Saturday, September 5, 2009

Solid, Liquid Or Gaseous?

Here I am, posting from a whole 'nother state. We are up in Massachusetts, settling Rachel into her new life at Hampshire. It's been a fraught sort of time...none of us are particularly good at transitions or change...but I think things are going to be okay. Rachel has a single. Yes, it's tiny, but it's a single. She may be able to have two of her science requirements filled by classes she took at Mary Washington, which would make her happy. Her advisor is actually a member of the faculty in the writing department, so that's good.

So, fingers crossed that things will keep improving and she'll fall in love with the place. I have to say, it's a lovely campus, in a gorgeous part of the country. The people we've run across, on campus and off, have been delightful- friendly and helpful. I got to see an old friend from college and meet her partner and kid, after years of just knowing them through their Christmas cards. I got to Webs and bought oh, so much yarn. And we got to the Eric Carle Museum again and saw a lovely exhibit of Tomi Depaolo's work.

Tomorrow we head over to Boston to see Mr. Pointy Sticks' sister. One night there and then home!

How long do you think it'll take before the cats stop ignoring us?


Lisa said...

How long does it take for the can opener to go around the can once?

Rooie said...

I dunno. Sometimes they hold a grudge.

Erica said...

Good luck to Rachel! I hope everything about it exceeds her expectations!

PS Have you read the Maisie Dobbs series? Curious about your opininon...