Until yesterday afternoon, our house was as full as it had pretty much ever been (as far as inhabitants go): Pippa and I, with Margaret, Nate, Jennifer, Si (an enlarged version, from the swelling where his wisdom teeth used to be), and Si’s roomie Simon (he’s the one taking the picture).
But yesterday afternoon, Margaret dropped Nate at the train, and this afternoon Si dropped Margaret at Midway for her flight back to North Carolina. We lose Simon tomorrow, Jennifer on Thursday, Si on Saturday, and then Pippa and I are on our own again. Well, with Bea.
It’s been a wild and wooly interval, but they’re all very wonderful, and I fear the house will seem quite silent with them gone. Come back soon, okay?