It’s been a bit hard to keep track of who is in residence at our house.
Starting in mid-September with B out-of-town on business for two weeks, we have fluctuated between being a household of three, four, or five.
I was away at my MASS MoCA residency, about which there are many posts, and returned just in time for B to fly to Missouri to meet up with daughter T, whose job as a crew chief for a study of the effects of fire on prairie plants had concluded.
They drove back in T’s car and we had a week together before daughter E and granddaughter ABC embarked on ABC’s first trip to the UK to visit her daddy (our son-in-law L) and his family and friends, most of whom had not yet met ABC in person.
It’s pretty adorable to have a four-month-old with both US and British passports off on such a big adventure! E and L have been sending lots of pictures and videos to us, which we have been sharing with Nana and Paco. It keeps us all from missing E and ABC too much, although it is also a bit of a trial run for the big move sometime next year when E’s spousal visa is approved and she and ABC relocate to the UK.
I’ll think about that more later…
Meanwhile, we are waiting to be a household of five again, for most of November and into December, when we hope that L will be able to join us for Christmas.
At least, that is the plan, although T is job hunting and could need to leave the area again…
If there is one thing I have learned in recent years, it is that change is inevitable and often not under my control, so I will adjust as needs dictate.
From the current household of three,