Hmm, on what can I blame this latest episode of premature senility? I cannot think of a thing. I just forgot that October 1 was the ninth anniversary of this blog's launch. It has only been a bit over a month, however, that my readership has blossomed from immediate members of my family and close friends to (curiously) international. Doubtless, this is a fluke and the status quo will soon reassert itself.
I can legitimately claim to have been preoccupied lately with the problem of logistics--the one mover on which I was waiting for an estimate quoted the absolutely obscene sum of $7500 for the job. I cannot begin to speculate what sort of white-glove specialty service I should expect for that amount--truly, it must have been a case of not wanting the work at all. Unless something remarkable happens, I will be loading a truck myself next week and sending my belongings down South via a hired rig. The driver told me he may have to take my library down in two loads, since otherwise it may be overweight and subject him to additional transportation assessments!