This usually means the end of summer, but it feels like we've only just started having good weather. Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival has come and gone, and students are starting to show up in town. Tom has been busy planting some trees around the yard (I must get pictures here!), and our roof has been replaced. Oh, and we had the septic tank pumped - not an exciting activity but necessary! We were pushing our luck (it hadn't been done since the last century!) but we're set for a while now.
Next month: cruising! We learned that one port has been deleted from the itinerary (engine maintenance means a slower speed? The Aircraft Maintenance man in the family finds it hard to believe a commercial entity can operate this way, but we'll see! Not the most confidence-inspiring email to receive, I think).
Jon-Erik is moving (still Beaverton, but better location) and working hard with his coursework. It's fun having library-related discussions with him. He'll visit for Christmas.
James-Philip has real work again, and Jamie has started a CNA course. Cats and dogs keep them company.
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