Well, I suppose that it is really as I feared and your or my letter was lost in the shuffle somehow. I have checked all over the shop; under the desk, in the fabric shelves, in Tootsie's basket, amongst the magazines and even in the mailbox! But to no avail - I have found nothing that remains to carry on our correspondence. So we must begin anew.
Town square is thawing a little, but most of the shops are still closed for Christmas because Lisa, Laura and Alexandra Chen have decided to go skiing. Ah well. I see the Post Office is open. When does Proper School begin?