The President was out of town for six days. I took a break.

I have friends in Sydney.

Took some very long hot showers with great water pressure — a pleasure not available in Timor. Saw some very very good friends I have missed. Woke up on some chilly mornings and even got caught in the rain one afternoon.

Sydney is a gorgeous city. Part San Francisco, part New York. It was a great “reboot”. I needed it.

The thought of moving to Australia did cross my mind. I got as far as looking up how long my dogs would need to be in quarantine if they came there.

Just a passing idea. Beautiful city.