On a more serious note (I suppose that last entry was fairly flippant, eh?): many people in places near here (MN Gunflint Trail) or in places I used to live (Kansas, Nebraska) are dealing with some very scary natural phenomenons; fire, tornadoes and floods.
My heart goes out to all those people. We have been blessed with safety, fairly normal weather and an intact house; I'm grateful for so many things. Need to remember that gratitude and not let myself fall into complaining too much about ticks and mosquitoes; I'm happy to be HERE!