random_girl and grandmoffdavid are my heroes! They have agreed to take in Esme while I'm in the Bay Area. I've been really worried about her. When the construction starts in the morning, I've discovered that she hides under the bed until I get up and shower. Then, she follows me downstairs. I feel awful. She wants to be near me but because she hasn't figured out what is making all the noise, she's been too skittish to not hide. Next week is when the construction guys start accessing the house and I was really worried for her then. Worried she'd freak, bite one of them or escape and I wouldn't be here to help her. Now, I know she'll be ok.