No, not literally. I am continuing to sort my photo files on my desk top hard drive. But it is nice to be plunged into New Mexico in the golden autumn right now.
Meanwhile, out in the garage, Jake is sorting through boxes of his stuff. He has found an apartment in the area where he wants to live, Ballard, and will be able to move in this week. His unit is in the basement of an old house, and while it's a bit more than he wanted to pay (everything in the city is expensive), he will have almost no commute to work. It's nine blocks away from the postal station he will be working out of - walking or biking distance. We haven't seen it yet, but we'll try to start moving stuff tomorrow. It's one of those cases of "It's who you know". The owner of the house knows my cousin Dan, who owns an alternative fuel business nearby. Jake has been working as a bookkeeper for Dan off and on while he has been in and out of work. Dan told the owner about Jake, and since she hadn't even listed the vacancy yet, she gave it to him.
We'll help Jake get started financially, and then he should be able to get himself back on track. It's only day 9 of his new life and already things are sorting themselves out. I feel very relieved and I think we all feel very fortunate.
Not only that, but yesterday Jake went skiing with his cousin. They had a good time up in the mountain sunshine, and his ankle held up. He really is on the mend in so many ways.
I'm not sure where this day has gone, but I see that it's getting dark already. We had a good walk this morning on this dry, partly sunny day. The rain returns tomorrow.
I guess I'll go back and visit the desert.