Ray is already on his way to DC for a conference, then back to Amherst to get Luca, who is hard at work finishing up this unending second trimester and all of his sophomore requirements in the U.S. So I am on my own most of the day for the next two weeks. Fortunately my french is superb! NOT! But everyone here is very kind and many speak english, so I will get by until I start my french classes – or Ray gets back!