Lofty - The job is doing what I went to college for (of all things) at the theatre 3.5 miles from the house. How crazy is that? It's not lots of money but it's a fine hourly wage for doing what I'd do for free anyway and it will bring in some design opportunities (starting with the set for Into the Woods this spring I think). Eventually I think I'll be helping to create a children's theatre arm of the community theatre with ongoing workshops and productions and whatnot. I'm pretty psyched.
Sparkle - Good luck with the dog! I hope her ticks remain parasitic only and few and far between.
Gaye -Great report as usual! Hope you're getting some down time on your 'vacation'!
NRR: Finally got our donkey into a new fresh area where she will hopefully be content. She's been breaking out of her pen a lot recently and being brought home in shame before 6 am the past couple of days.