I have to turn my attention to getting some chores done around the house and getting ready for the trip with my grandkids. Things always creep up on me and I think that they are much further away than they actually are.
My sister-in-law saw what sounds very, very, very much like a young mountain lion (cougar) not far from the house. There have been reported sightings but authorities pooh-pooh them. I think they are making their way back.