I always know when summer is almost over. Day returns from his work convention. I usually travel with him to it but this year I was unable to because of money. I hate when he travels so far & so long. It is difficult for so many reasons. But I know it is necessary. I usually keep myself busy with house projects, painting and taking care of the animals. My chickens are growing quickly and soon I hope I will have eggs daily instead of just one a day. My latest creation is of my blue lace rooster. I call him Cap’n Jack. He is big, beautiful and very gentle. I have never been around a rooster that allows you to carry him like Cap’n Jack does. I painted his portrait in encaustics and plan to paint more in encaustics this fall. I also am finishing the trim paint in the art studio. It was the only room in the house that didn’t have the trim painted. Now all we have to do is get the master bath finished and the house is complete. And when we do, we will probably sell it. It would be nice if just once we finished a house & stayed. Cest la vie.