I believe we've mentioned the fact that we live on a very friendly block. No one can seem to figure out what exactly we're doing in the house, where we're living or even who is married to whom. But everyone is very interested. The kids are also interested, mostly, it seems in Dan and Melissa. Apparently Melissa looks exactly like a popular "American Girl" doll. Which makes her very popular. Dan is popular because, well, we don't know for sure, but it could be due to any one of his many exceptional characteristics.
The friendlier we are the friendlier they are...to the point where our friend Nancy (far right) opened our door and marched in unannounced today. Melissa was trying on her new shoes for me, and suddenly there was a Nancy in our livingroom. Currently there are 8 teens sitting on our stoop. So we might be mysterious, but we're apparently not very threatening.