This afternoon we left Kelly & April's around 12. Of course the sun came out just about then, and while we dragged all the stuff to the car we could see lots of blue sky and puffy white clouds. It felt very strange leaving them there on the street. I know I am not really old enough for them to be my kids, but I felt kind of like I had just dropped them off at college or something. I didn't like driving away, knowing that they would be rattling around in their beautiful big apartment tonight without us.
After that we began the long drive uphill to Madrid. It was mostly uneventful, punctuated by sporadic rain showers, occasional power plays between trucks toiling slowly uphill, and regular sightings of the big black bull.
We're home now safe and sound. It feels kind of strange, because for the first time in months, we have the house completely to ourselves. Our Ecuadorian friend Ana has moved into a studio in the city, and for the next week, the Cady Hotel is empty. It's very abnormal!
Meg starts school tomorrow, so I'll be plunged back into routine. I am not looking forward to 7:30 breakfast!
The dog was pathetically happy to see us and is sleeping in her bed as happy as a clam.
I am going to bedearly tonight!