A Quieter Huchkagasse 9

/ 24 April 2007

Yesterday morning Dagmar left for the States. She spent an amazing amount of time the day before packing and making sure she had everything she needed. I helped with the weighing of her luggage (due to the 50 lb, 23 kilogram requirement). She spent some of Sunday evening frantically looking for her US passport (as she’s a dual citizen she has an Austrian one too, but you still need a US one). She left the house at 8:00 am and her flight departed at around 11:00 am or 12:00 pm. She arrived in Washington D.C. at about 2:00 pm their time and her next flight wasn’t until 9:00 pm that night. She managed to get on an earlier flight so she arrived in Cleveland, Ohio at about 10:00 pm their time.

Ever since she left it has felt much quieter and peaceful here than it ever did for the month that she was here with us. It is a bit sad being alone again with Oma and not having someone temporary here, but sometime in May my other grandmother (Mary’s mom) will be with us for about 2 weeks we think. After that, though, it’s straight forward until we depart on August 9th.