Although the temperatures don’t confirm it, the leaves on the ground suggest that fall has arrived. For my final day before leaving for Paris, I came to the office for a few hours and worked out of the spare bedroom across the hall. Hooking up the baby printer to my computer and re-installing the wi-fi amidst all the dust was an experience that led to my dropping numerous foul words and hoping that the residents were too hard of hearing to be offended. Then I took a final walk in the woods, where there were no birds or butterflies to greet me. It’s weird when it’s totally quiet in there.