Short post today.
Saturdays are usually busy... kids at home. It was a lovely sunny day today, so we spent a lot of the day outside. I raked leaves! -- I am not very domestic and don't enjoy most chores. Two exceptions: washing dishes and raking leaves. No idea why. But it was a lovely day, and there's just something about raking leaves on a cool sunny afternoon in autumn.
Tonight we go to the Marine Ball. Every November, US Marines around the world celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps. In certain quiet corners of the world -- places that have a US Embassy, and thus Marines, but not a lot of American citizens -- this is the big social event of the year. No, really. So, the baby sitter will arrive in half an hour.
What else... oh, yes, the gas has been off since Thursday. (Not just for us. The whole neighborhood. Some sort of work on the pipes, nobody can tell us the details.) So, tonight will be our third night without heat. Fortunately the evenings have been mild for November, so with an extra blanket and a space heater in the boy's room we're all right. That said, the cool house makes Claudia (who doesn't thermoregulate) walk around sort of clutching herself. So, fingers crossed that this is done by tomorrow.
Life in the developing world.