Last Sunday I helped Joe and Trish load up the moving van because they’re going back to Halifax for good; Joe will finish writing his dissertation there. Two hours of carrying stuff down three flights of stairs. Joe has lots and lots of books… I am rather sad to see them go since I’ve known them for the past three and a half years, they’re a very charming couple. I wish them the best. (BTW Trish if you’re reading this, good cookies, my sister likes them too.)
I believe most everyone else who is leaving left over the past week, so I expect the astro hallway to feel dully empty once I get back to Kingston. Most should be returning to defend at some point, though.