Back in St. Louis

and not lovin’ the reality. Lucky for us though, the temperature dropped like 20 degrees the week before we got here. According to everyone we’ve spoken with, this last summer was THE. WORST. SUMMER. EVERRRR. as far as the heat goes. The rent on our apartment in San Cristóbal was probably much less than it would’ve cost us to air condition our apartment for the two months we were gone.

Postings will be slim from now and until our next big trip. We do occasionally get out and do things around here so we’ll post if anything is very interesting. Given that it’s the milquetoast Midwest though, you can assume this blog will be in semi-active hibernation.

Keep us bookmarked and don’t forget to visit our webpage for updates on the book. Also, we are in the process of building up a facebook page and a twiitter thingy. I’m told those are important. Are they? I don’t know.

The Scenic Route

When we’re in NOLA, we have to go to the North Shore A LOT. That’s because Huppy’s folks live there. There are two very long bridges here. One, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which goes from Metairie to Mandeville, takes about 30 minutes to drive over and the other one is the Twin Span which takes about 10 minutes. BOTH bridges would make my nervous aunt hum a John Phillip Sousa song. To get to his folks’ house, we usually take the Twin Span. Yesterday, we did it a little different.

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NOLA is Time Consuming

Here I had hoped that NOLA would’ve been a lot more fun than it has been. It’s not that it’s not a fun town, but since it’s closer to home than I’ve been in a few months, real life has been rearing it’s ugly head; worrying about travel, work, finances, getting teen Huppy back to school (he’s a Junior this year!), Huppy finishing up his manuscript and preparing for a talk, it’s all been, {sigh} a little too mundane.

I was so hopeful our first night back.

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