March 15, 2004

Hat Tip to Texas

The last few days has been a whirlwind. So many times we felt as if we had stripped oursleves of uneccessary material possessions... only to find that we had to strip off more and more. Still, with a Penske truck packed not entirely full and our suitcases pushing the overweight limits, we still intend to find the lurking nonessentials and strip them off as we go.

Midnight approaching here in Dallas, our loft nearly empty, we are about to load the last of our stuff and make off into the lone star dark night. Phoenix for dinner at Stephanie's aunt and uncle's house, an overnight there.... onto LA the next day to encamp at another of Stephanie's aunt's and uncle's place.... and the next day still for the momentous feat of stuffing our essential belongings into the nooks and crannies of the attic and basement of our house there. Then we can begin to let our hair down a little to hang with friends and family before we take off for Barcelona in April.

So long, Texas!

The news of the bombings and the impact on the elections in Spain is ominous and gives us pause. It is clear that this is a victory for terrorists and that we can be sure to see more such attempts to influence the course of elections in the future. It is terrible that the socialist party has recieved a tarnished victory and I will be curious to see if there are those who might feel strange that their victory is shared by terrorists. I hope so.

In any event, we'll keep our head down, stay street smart and keep out of trouble. No worries, my friends and family. It will all be good over time.

Posted by Dennis at March 15, 2004 11:54 PM

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