The place is full, but for the last time until December. How weird it is to go from nonstop people, work, and money to suddenly none of that. I wish we were looking forward to the time off instead of dreading the lack of funds. We are woefully unprepared in that department.
We have this guy staying with us in one of our cottages for about two months, which is out of the ordinary for us, but we like him so much we couldn't resist. He's trying to extricate himself from LA, which he says is a horrible and soulless place, a thing that I've always suspected despite the fact that I've never set foot in the place. It seems to be the very definition of superficial. Have you ever met someone with whom you instantaneously know you could talk for hours and hours and hours? That's how cool this guy is. Totally laid back, chill and funny. He's taking a year off to find a house and write a movie, which, ironically, seems a "very LA" thing to do.
Friends of ours are coming up today, and I'm going to meet them about an hour from here at an orchard to pick apples, go on hayrides and pet some goats with Poopies. And goats are awesome. I'm actually really excited for him to meet some real animals. It seems sort of skewed to show him book after book of various cartoonish representations of animals when I know he has no idea what they actually depict. I know we all must have dealt with that discrepancy without nary a hiccup, which I find really impressive by the way, but in any event, I'm looking forward to showing him the real deal and see his little face when he hears a real cow go mooooooo.