Our 23 year old has moved back home. Alas, we did not make him move into the basement (you know that old adage about adult children moving back in their parent's basements?). No really, it's okay! He's home and ready to push the "reset" button on his young career. We went down to Gaithersburg on Saturday, loaded up ~ again ~ and headed back home this morning. I'm mostly relieved he's back home (including the mouse incident in his apartment on Saturday night) - I'm not a big city person and it's always a little stressful being near DC with the crazy traffic and a gazillion people around. He's super excited to see his friends again, begin coaching at Rochester Boat Club (and just participating in crew in general), and hopefully settling into the new job at UR. We managed to absorb all his stuff back into the house, but are keeping must of it together as we expect he will be out again within a couple of months or so, once he finds out how the UR job is going.
He's home just in time for a very busy October. This weekend Annalisse wanted to come home because otherwise she would not have been home until the weekend of October 21 when are celebrating her birthday with a wine tour (Shhhhhh! Don't tell her! It's a surprise [and no, she doesn't read the blog]). So we will have a nice dinner out Saturday night to celebrate Nic's birthday (October 4) and Annalisse's birthday (October 5). Also coming up: Fairport's Oktoberfest this weekend, Girl's weekend next weekend, Annalisse goes to Boston the weekend of October 15 for the FNCE conference, and the weekend after that is her birthday wine tour. Sprinkled in there is also my birthday and Mark's birthday. Those Bakers love October!
I'm really really in denial that fall is here. It continues to be pretty warm most of the time, and I just can't bring myself to decorate the porch (and change the garden flag) with the fall wreath or buy fall-y mums. I just can't! Because you know what comes after fall - and it's just been a banner year for weather, although some might think it's been wayyyyy too hot... ;)
So, life marches on. What a year this has been. Highs and lows, and everything in between!