The countdown has begun: after today I only have three more trips to Beaumont left! Much as I love audiobooks, these drives are wearing me out, and I’ll be very happy to be done with that commute, happy, in fact, to put that whole part of my life behind me. Also, it’s very cold today. It’s cold, and it got dark early, and I’m completely worn out. But tomorrow we’re taking the dog to the Island in anticipation of the big trip to West Texas, and that’s pretty exciting.