So this week we lost the house. We had agreed on a price of 256K, but the bank appraisal came in at 230K and Sean wouldn’t lower the price. We aren’t sure why the numbers came out so different. So we are at Bard for another few months at least. This month we are aready committed to a bunch of weekends out of town so I’m not sure when we’ll look. Maybe in June when Vince is in day care a few days a week. I joined the Bard gym yesterday so we are going to start going swimming… Last night we went to New Paltz to meet Carla and to introduce her to Carrie. We ate at a really nice seafood place, really casual and tasty. New Paltz just elected a 26 year old green party candidate as mayor and the place seemed really nice.

This weekend we went to Boston. Mainly saw MIT and the new facilities they had, the new swimming pool, the Strata Center and the new dorm. We went to Steer Roast for a few moments, but really it was too much to bear. On Sunday morning, we went to Harvard Square and milled around and saw Josh and Christine who had wonderful news.

It rained today and I wanted to do so many outdoor things, but it just wasn’t possible. We went to the house and measured for the sun room, went to the bookstore where Vince spilled a bottle of powdered pink lemonade. Then we went to Rhinebeck and ate at Fosters, looked for a dress.

I’m writing this from the Red Hook library, my first public computer entry. Today Vince and I went to Goodwill and bought two coats. Then we went to Hannoford and had a blast driving their car shopping cart and sharing a chicken salad wrap. Then we went to the Children’s Museum where there were a ton of kids in the park running around and Vince joined in. Very cute. Last night Vince talked to Dad on the phone. They had a real conversation.

Just went to Shawn Pratt’s office to sign our house papers… We are about 6 weeks away from owning the house. Last night I made the most delicious falafel dinner. I’m impressing myself with my cooking.