This enormous house is being built kitty corner behind us. The builder has told one of the neighbors that he plans to put it on the market next summer for $649,000! It is hard to believe that he will get anything close to that. This is the lot next door to the shabby sheds and exotic deer, a sheep, and a forlorn looking dog. I can't imagine paying that kind of money to live next to that. The builder left 2 trees on a lot that was a veritable forest of mature evergreens before he got there.
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.