Back in the US, and back online, I guess, although since I continue to depend on other people’s generosity for email/internet access it might be a bit sporadic.LifeInYosemite.com was having Issues, and access to the internet was not as easy or as convenient as we had thought in Australia. It isn’t that they don’t have a bunch of internet cafes there. They do. We just underestimated the amount of Driving (the D word) we had set ourselves up for, and just didn’t have the time to keep things updated. Then when the Issues set in, we were really done for.
I’d still like to post a summary of the trip that we took (and are still taking) but I suspect that at least the pictures and stories of our travels in Australia and New Zealand are going to have to be placed on a separate page. It’s too complicated and weird to post them to the blog at this point.
Right now we’re spending a week with my parents in MN. It is nice to have a Place, even if it is only for a week. I’m taking advantage of the time by re-learning how to play the piano (much to the auditory dismay, I’m sure, of my family), and rest, and read. I’ve picked up The Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn. (If I write it enough maybe I’ll one day know how to spell that without looking it up.) I’ve hardly started it, but it’s an interesting read. It’s not exactly an action-packed book (yet), 88 pages and the main character has checked into the cancer ward and is prescribed some mysterious injection, but the characters are absolutely fascinating – even if their names are all long, complicated and foreign to me, like Solzhenitsyn.