Also there were my young friend Luke, who just graduated from college -- and his girlfriend, Kara. She does exist! that_guy_zach had told me of her existence, and I faithfully believed him, but hitherto, Luke has kept his relationship with her a State secret. Well, it's out in the open now.
Luke and Zach are going to be sharing an apartment in Over The Rhine (one of Cincinnati's more -- ah -- colorful neighborhoods. Which is conveniently located near Kara in Norwood. (Observe Luke's devious mind in action here.)
When that_guy_zach returns from Istanbul, there's a possibility of having a quiet little welcome home party at Wilderstead with him, Luke and Kara, and anyone else we can round up to stir the fire and be sedately dissolute (Fräulein Führerin comes to mind.)
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In other news, my son -- the other Zach (siege) -- remains in the hospital, probably for another few days. His doctor is trying out some new drugs, and wants to see how he reacts to them. collinsmom says he was pretty drowsy when she visited last night. I'll go see him today, now that I'm back.