Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Hanging on the Telephone
No repair people have been in touch. We linger in stasis. We're hanging on the telephone, like Blondie, except that the telephone line -- where we get our Internet -- doesn't work. Nor the washing machine, nor the dishwasher.
Maybe I should just write my blog from school or Cafe Nero every day? Take the laundry out every week for a "service wash"? (Ah, the luxury!)
Meanwhile, we're almost finished with students. I think today is the last day many of them will be around. Tomorrow is still technically a school day, for half a day, but I'm not sure we'll see many kids.
We've successfully retrieved almost all our library books. I think at this point one eighth-grader and one 11th-grader still have books, and the latter plans to pay for hers, because she packed it up with her other belongings and shipped it back to the states.
Dave and I are both feeling a profound level of exhaustion. A lot of energy goes into these last weeks, and when the concerts are over and the books have been retrieved, we sort of collapse!
(Photos: Top, DIY in Chelsea, on May 24. Bottom, found art in the library -- a robin, I presume? I like his knobby knees.)