These pictures were taken
just yesterday seven years ago from Gwynns Island.
For a variety of reasons, I've not had the opportunity to get out and take pictures here lately.
But while perusing old files looking for pictures of Daughter for her graduation ceremony, I realized I have thousands and thousands of pictures that I could recycle for this blog.
(These are leaning a lot to the left, I realize. I'm anything but perfect.)
It's astonishing to me that I've been blogging for over eight years now. I started in 2008 using
All I did was blink a few times, and now it's 2016. I am using a laptop (or, as my father would say, a flaptop) and have WiFi at my house.
I still don't know how to use my camera on anything other than Auto mode though.
In nine more years, I'll be eligible to retire officially.
Although I look forward to the option of not working, I'm not sure I want to wish away nine more years so quickly.
We're in the last few days/weeks of the school year, and Daughter is eager to be done with her senior year. She's looking forward to starting college, and I couldn't be more proud of her. In addition to working at Merroir, she's working part-time for Hudgins Design Collaborative, a local architecture firm. She recently won a scholastic award of excellence from the Marine Corps for having the highest GPA in her class, and she also won the Excellence in Science award. Her bio teacher, who presented the award, gave us a copy of the speech, a portion of which is below:
" ...What impresses me most about this student is the fact that her work ethic is not confined to the classroom setting. I have seen her fist-hand on the soccer field, on the basketball court, and on the trail for cross country. No matter what this student is doing, she is a relentlessly hard worker and a fantastic team player."
In entirely unrelated news, we're considering constructing an ark since it's been raining
That's about it from this neck of the woods. I hope all is well in your world.