Home Again, and Home Again

The trip to SoCal to gather the last of my stuff, cram it in my car, and turn the condo over to my tenant (which concept weirds me out a bit) passed in a bit of a blur. There was something surreal about finding myself back in California after what seemed like months away, but that could have been nothing more than exhaustion. I landed at ONT at 7.30 pm Tuesday last, which was something on the order of 4.30 am Paris time, which my body most definitely still thought I was on. A pal picked me up and dropped my delirious self off at the condo, where I said hello to the cats, opened the mail, and completely collapsed. 36 hours later, I rolled back out of town, driving to Louisiana. And four days later, here I am, back in the town I grew up in.

Here is my impersonation of the MapQuest directions for getting from Claremont to Baton Rouge, for those interested:

1. Start out going SOUTH on INDIAN HILL BLVD. (1.2 miles)

2. Merge onto I-10 E via the ramp on the LEFT toward SAN BERNARDINO. (1787.4 miles)

3. Take the COLLEGE DR exit – EXIT 158. (0.1 miles)

And it’s a thrilling drive, needless to say. Today has been spent unpacking and settling in. Most of that is done, and I’m hopeful that actual work will begin tomorrow.

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