We closed on our condo purchase yesterday, after weeks of emails back and forth, and, finally, my impending departure for Addis this weekend. I'm feeling rather melancholy; I love our neighborhood, and we bought the unit from a lady whose daughter signed for her because she's now in a home. Plus, I hate packing and moving in general. The plan is that MoBob will take care of all the logistics. When I return, I'll be in a new home, surrounded by familiar objects in an unfamiliar place.