For the record, the photo from the last post is not me participating in Movember.  That was already something like four or five days of growth, slightly trimmed, and I shaved it all off the next day.  Facial hair just doesn’t grow on my face much.  It’s not worth encouraging it.

There was some real snow on the ground this morning, though it’s mostly melted now (almost lunchtime).  There’s still snow falling, but it’s not accumulating anymore.

The week’s been jam packed full.  We spent last weekend preparing for our newest arrival, a Blue Merle Collie, who we agreed to take in after a friend’s father passed away.  She’s an absolute sweetie, though she’s still not adjusting to the presence of a cat very well. (The cats is also suitably miffed at yet another dog invading his space.)

Anyway, here is Iris, looking pretty:


Just keep swimming.

Been keeping my head down a little bit, just trying to get through the tremendous list of things that have been needing done this past few months, both at work and at home.  And at other homes…

July disappeared faster that I would have guessed.  But at least one big thing is mostly crossed off the list, so that’s good.  The August long weekend saw me making it through yet another year of my life, and family came up for a very enjoyable day.

We still have this last week to make it through before things ease off a little bit.  But at least the end is in sight.