In which a surprise turns out to be a very, very welcome thing!
Sunday evening while unpacking boxes at the new house, Jim got a call from his dad. Richard had just returned from vacation, and retrieved a voice mail from Jim's ex-wife in Korea: "Your grandson is en route to Seattle, arriving Monday morning, 11:30am."
Twelve hours notice for the arrival of a 16-year-kid into our lives. We were startled and then delighted with this young man who has joined us in America.
Now he is here, and we welcome William "Willie" Beidle to Haiku Farm...just in time to help move the piano!
Most of the furniture-moving will happen this weekend if the weather gods will cooperate with us (always an iffy proposition for the Swamplands in March), and then we will actually MOVE IN on Sunday!!!!
And then: let the fence-building begin!