We spent the first week of October traveling up to Colorado where my daughter was setting up for her prelim exams in Medieval Spanish and Portuguese Literature. We were there to watch over our 18month granddaughter, Bea while mama wrote all day in the stacks and daddy went to his nine to five job with the city. What a joy and a pleasure to be with such a sweet, funny, and fiercely independent little girl. We walked a lot on the trails, slid down the slide alot, played with the dog (and all doggies on the street were to be greeted with cries of "Doggies" ) "halloes" to passers-by, consumed lots of pasta, bread and jam, sausages, and then napped in the afternoon (something everyone should do every day to improve the disposition.) And I was very happy that the lavender sweater with cables I had been knitting, fit perfectly with just a little room to grow into over the winter.