This is the first morning in a very long time (I tried to calculate months, etc, and couldn't) that I've woken up alone (except for three demanding cats)in a house. It's rather odd, peaceful, and pleasant; I'm not really sure what to do with myself. Sure, I have a lot of work to do; I have even already started; I have even already been "connected" to other humans through technology. Nevertheless, in an "empty" house with the clock ticking and the church bells sounding, the day and the space just feels so expansive. Hope Teo and Lauren are enjoying their vacation in Belgium. I am certainly enjoying their house.