And though I’ve begun correspondence to you in the past with quotations from Carlo M. Cipolla’s “Economic History of World Population,” all I can do now is remind you of our directive. Your stay in the Hibernation Hive is neither coincidental nor frivolous. While your frustrations and delusions are unshared at this point, I will have a porch installed immediately. It may not meet your specific stipulations and be regarded as a back porch, but I hope something from the greater porch family will suffice.
And if you, by some chance, thought my station was roses and hot coffee, I’m sure the quick recollection of Teruel will quickly dispel that.