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FOR CAROLINE #1
17 January 2017
It has been more than 20 years since we have had a stranger from another country come to live with us. It is so long ago I don't even remember who the last one was. But I had an email from Jane, from England, who stayed with us in 1980, the first year of our 10 years of hosting foreign students. She was a delightful person and we actually managed to see her once a year for three or four years after she left here, sometimes here, sometimes in England. It was she who arranged for us to have the best seats for Phantom of the Opera when we took the kids to see it in London.
Anyway, Jane's oldest daughter is now a year older than Jane was when she lived with us. She is a veterinarian and is doing a program here at the vet school through the month of March and needs a place to stay, so she is going to move in with us. Thanks to the NextDoor Neighbor site, I was able to find someone who can lend us a bike for the month, which will help a lot.
I invited her to read Funny the World occasionally to get an idea of what life is like around here. I also thought it might help to add photos of what things are like TODAY (and hope they will be better by March!). If she's going to live in this chaos, she might a well be prepared.
So, Caroline, I just took the camera and went through downstairs, without attempting to clean up first. Hopefully it will be a little better than this March.
This is enough to put Caroline into shock, so I will save the upstairs for another entry. In the wake of seeing The Whale yesterday, where the hero was so intent on being truthful that he finally let his internet students see his 600 lb bulk, I decided to photograph the house as it is most of the time.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Home Sweet Home
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