Staying brief because LJ was down yesterday/today and still not working for some people.
Nice to have some cooler days and mornings over the weekend and actually get to open my windows! Sunday was just delicious.
Thanks to the state shutdown ending, on Saturday I got my kayak license and on Sunday I went kayaking! After all those months of preparing and learning and buying stuff, a bit unreal to actually get out there.
Monday evening, I drove to the UPS center and got my book 5 commission at last! I was at least the second American to see it: had to pay brokerage fees to get it from Canada, and the US Customs folks had to open and inspect every single box and envelope inside the big box, those snoops! I think I want their job. ;) Anyway, more on that later...