The Only Constant in Life IS Change
Well, Flock Hall isn't what it used to be.... P-Squidly has moved on to live with "other" people. Ben is up at Christian youth camp for the rest of the summer and has another place already lined up for the Fall. Linus will not be staying after the end of summer, and Tessa and I will be looking for a new place in August as well.
So over the summer it will be Linus, Tessa, and I with some visits from Ben, when he is in town for the weekend, or Squid, when she happens to pop on by. Also, I may be getting a job in northern Nevada which would have me gone for a good 20 days out of a month (blocks of 10 days at a time).
No. It is for certain that Flock Hall has seen better days. Ajax's shreeks and yacks sound out hollow down the hallway these days, and the gold-fish just don't seem to be as excited when I feed them in the morning, or late afternoon when I get up. Even the kitchen table has shrunk... we just don't need the extra room anymore.
Brittany's room being vacant though has provided us with a music room and an easier route to our roof/"porch". And the summer allows for more Bar-B-Ques, and sing alongs out on the roof. But much has changed either way. With the remainder of the house all having degrees and bigger plans for the future there'e just no need to slum it down by the tracks anymore.
But Flock Hall will always have a special place in my heart. I will always remember the time spent down here on North 2nd Street. And I'm sure that the others will too. But until then, us here at Flock Hall have a summer ahead of us and a lot of fun still to be had.