It started in our upstairs neighbors' place, probably due to some old wiring. When the firemen finally let us back in, the back half of our apartment was pretty much destroyed. It coulda been much worse. Our bedroom furniture was all crappy anyway.
Catbus survived unscathed, as did Battling Siki, Nauga, The Real Gargamel, Plush Godzilla, Gunther Schuller, Ray Bradbury, Iggy Fats, Park Madmore, The Argon Collection, and the rest of our imaginary friends. Also, no humans were harmed.
Everyone has been incredibly kind, and my dear friend Lisa gave us her apartment for the week. Soft landing!
One thing that kept me in good spirits was following the action at the USA Boxing Nationals, where many of my favorite fighters claimed titles, including Atlas Cops and Kids' tiny lion Christopher Colbert. I was also happy to see Mikaela Mayer take the lightweight slot. With Queen Underwood and Rashida Ellis moving up in weight, the road to Rio looks wide open for this beautiful boxer.
Speaking of the open road, what better time for a vacation than while our ceilings are being demolished? Thursday I head to Cartagena, Columbia to visit my spiritual big sister, Raquel Ruiz, she of the redoubtable research skills and four-inch heels. Viva!