We are preparing ourselves for another year of job applications, starting in September, and this time we’ll be applying to more places–and with a bit more desperation. Given how busy we both will be, I have been looking into finding a nursery for Katherine and Nathaniel to attend a couple of mornings a week. But, this being Oxford, nursery applications are a big deal, and highly competitive. Some places have waiting lists that are several years long! So I am in the midst of hunting and applying . . . so that we can hunt and apply this fall.