Work is going well.

The week of camping and being disconnected made me realize how much more I can do if I’m not frequently using social media and news. I didn’t look at CNN at all and Facebook just a few times while we were gone. Less of that means more time for work! And I’m able to concentrate a bit more.

I’m really excited about turning Tia’s room into a work and craft space.

Last weekend, I made a HUGE dent on the stuff in there, recycling a bunch, throwing some away, and reclaiming things. It’s going to be a place where undisturbed work, and art, can happen.

And so I don’t forget, here’s one of the many reasons we would like a work space: Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week. If I could do this, it would be really good for our business.

We made it to the top of Weeki Wachee.

Tyler wanted to spend some time with us while he was home on leave from the Marines, so we borrowed Rachel’s single kayak and went on a trip up the Weeki Wachee River. We didn’t really plan how far we were going to go, but once we got more than halfway, we said the heck with it, and decided we would go to the top. I wanted to quit a few times (out of shape), but I had made a comment earlier in the day about other people we went with being wimps and not wanting to go all the way, so Trav held me to to my word and we went as far as we could go, which is almost to the springs. It was an 11 mile trip and poor Tyler had sore arms the next day. It was way worth it, though. On the float down, we had the river to ourselves, and we saw lots of fish, turtles, birds, and a small manatee.

Both kayaks fit on the car.

Greg got us J hooks for Christmas, and they work great! It’s a bit of a struggle for me to get the blue kayak on and off, but that’s OK. I’m going to start working out again and then it shouldn’t be a problem.

Two kayaks on our car.

Ken played, and we danced.

I have been playing cribbage with our friends Clyde and Carol, and their son is visiting. After we got done with the three games, he got out his guitar and one of the songs he played was a nice rumba, so Clyde & Carol danced, and I did, too. It was lovely.