I've been back in the south for about five days now. This is effectively my last "visit" before moving down here permanently. This is also my longest stay to date, hence an interesting learning experience. The weather is simply glorious, a pleasant surprise after experiencing a week of 100-plus weather last time. Lows are in the 60s, highs in the 80s, and there's constantly breeze blowing. Folks tell me this is typical post-hurricane weather. (Thank you, Humberto, who slammed into Atlanta late last week with a string of thunderstorms.)
Paul and I officially have a crush on a neighborhood called Oakhurst. It looks a lot like Ann Arbor, is about 5 miles from downtown ATL, and has a fantastic dog park and mini-downtown. If we stay in Atlanta, there could be another move in our cards.
Much thanks to Brad, Molly, Paul and Trish for a fun weekend! House parties, BBQs, and bike rides abound.
Lastly, dear readers, can you help me settle a minor language tussle between Paul (who fancies himself an expert, being from England and all) and I? We've been debating the usage of "bring" and "take" for years now, and it's time to settle it once and for all. Any personal experience or tips on when to use which would be greatly appreciated.