I'm down in Santa Cruz this week working on house projects there. The outdoor hot water shower line is clogged; it looks like it is suffering from calcium deposits. Thankfully the problem is not in the interior lines. I have to cut the PVC to add a back flush tee (should have done that when I first ran that line).
The purple irises are in full bloom. Bees are everywhere collecting nectar from the lavenders and rosemary bushes. They are quite gentle beings, moving aside as I water the plants.
I had a wonderful time at Tuesday night dinner at Rowan and Russell's house. I do miss my friends company. Chris and I were going on about the finer point of archery. He's convincing me to go with him on a target shoot, and I think I'll take him up on it. Archery is one of those "I wish I did" skills, and I can see I'm about to venture on that path. Ah well, what's a 1/256th elf to do?