Dear Ivette –

It was lovely to hear from you. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write you back – It’s not your fault but I don’t check that email address much any more. I’ve cc-ed the email address that I use more often these days.

I am so glad to hear that you got a new position! I suppose you are looking for your ‘forever home’. Will this be it? I’m glad you’re back in the city. It would be a quiet place without you.

I have taken a part-time job as an assistant to an estate. I help an older man manage his day-to-day affairs. It keeps me busy but leaves me time to work on my blog, as you saw. I’m writing a novel as well.

How is Latoya? Is she still playing violin? I hope she’s been enjoying some success. I know it’s a cutthroat business, hers.

I have a dog now. His name is Edward. He takes good care of me. He’s a mutt. Do you have any pets?

Write when you can. All my love,