We had a great last weekend of summer, though it wasn't really extravagant. Classes start at WVU on Monday and Julian is teaching for the first time here instead of full-time research. He will spend his off days writing his dissertation and we are in our chrysalis phase now, we hope. Hunkering down, keeping life simple, prioritizing so that in a year, the PhD will be done and life will move forward in a completely new way.
Th weather is the same as last week, the length of the day is only just the tiniest bit shorter and yet, there seems to be such a profound difference. The summer isn't over and yet, it is gone - we are on to fall whether we want to be or not.