The family visit is over, I buzzed back to Eugene to teach on Monday, then brought the cat back out to the house. Let's just say we're both really exhausted, and looking forward to some quiet time in our house. We will have Thanksgiving just the two of us, and then friends are coming by on Saturday to see the house, then we go back to Eugene on Sunday. We'll be there for two or so weeks, then back out here for a longer stay for Christmas.
A Finished Object
These look better close up as there is a cable that goes from toe to cuff.
Our good friends Joonghwa and Sooyung sent us flowers, as they do every Thanksgiving. Joonghwa was an exchange student from Korea in 2000 who took a summer school class I was teaching. We've stayed in touch as he went on for a Master's, a PhD, and finally as a tenure track professor in North Dakota. He met Sooyung at a conference we all go to and they've been married for several years and have a beautiful little boy, Jihoo or Jaden---and Jaden was Joonghwa's 'American name' that he adopted when he first came to the US. It is a very special friendship and they are both lovely people.
I missed you all--and thank you all so much for your words of support during the family visit.