It was a grand weekend. and prooved to be find hostesses as usual. There was talk that I would have to do work all weekend instead and it was touch and go there for a bit but in the end I was able to steal away. I still spent a fair amount of time engrossed in work, but the angst factor was pretty low.

And now the countdown begins for the Fourth of July shindig at my house. It's been a long time since I've had so many folks in my house at one time and I'm looking pretty forward to it. But with 8 adults and 3 kids staying in the house in addition to and myself, things like clean towels and toilet paper become more of an issue than normal. But it will be a bit like old times back in Blacksburg.

Today was Dad's last day at work. He seems to be doing well overall. I suppose we'll see how that goes in the near future. I can understand his angst over not being with a job after a very long time, but maybe he'll come to enjoy it.

My coworker is out of town all this week on vacation and I must "hold down the fort" without him. So far so good as of Day One. And Friday is a holiday. So I'm hoping for the best.

Ok, I'm too tired to keep writing and tomorrow is a long day of fort holding, so we'll pick up where we left off from there.