Hello, hello. Just a quick note to say that we're back in the U.S. We've been busy taking care of the California end of the move -- new telephone service, new electricity and water accounts, signing up Maylin for kindergarten, etc. Plus, I've had doctor's appointments, a lab test, and an ultrasound. Keeping Maylin occupied in the very hot Central Valley has been challenging. Fortunately, we've got my parents' pool, a nearby library, and a new set of wheels to make some quick getaways.
I promise I will get to all your e-mails this week and start making social visits as soon as we get back up to the Bay Area permanently. Our furniture and other belongings dock at the end of the month -- I just hope the customs inspection doesn't take forever.
And, of course, later I will recount our final moving adventure and reveal my impressions of the American way of life after living in Paris for over three years.