Carole & Amy are up in the mountains tonight doing an art thing with SLU students. They took Angel the lab with them, who is no doubt in 7th heaven soaking up the love of hippie girls with no terriers around. I'm home with the terriers. Almost built a fire tonight. Rainy & damp all day & it's going to get down into the 30s tonight, though no frost is forecast. Brought the more temperature sensitive bonsai in onto the porch tonight. Won't be long before I have to harvest my chili peppers & basil. Still lots of gravel & mulch to move around outside before the snow flies. We usually get our first snow around the end of October.