it is always a bit of a shock to get off the train and see the land not moving and feel the floor not moving. this house stayed here the whole time i was gone and it is going on staying here now that i am back. as far as i can tell everything is where i left it although i can see that the cats have been milling around the house as is their habit. and probably the housemates have come and gone on schedule all week. basically nothing has changed but of course much has changed it just changed the way it usually does.