Here’s Loyal Reader Number Four and a friend in the Narrows. Who wants to go camping? I do.

I had a terrible time getting the above picture to look right. There must be a flaw in the original file, because Blogger wanted to cut off the bottom. I tried several times (which required me to FTP to my account on Vizaweb and remove the bad files before giving Blogger another chance) and finally got the little picture to be right, although the big one was no good. I went into Gimp and saved the picture as a GIF and tried again. This time the little picture was slightly bad but the big one was fine. I edited the HTML for this post and saved the little JPG picture and the big GIF. Phew. I hope my Loyal Readers appreciate all I go through for you.

Otherwise, the day was pretty uneventful. Oh, I did get the Honda washed during my lunch break. It’s a thing of beauty once again. I like the car wash in Santa Clara. With the break for the car wash, I only ended up working five hours for free. Having to go in on my off Fridays is the low point of my otherwise very enjoyable job.

LRN4 has been staining the fence to stave off water damage from the sprinklers. She’s a little less than halfway done, but it’s looking pretty good. The stain isn’t changing the color – maybe darkening it a little – but it will keep it looking nice for much longer. Of course, we can’t make our neighbors finish their side, so it will probably wear out just as quickly, but our side should look good right up to the day when it crumbles into dust.

LRN4 has inadvertently gotten herself set up as a substitute Seminary teacher. It’s a very rewarding thing to do, but it’s a lot of work. She’s teaching next week and already working hard to prepare lessons. I’m not helping much by listening to some music on iTunes and Pandora, but she doesn’t seem to mind too much. At least she’s keeping it to herself.

We’re heating up the spa tonight to help LRN4 relax her sore painting arm. I’m looking forward to getting in there. I don’t think I’ll be jumping into the pool tonight, though. It’s been very cool for a few days and the water is currently at 68 degrees. Just a little too cool. It’s supposed to warm way back up starting tomorrow, so the pool ought to be nice next weekend.

Speaking of which, I think I’ll go get in it. Watch for a couple of book reviews in the HRVA this weekend. See you on Monday.

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