construction has started on the project i'm working. which leaves me working six, sometimes seven days a week, 12 hours a day. while that might sound brutal, i am constantly thankful for david because he certainly has the harder job. that man works from home and takes care of the kids full time these days. how does he do it? i have no idea. but aside from our new schedule, we have been so very lucky to have dear friends coming into our lives here in california. for a day, or for a week, it feels pretty dang good to see an old, familiar, well loved face. thank you beth, jeremy and tricia, and toby and maureen. you make us laugh harder and smile bigger, and for now, we can use that kind of good good medicine.