Today was absolutely gorgeous, from the moment I woke up until the sun set an hour or so ago. Ali has been on some weird new schedule since we moved, staying up until 11ish and sleeping in until nine-thirty or ten. Unfortunately I don’t tend to last as long as her. Well, for Tony anyway. So, the girl didn’t wake until ten this morning. We went out for an explore of the beach, a stroll down to pick up the mail (.4 miles away so if we do that every day it’s nice, that’s about 3/4 of a mile there and back), and walk through the town on the way back. During which we randomly saw a transformer blow! Luckily nothing at our house seemed to be affected. When we returned there was a white pick-up truck parked in our driveway. Random. It was the electric guy checking meters, so we told him about the explosion. I wonder if the driveway here is where he always parks when he checks the meters.
Ali and I ventured out again while Tony was working. The lady at the market here seems now to recognize us. Or at least Ali. Then, in the afternoon, it was still nice so we went out again and took a long walk in the more residential area of the town. Tony was even wearing shorts, if that gives some clue as to how beautiful it was. Before returning home we stopped at an antique shop across the street. It the kind of place that has changed businesses a good handful of times in the last decade and I hadn’t been in this new place yet. We talked to the lady (older) inside for, like, twenty minutes. She was so nice and sweet and very obviously bored. She adored Ali and was glad to meet neighbors. There are so many things here that are so different…the lack of anonynimity being the foremost one today.