For the next month I can’t go a day without talking to Bahman. He calms me. Even when he has nothing new to report, he always tells me something that feels like more information and that we’re making progress. I have taken to daily ravings of delight about Bahman to Richard and he is kindly tolerant. One evening as we were falling asleep I commented, “imagine going this process with another realtor” and we both giggled madly because it was such an abhorrent thought.