June 6, 2012 We sold the apartment in Paris and moved what we could back to Chapel Hill, NC. Unhappily, it will be some months before we return so now my attention is on Chapel Hill and real estate.
Our daughter with her two little boys (6 & 4) have moved into the same condominium complex where we live, so we see her a little bit more. I walk her dog, a non-barking Jack Russell. I had become used to its charms, and now I am looking at Chapel Hill with different eyes as Louise renews her acquaintance with this charming little town (not really so little) where she finished high school and college.
Our condo complex has a swimming pool so she and the two boys spend an hour or two there every time they can. In Raleigh they did not have access to a swimming pool except at the Y and it was less relaxed. The public library here is a delight. Temporarily it is in the University Mall, with lots of parking, and just minutes from where we live, so they visit it weekly, a good habit for little children, and the children's section there is wonderful.