Thanks for the congrats. Was pretty cool to come home to an FP when I haven't made anything much for a couple of weeks. Trip was great. Nice combo of things that kept us hopping all over Cali :) Lots of fires there though. One big one on the Eel river aout 20 miles south of the festival. Several in the Redding area when we were at Lake Almanor. The whole state needs a good drenching. The music festival was a blast. http://cheezburger.com/8285117184 Spent all night Mon and all day today trying to do some catch-up. Wanna make some Kamp LOLs. How has the rest of your summer been going? How are the adoptions doing? I see Betsy dropped in here for awhile.
To a greater or lesser extent, owners in all cities jealously defend their"turf". We see that between the Giants and the A's. Originally, the South Bay was part of the A's territory. When the Giants were considering a move down here the A's ceded that territory to them...no strings, no money...just gave it to them. Of course it turned out that the Giants never made the move but they never gave those rights back and there was no sunset provision. Now that the A's want to move to Fremont, the Giants try to block every attempt by playing the "it's their territory" card. I'm a Giants fan but that's awfully petty, particularly in light of how it came to be their territory. I'm glad Kibby and Chessie have an alternate can opener waiting in the wings. It's nice to have a caring group of friends to count on.
I don't see any way that Davis would ever give up control willingly. I can understand where SS&E is coming from but you sure wish there was another way for them to work things out. How long will you be staying in San Diego? Do you have a friend come by your home to care for your cats while you're gone? Our plans are coming along nicely. I suspect we'll reserve our campgrounds when I get together with the folks tomorrow. We've already got a list of good choices for all but our final night. I could spend some time this afternoon coming up with those final choices.
Gosh, I'd love some of that rain. We're parched out here, too. What an exciting time for your friend and the girls. Mom has to be proud, happy, sad, scared and excited all at the same time. I can only imagine. It's too bad her swim times aren't quite up to those California school levels. Those are elite programs and awesome schools. It must be rough to have to "settle" for MIT. I will return to work with the kids again this year. I won't start with them until after I get back from my trip in September though. That's getting close.
The lil' woofer and I are doing just fine. We're enjoying some ideal weather conditions with highs not too high and lows perfect for cooling off the house. Geez, you've found lots of homes for kittehs recently but there's always more that need homes. Is your friend going someplace exotic? With two weeks off they could get adventurous.