I knew you'd be able to figure something out, so I came back around to check how long it would take. Not long at all, it turns out.
It's been great getting e-mail from all of you since I was forced to leave on that sad day in Princeton. I've been teaching the new class here--it's going well-- and I bought a house. I move into the new house in late September, so that's an exciting new development. Also exciting and new is that Alyssa Francis will be moving here at the end of the month. I think that driving the van for you all was practice for me to drive a moving van for her. I am very lucky to have her to help me with the house--she has excellent taste. The last exciting development is that she and I will go to Spain for a little vacation between her moving here and the new house. Things will be very busy.
Big Mike left for Minnesota yesterday and he'll be in Australia by next Tuesday. We had dinner over at Mrs. Eckhart's house the night before he left--you all met her at the Rock-n-Roll lunch. She made us spicy Chinese cabbage and it made us think of you. We talked for a while about how much fun your visit had been and all the things we learned from our time with you. I think it's safe to say on Mike's behalf, and my own, that we're very grateful to know you all.
I look forward to reading about your further adventures in and out of China. I've noticed that the weather in Wuhan hasn't been very hot--the cool Ohio summer followed you home. Take care and keep in touch.