Big update from Austin! My good friend Erin Disney moved here over Memorial Day weekend. She just landed a job working as a social media associate for a health care public relations firm in Austin. She was in Austin interviewing with this firm the weekend Brian passed away, and got the job offer right after I announced my plans to spend the summer here. Funny how that worked out.
Erin & her cat, the beautiful Cloris Leachman, moved in over the Memorial Day weekend. They will stay with me for a month or so, until Erin's fiance Chad is able to join her in Austin. When her arrives, they'll move in together somewhere else -- the studio apartment won't accommodate three adults and one cat!
It has been nice having a friend from Des Moines here, and I feel like an old pro showing her the ropes in Austin. We went out for a great dinner last night, to an Argentinian place within easy walking distance. Great empanadas, great entrees, great wine, and live tango music and dancing. The dessert menu looked amazing, but that will have to wait for another time!
Cloris is fitting in well too. It's nice to have a cat around, and interesting to see how her personality is so much different than Picaboo's or Ellie's. Cloris is a bengal and loooves to climb and explore! She is very happy with the cat tree Erin bought and spends a lot of time perched on it, looking out the window at trees and dogs. She isn't used to seeing those, as she has been in a high-rise (23rd floor) up to this point. Cloris likes to get in bed with us at night, sometimes to cuddle and sometimes to bring a toy to play fetch. Erin thought I would be annoyed by this, but I like it. It reminds me of Ellie. :)