to Bend, Oregon where his brother already lives. I'll miss them but I know that Bend is a very good place to build their future. Sigh.
Books Read in April:
The Night Circus, Erin Morganstern
The Messenger, Daniel Silva
When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead (Newbery Award)
Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Newbery Award)