Things are quickly back to normal in Casa K.
Tony and Jenny arrived at the Wuxi Bus Station at about three p.m. yesterday afternoon. When I first set eyes on them after two weeks, I saw that Jenny carried a few bags as Tony pushed a biccycle with training wheels. The first thing that struck me was how much more physically mature Tony looked than I had either recalled or imagined. Of course, I had had this feeling on a previous reunion with Tony after not having seen him for a few weeks.
The first thing that struck Jenny about me was how long my hair had grown, and how I need to get a haircut.
Having had realistic expectations, the return of T&J has been alright. Jenny, as I expected, was mad at me for not having cleaned the house to her liking. But there was no way she could say I was an absolute slob. And Tony has had an agenda that has conflicted with mine or is simply unfathomable to me.
I got a one week vacation now. In pure Kaulins family tradition, I have no idea what I am going to do. There seems no desire to get out of town on Jenny's part.