Shirley and I attended the opening dinner for hall staff this evening in the North Dining Hall. Rectors, assistant rectors, student resident assistants, and the staff of Student Affairs were present. The Lyons Ladies (and their faculty residents) follow tradition and dress for special events on black and gold, the hall colors. Shirley matched the ladies with a LBD (little black dress) and gold necklace. I wore a black jacket and slacks with a gold shirt, black tie, and gold pocket square. As usual, I was a thorn among the roses. I will post a picture here soon.
Most major items we need for the residence are in place. There is one issue and that is our cat, Squeak. He is extremely ill and is suffering from a liver infection. He is extremely weak and is not eating or drinking. We hope so much that he can accompany us to Lyons. The next several days will tell.