There is no denying that this is a beautiful area. Mountains, water, rivers, greenery but oh so much rain! We planned a trip over to the Arlington Fly In on the other side of the Puget Sound. They have these events in the summer, because, well - it's summer and the sun is out and it's warm and nice. It rained the entire time! Not a heavy rain, just a drizzle, enough to keep any planes from flying, as it is all VFR. The Warbirds weren't even there. Within five minutes, my shoes were sodden, and I squished at each step. The water crept up my jeans until I was wet to the knees. Fortunately, I had decided against sandals even though I had checked the weather forecast which said partly sunny! I did take a wide brimmed hat, thinking that with the lily white winter skin, I would need protection from the sun. It turned into a rain hat! It was so nasty I didn't even take my camera out of the car.

We stayed a couple of hours, wandered around looking at vintage planes, some replicas, listened to stories of how they were rebuilt which reminded me of Biff rebuilding Morgans, casting parts etc when there are none available.

But all-in-all, it wasn't a bust; it was good to get away from here, even for a few hours, get a different perspective on life!

The latest news is I'm doing some work for Ecology Today. I'm on a project that I hope extends out to become permanent. To start, I am reading everything on the site - a crash course in ecology! - and identifying what needs to go, what needs editing, updating and what can be used and repurposed for the kid's section. And of course, this is something I can do from anywhere!

I have no idea what is going on with the nuts - so am just going to have to walk away from it, send the keys to someone else, close the bank account etc. It just boggles my mind that these people just don't communicate.