The pup is a handful too ;-) Our old dog sleeps much of the time and our middle aged dog still has a bit of energy, so we got a puppay! We've tried to adopt twice, but the "dark lord" sheepdog would not accept a full adult male around me. So far Ruby Red the heeler is a hit with everyone except the old girl. The sheepdog absorbs most of that puppy energy. She is equal parts pure joy and pure annoy. As for the boy, he is working hard to successfully define himself separately from me. In other words, the sky is apparently not blue and water is apparently not wet. I did secure him a scholarship to camp, so he had a magical 3 weeks ($4,000). Mom had a wee bit of fun too. Hope y'all are enjoying your summer. We were supposed to travel to Guatemala on some air credits but had to postpone when our friend/host/interpreter had emergency surgery. We have a consolation trip to the beach and to the river for camping and tubing. Otherwise it's the usual routine of trying to get wood processed and trying to keep this old cabin from falling down. I did get hired to teach biology at one of our county high schools I prefer that age group. It took me six years to get out of middle school. You probably heard my son scream when he found out we would be attending high school together! What's new with you? Summer plans?