Happy Fourth of July!

Just sending out a quick Happy 4th of July to all of you out there. I hope you all have a lovely day. Chris and Lise are heading to the Adobe fireworks display, and Mickey and I are heading out to Port Angeles for today and tomorrow to explore Olympic National Park and in general have a good time. (I’m bringing my camera AND my sketchbook, so expect pictures later.)

I’d also like to give a shout out to my brother, who is doing something really cool. Kudos to you!

At some point in the not too distant future, I’ll sit down and fill you in on what’s happening with the house hunting process (yes, house hunting, as in seeking to purchase a house). Before you bother, yes the thought of a duplex or some other house that we could use to pull in another stream of revenue has crossed our minds. It was subsequently crossed out, as it’s not something either of us want to do right now.
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Today was the Fourth of July, Independence Day, which we spent lazing about the house, followed by dinner with the folks, then the local fireworks display. The fireworks were excellent this year, down at Kilowatt Field at the border between Vermont and New Hampshire (for those that are unaware, Vermont IS part of the United States, and not in fact a mythical land that they mention “travelling off to” in tv sitcoms).

I hadn’t been to the local fireworks display since they moved to their current location (previously it had been at the high school football field). I did make it to fireworks last year, but that was down in Boston (you would think they would be more extravagant, but no… the local ones are just as good).

There was a certain humor to the event, since we were perched precariously on the side of a rather steep hill looking over the river. I slid off the blanket several times over the course of the night, because I simply could NOT keep anchored.

Unfortunately I didn’t bring a camera, so no pictures this time. (My D60 is still in for repairs… I should have it back by the end of next week, hopefully in time for my trip to Seattle.)

I really just wanted to give a quick post about the day… hopefully sometime in the next few days, I’ll do a more substantial piece, as there is a lot going on in my head right now.