Sorry for the disappearance. I forgot to mentiont that we were going on a little four-night vacation. Yes, it was warmer were we went… maybe too warm! But when mom, dad, brother, sister in law, niece and nephew are all gathered in one place, and you want to see them all, well, that’s where you have to go. Even if it is on a beach in the sun.
Before we left it was forecast to be “warm” enough here (highs in mid-30’s, lows in low-20’s) that I would’ve been quite comfortable leaving the house to its own devices while away, but the kitties would’ve been unhappy without some company. So we had a very brave housesitter, one of J.’s classmates, who was strangely eager to experience the Cold House. She seems to have survived (she is a native Mainer, I’m sure that helps). Got me thinking that maybe we should start marketing our place as some sort of “adventure” or “reality” B&B. Charge big bucks for a cold night. Like people who pay to spend the night in an igloo, or an ice hotel.
Anyway, we’re back. It’s 47º in here this morning.