18 Feb 1987
Hey, there, Udo!–
We were visiting Mary’s sister in Santa Barbara, and then some old UCLA friends in Santa Moninca, and your letter arrived while we were gone. Just got home.
If we know for sure when you plan to be in California, we can let you know our schedule, and this won’t happen again.
Have to make this short because we are having electrical and concrete work done around here. Small turmoil.
Regards and regret to all.