Got home from our interesting vacation after a lot of watching out the windows since we didn't get to hike this time. It was too windy and too smokey in the valley. Smoke was coming all the way from Arizona to Colorado...hack hack. But something exciting did happen! MM and MD signed a contract on a house there and it looks like I'm to be a mountain cat soon. No more hot Texas summers, but will have to learn about cold, snowy winters. Will let you all know how things progress.