7:30 a.m., listening to plaintive tones from across the hall

"You know what would be awesome? If Nora walked in here with bagels and hot coffee and was like, 'Hey guys, I made you breakfast. Thanks for taking such good care of me.'" "She will someday. When she's 24. And she's home from medical school."

"Oh. I see."

"Or she's back from the artists' colony. Or out on bail."

"So many choices."

"What do you think Nora will be?"

"Good question."

"I was just reading in National Geographic about plans to colonize Mars. Do you know how long it's gonna take? To make Mars livable? It's a thousand year plan."

"So I guess she won't be living on Mars."

"No. Probably not."