Luke and Justine got engaged!
Later that day, as Caleb, Sean, Henry and I are celebrating the good news, Luke appears on his way to a gala and reveals himself as quite the catch.
And Hannah got a better job! ...And was able to come home for a few days before it started. She painted parts of the fence, helped seal the cabin, played with Rosie, cleaned out a couple dresser drawers, re-read old journals in the quiet sunshine and took long walks in the woods.
I learned this summer that it is a national humiliation for the German train line, OBB to be two minutes late. Our expectations are not so high. Perhaps that is why I received some raised eyebrows from world travelers who did not consider rail travel in the US as optimal. Hannah's Amtrak was delayed four hours. Thankfully, it was a lovely day to hang out in the area.
The last green of summer lingers only in the pass.
Getting ready for winter. Caleb came home a couple weekends and good-naturedly helped with repairs.
It doesn't look like it's a lot of work to caulk and seal the cabin and the studio in anticipation of the serious winter gales that howl and roar through these woods, but it was.