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Mel's pregnancy prompted several readjustments. First we moved to an apartment in an old downtown mansion which was uncomfortably cold. Then we found a very warm apartment in an old but once fashionable building, also down town, a block from Hotel Dieu Hospital. When Mel went to the hospital to have our son, we signaled one another with flashlights after dark. I went to night school and became certified to teach. I took a position at San Elizario High School where I taught English and Spanish. To escape the city we went camping in the mountains in New Mexico with the dog and cat. Our young son sometimes needed help on our hikes.