Good morning (well, it's almost afternoon EDT) R/D, BW, Sue and Kuki.
We need rain (if only to settle the dirt from the construction in the front yard so that they can put down some topsoil, seed and straw it). They used to use tobacco stems as opposed to straw (it works much better) and this country used to be a major supplier of Burley tobacco. But of course that industry is shot and little of it is grown here any longer.
Donna, Emma will look adorable with any type of scarf! Hope you have a wonderful time at the Lobster Fest and like Sue, sure wish I was there. I fully intend to visit Pictou at some point because it is so idyllic.
B/W, I do feel so sorry for your sister. She probably should have had foot surger even before you did but late is better than never. Am I correct in presuming her problems are similar to yours? So so hope to be able to get together with you, your D/H and those adorable kids. We'll be in Indianapolis really only one full day, Saturday the 6th of August but I've an idea that I'll get to you with.
Sue, we'll be heading through your area on the way up on Tuesday the 2nd and back through on Sunday the 7th. Please don't go out of your way but either up or down would love to again see you and your D/H at the same place if that is convenient for you. If not, I'm sure I'll be heading back through at some point.
Kuki, I've always wanted to visit Calgary. It must be a gorgeous area. Maybe someday........
Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week.