a fun zentangled bat adorns this envelope from hester, who participated in the exchange. her intuition was correct that i would be thrilled to receive the american gothic stamp. that little house is still standing in eldon iowa. the renter recently moved out and they are pondering what to do about re-renting it. it attracts a lot of visitors and while the renter who moved out grew weary of tourists peeking in her windows, there is a part of me that wants to move in and start my own correspondence school. i love the idea, but my family hasn't quite voted me off the island, so i'll be in des moines a while longer.