8 January 2014
Our conversation a few minutes got cut off so I’m hurrying to write this down. I’m really sorry if I have missed out on the past few days–the internet connection here is really splotchy. The renovations are in full swing again, and I wonder if this house will ever be finished.
I’ve got a bad back; it’s become worse these past few days. Perhaps it’s because of the cold.
But all of these are trivial. I’m really sorry to hear about your friend. It’s difficult, losing someone. I have no other words. I’m holding your hand instead.
Sending you love,