Anyway, we've been busy finding things at the house that we'll need, ordering things that we'll think we need, and visiting family and friends, all of whom have been way more kind than we deserve. They've lent us their extra rooms,
let us dangle our feet in water not chilled by the Andes,
let us attend really fancy weddings, etc., etc. It has truly been a 'time out of time.'
The only thing that worries me is what happened after Rivendell. I seem to remember some trouble they had with the locals.
We hope you're doing well in whatever refuge you find yourselves.
Dave & Paula