Update: I wrote this prior to the devastating flooding in Vermont over the weekend from Hurricane Irene. I am deeply saddened over what has happened there. More information is here.
I spent almost three weeks this month visiting my family in Vermont. I go every August but this year I went for longer than usual. I worked really hard to save up enough to take that long off from work and I really wanted to spend a big chunk of time out of the city and out of the heat.
This year I really didn’t want to come home. And since I did there has been an earthquake and a hurricane. My long term plan included moving to Vermont permanently and I’ve been thinking hard about how I can make that happen sooner.