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May 13--Arietty's country house

Malida came to the campus with me so she could spend some time studying before her final next week. She is easily distracted by the tv at home and her Korean dramas. I, on the other hand, haven't watched any tv at all in the past couple of months. I have some shows recorded that I might catch up with over the summer, but maybe not. I think I am out of the tv habit.

We went for a walk in the morning. It was a nice day, but a little bit windy.On our walk we found a tiny door in a tree. It was pretty cool. Not sure who lives there. Put me in mind of the book The Borrowers that I loved reading as a kid.

tiny door

I spent half my time on campus clearing out my filing cabinet and putting the contents into boxes. I am glad that I don't yet have a bunch of stuff there. It will be easy to pack it all up. The other half of the time was spent rehearsing the students for their graduation/pinning ceremony next week. We have it on the performing arts center on campus. It is a cool old building, built in the 1930s, that has been recently renovated.

In the lobby is a fresco mural by Ralph Stockpole, which was funded by the Works Progress Administration, part of Roosevelt's New Deal. It is a cool mural depicting college life and vocations.

mural detail
Detail from the mural.

After we were done on campus, we went to a tapas place and had the worst tapas we have ever experienced. Yuk.

Later in the evening our friends started texting us about a house that is for sale near us. They live way on the other side of Sacramento, and want to move closer. She went to nursing school with Malida back in Thailand, so they have been friends for a long time. The house is three doors down from ours, the same floor plan, and has a nice pool in the back yard. It would be great to have them closer, as we are babysitters for each others' cats, and they are good people. They will come look at it today.
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