Hi there. It's shaping up to be a rather cold winter here in more ways than one. The weather isn't as cold as the glacial blast coming from the old homestead. Mike and Deanna may have abandoned their plans to ship Elly off to the nut factory but he still looks at me like I'm some kind of leper. His in-laws have got him doing some pretty wacky things. The wackiest, of course, is taking April and his kids south with him on their vacation; how is he supposed to enjoy himself if he and Deanna have children around to get in the way? That's as weird as his plan to summer in Colorado before (get this) going back to school for his Masters. As for April herself, she's going straight from graduation to Bev's farm. Bev may not get all shirty about feeding pets table scraps but she does say some pretty alarming things. Things like "Nobody in Aberdeen has has any sympathy for you since you refused to set up shop here."
Another Arctic blast is my not being able to rely on Liz and Anthony for help. The two of them are packing up and leaving for Vancouver at the end of the month so he can become a faceless drone in a big financial hive instead of Gordo's partner. Not that I feel sorry for the ingrate; I've just been informed that he's planning to dissolve a perfectly good arrangement because I 'ask too much'. Judging from the words Liz and he have been spouting, it's as if there's some sort of conspiracy afoot to make me into a pariah.
Ah, well. At least good old Phil has agreed to show up and help snap Elly out of her little trip down memory lane. Once that's resolved, maybe people will stop whispering behind my back. People are too damned persnickety anyway; so what if Elly insists that it's the early eighties? She isn't hurting anyone and when the new housekeeper comes in people won't be talking about the mess so what's their problem?
Anyway, I've got to cut this short. April phoned and said that Elly just barged in and told Mike he was seeing too much of that Sobinski girl again. Great. More dirty looks and angry words. Here's hoping that the new year will see things rolling my way.